This week in Oakland education–OUSD and County board meetings, the community advisory committees for special education and English language learners meet, it is the last week of open enrollment for charters and EBIA has tours, an interesting look at race, geography and Alameda, the Black College Expo, all that and more, with links, please read share and get involved.
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2/12 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)
2/13 6:30 p.m. ACOE Board of Education meeting
2/13 6:00pm – 8:00pm Black Tides: Race, Geography & Impact of World War II on Alameda
2/14 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Board of Education Regular Meeting
2/15 5:00-7:30 Meeting of the District English Language Learners’ Sub-Committee (DELLS)
2/16 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tour at East Bay Innovation Academy Middle School
2/17 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 15th Annual Black College Expo
2/20 10 AM – 12 PM Event Marketing Basics: From Concept to Completion
2/22, 7-9pm TARGETING THE MOVEMENT:The FBI’s Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation
2/25 12:30-7:00 Black Joy Parade and Celebration
3/2 Rethinking School Justice: A Forum on Intersectional Advocacy and School Discipline
3/15 4:00 – 6:30 pm The Second Annual Oakland Promise Report
4/12-4/15 OUSD Office of Equity 2018 African American Male Achievement Spring Symposium
Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth
Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships
Let’s get to college! East Bay College Fund
The Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) Scholarship Program
SMASH Academy Accepting Applications
How you can help
Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts
Ms. Zissis, from Sankofa Elementary, needs iPads for her speech students
Wondering how to support students and staff through the OUSD #budget cuts?
Help out ICS, Sankofa, or other youth being affected by budget cuts
2/12 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Meeting of the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Participants will learn about programs and supports available to high school students for their transition to adulthood. Transition planning for students entering new grade spans will also be discussed. Finally, students with IEP’s from Oakland Tech will present about their dreams and goals for the future alongside their teachers, at Oakland Tech.
2/13 6:30 p.m. ACOE Board of Education meeting in the Board Room of the Alameda County Office of Education at 313 W. Winton Avenue, Hayward
2/13 6:00pm – 8:00pm Black Tides: Race, Geography & Impact of World War II on Alameda – “Black Tides: How World War II Transformed the Racial Geography of Alameda, California”. World War II was a transformed the Pacific Coast cities of the United States. The second World War ushered in what some historians call the “Second Great Migration,” as five million African Americans migrated from southern states.
2/14 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM Board of Education Regular Meeting– Closed session begins at 4:00 p.m.Open session begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information about the OUSD Board of Education, please visit ousd.org/boe. For meeting agendas and to watch certain legislative meetings streamed live, please visit ousd.org/boewatch. Location: The Great Room at La Escuelita, 1050 2nd Avenue, Oakland , CA 94606The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.
2/15 5:00-7:30 Meeting of the District English Language Learners’ Sub-Committee (DELLS) At this meeting, members and participants will discuss the following: current roll-out of the new ELL reclassification dashboard and of the English Language Proficiency Assessment of CA, mid-year district-wide reclassification data, status of school site establishment of Site English Language Learners Sub-Committees (SELLS), use of Title III roll-over funds during the Spring 2018 semester, goals for remainder of LCAP engagement process in Spring 2018
Childcare, a light meal, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Bridges Academy
1325 53rd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
2/16 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Tour at East Bay Innovation Academy Middle School Are you applying to East Bay Innovation Academy? We recommend you to attend one of their tours and information nights! See the list of dates below. If you have any questions please contact the school at 510-577-9557.
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Coming Up Dates for Tours (Times: 1:30pm-2:30pm)
Friday, February 16th
Coming Up Dates Information Nights (Times: 7pm-8pm)
Wednesday, February 21st
2/17 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 15th Annual Black College Expo -Join us for the 15th Annual Black College Expo. The Black College Expo™ is an event the highlights over 50 of the 104 historically black colleges and universities, along with other higher learning institutions and educational services. It was developed 17 years ago to serve as a vital link between minorities and college admissions. Although the purpose is to educate ALL students about HBCUs and the college admission process, you’ll find public colleges, private colleges, ivy leagues, baby ivies, and even military colleges on site. The overall goal is to encourage and promote the importance of higher education, while providing positive guidance and pathways towards positive post-secondary pursuits for students from underserved and underrepresented communities. Our programs and events have produced valedictorians, salutatorians, doctors, lawyers, scientists, engineers, educators, leaders, and even successful entrepreneurs. We know with support students can succeed and National College Resources Foundation will continue to connect students to college, careers & beyond! Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland , CA 94607The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.
2/20 10 AM – 12 PM Event Marketing Basics: From Concept to Completion Join us for a session with Florence “Flo” Wiley. This hands-on workshop session is designed to provide instruction on the basic marketing tools necessary to successfully sell a fundraising event. Workshop leader, Florene “Flo” Wiley, has directed marketing programs for the Apollo Theatre, Scholastic, Uniworld Group, Memorial Baptist Church of Harlem, the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, and the City of Oakland, CA. This event is free to attend!
2/22, 7-9pm TARGETING THE MOVEMENT:The FBI’s Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation Laney College (Room # to be announced)- Last summer, the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division issued a memo about what it designated as “black identity extremists” (BIE), warning of an increase in “premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement” at their hands. This designation fits within a long line of federal law enforcement efforts to suppress Black liberation movements in the US and to threaten and intimidate Black organizers, activists and their allies. What are the implications of this latest designation, what does it tell us about law enforcement strategy, and what can we do to resist it?
Join Center for Political Education and the National Lawyers Guild for a panel discussion with local activists, organizers, and lawyers on what the BIE designation means for movements for Black liberation and self-determination in the Bay Area.
2/25 12:30-7:00 Black Joy Parade and Celebration
Location: Downtown Oakland: 14th Street at Alice Street – 1400 Alice Street Oakland
The route of the celebration is Downtown Oakland from 14th/Alice to 20th/Broadway. A lively procession down the streets of Oakland to… more details >>
Time: 12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
3/2 Rethinking School Justice: A Forum on Intersectional Advocacy and School Discipline at Berkeley Law. This forum convenes activists, artists, lawyers, and community members–including keynote lecturers Eva Paterson of the Equal Justice Society and activist Talila Lewis. We’ll discuss how racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and ablism trap our most vulnerable youth in school discipline systems. We’ll also explore how interdisciplinary advocacy can help students thrive. Registration is open now. This event is free, open to the public, and ASL-interpreted. The poster below provides more details.
3/15 4:00 – 6:30 pm The Second Annual Oakland Promise Report–Inspire, Inform, and Engage| Roosevelt Middle School, This event will be a time for the community to come together to reflect on our first two years, share our vision moving forward, showcase the outstanding education organizations in the community, and celebrate all the inspiring work being done to improve educational outcomes for students across Oakland. You can find more information about the event on our website, as well as RSVP here.
4/12-4/15 OUSD Office of Equity 2018 African American Male Achievement Spring Symposium The Oakland Unified School District’s Office of Equity and the National Equity Project invite you to experience our ENGAGE, ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER approach to realizing My Brother’s Keeper’s vision in a citywide system of schools.
This three-day professional development experience will sell out. Get your tickets early to make sure you are a part of our classroom observations, Office of Equity staff-led seminars, student interactions, and more.
Ticket includes admission to:
- Symposium Professional Development Workshops
- Manhood Development Program Classroom Tours
- African American Male Achievement’s Man-Up! Youth conference
Opportunities / Funding for Educators and Youth
Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships-Mills College is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive environment dedicated to helping Oakland girls and young women succeed in college. To make a transformative Mills education accessible and affordable, we are offering generous scholarships and financial aid to qualified students.
Mills will provide a minimum financial aid scholarship of $7,000 to every Oakland Public high school student (district or charter) admitted in fall 2018 with a minimum high school GPA of 3.2. Higher scholarship amounts may be offered to admitted students with higher GPAs.
In addition to these awards, beginning fall 2018 we are excited to debut 10 new Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships, including the African American Female Excellence Scholarship, the Latina Excellence Scholarship, and eight additional Mills-Oakland Promise scholarships.
Our district-wide scholarship is now live! Apply for the East Bay College Fund Opportunity Scholarship today and share with all Oakland high school seniors. Let’s get to college!
SMASH Academy Accepting Applications– Since 2004, SMASH has helped bring a rigorous STEM education to hundreds of students from low income, underrepresented communities. A few SMASH facts: Impact: SMASH is a 3 year STEM acceleration summer residential and academic year program that works: check out their alumni outcomes here. Free of Cost: SMASH is a free program — equivalent to a $24,000 scholarship.
Nationwide: SMASH is continuing to expand to serve more students across the nation. In addition to existing sites at Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, Davis, and Morehouse College, SMASH will be opening two new sites in 2018: Wayne State University and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The SMASH 2018 application deadline is March 1, 2018. Students can apply here.
2018 KPAA Scholarship Program now accepting applications
Please share this opportunity with anyone who may be interested.
The Kaiser Permanente Asian Association (KPAA) Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from high school students who are scheduled to graduate in spring 2018. KPAA scholarships recognize students who have brought demonstrable, tangible benefit to an Asian community and who have the potential to be future leaders. Students may have demonstrated this potential through their activities in school, in the community, or in the face of unusual circumstances.
Since its inception in 2000, KPAA has awarded 107 scholarships totaling $287,500. In 2018, KPAA offers seven scholarships of $3,500 each.
Applications are being accepted online at this website. Online applications must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2018. On May 1, 2018, the KPAA website will list the names of those awarded scholarships.
Scholarship funds will be distributed in August 2018. The funds will be sent directly to the college, university, trade, or technical school the winners will attend in the fall.
If you have questions about the scholarship application, please visit http://www.applyists.com/contact-us/contact-us-customer-care/ . For general questions about the scholarship or to learn more about KPAA, please visit https://kaiserpermanente-asianassociation.org. The following Kaiser Permanente business resource groups also offer scholarships:
Kaiser Permanente African American Professional Association – contact Charvette Blincoe at [email protected] . KP Pride – contact Jay Bachicha at [email protected]
Kaiser Permanente Latino Association – contact Eva Ramirez at [email protected]
KP employees interested in financial aid for their own education efforts should call the Kaiser Permanente Student Financial Aid Program toll-free at 866-232-2934 for more information about scholarships and loans to complete degree and certificate programs in nursing and allied health fields. There also is information on the KP Careers Planning website, under Regional Resources.
How you can help
Help ICS survive the OUSD budget cuts Oakland Unified is facing another enormous budget shortfall. District level budget cuts are being shouldered by teachers and families, with each school being asked to cut on average $120 per student. What this means for many schools is an IMMEDIATE LOSS of after-school programs, support staff, access to technology, field trips, and many of the enrichment activities that make their schooling experience enjoyable and equitable. At schools in Oakland’s wealthier neighborhoods, these cuts will be offset by parent donations and annual fundraisers that bring in an average of $300,000 per year. At flatland schools, populated predominantly by students of color, these cuts will be felt by teachers and children, and they will be felt deeply. Please click here to help.
Ms. Zissis, from Sankofa Elementary, needs iPads for her speech students. An iPad would be a great supplemental therapy tool. Learn more about similar projects from Oakland teachers that still need funding. GO will match your contribution!
Wondering how to support students and staff through the OUSD #budget cuts? Here are 5 ways — from donating school supplies to staying engaged!