All the Oakland news that is fit to link– this week teacher of the year honorees, tough hiring condition in Oakland, the challenges of access for parents, segregation in West Oakland and the effects, an awesome graduating class at Mack, a tragedy in Florida, more public school wars, a Black fatherhood film and panel, looking at restorative justice, a look at school discipline and race, all that and much much more with links and info below please read share and get involved
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Alameda County Office of Education Announces Teacher of the Year Honorees – Hayward, CA – Educator George Hoss has been named the Alameda County Office of Education.
Lower salaries and higher rent makes hiring teachers in Oakland tough – More than 100 teacher candidates lined up for a chance to work at Oakland public schools.
Choice is not Access: A Parent’s Journey in Oakland’s School “System” – Great School Voices – I would do anything for my sons, especially when it comes to their education. I’ve spent more than a decade volunteering in Oakland Public Schools – my oldest son, Lejon, is 19 now and my youngest, Tyran, is 10. I’ve volunteered in Tyran’s elementary school from 1st grade to his current 4th grade classroom. I know everything there is to know about the school itself – but until this year, I didn’t know about the system or how it works.
Takeaways from Talking Segregation in West Oakland and the Questions We Left with – Great School Voices – “Make it big, small changes are not what the next generation needs.”
Almost All of the McClymonds High School Class of 2018 is College-Bound – 60 McClymonds High School (Mack) graduating seniors who are heading to college next school year. That’s 60 out of 62 total seniors.
A Celebration of Black Educators; Building a Pipeline around Recruitment, Retention and Development – Please join the State of Black Education in Oaklnd (SoBEO) to break bread at noon, and celebrate some of Black heroes and sheroes.
Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch, George Lopez to host bartender charity event – Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is hosting a celebrity bartending event in San Francisco Tuesday to benefit his Fam First Family Foundation.
Oakland School Board Surprised by Proposed Deal to Sell City-Owned Land to Charter School for Expansion | East Bay Express – The OUSD board wasn’t told about the deal until last week and say it interferes with their efforts to plan school facilities and enrollments.
Oakland Council Steps Up to Provide Clean Drinking Water for Oakland’s Students – Oakland Post – Ribbon-cutting for the new hydration station at Joaquin Miller Elementary School. Funding to come from Oakland Soda Tax and Alameda County Board of Education.
Supporting school libraries a real no-brainer – Andrea Kneeland, a teacher librarian in her first year at Frick Impact Academy, had heard students at the middle school in East Oakland weren’t interested in reading.
Black Fatherhood Film and Panel – Ann Martin Center Parent Education Program and Emery Unified School District Wellness Department are proud to present: “Black Fatherhood: Trials & Tribulations, Testimony & Triumph” FILM SCREENING AND PANEL
Partnership for Equity: Learning from Oakland’s Full Service Community Schools – A longitudinal, multi-methods research project examines early outcomes and ongoing implementation of one school district’s efforts.
Scapegoating Charter Public Schools in Oakland – Oakland Charters – Medium – By David Castillo Executive Director, Oakland Charters
Oakland Kids Stranded in Fla. After Mom’s Death Return Home – Six children from Oakland returned home Saturday, weeks after their mother died in a fatal car accident in Florida, and they could not afford to come home due to the funeral costs.
PG&E doubles $1 million donation to Oakland college graduation program – The program launched in 2016 to increase the number of college graduates from Oakland.
The art of engagement: classroom management now matters more in teacher training – The current era of discipline reform in California is putting greater emphasis on an aspect of teaching that has long gotten the short shrift in teacher credentialing.
WATCH Live as California’s Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Educational Equity And Other Key Issues Affecting the State’s Kids – #EDlection2018: See The 74’s preview coverage of key education races to follow through 2018 — visit The74Million.org/Election. Starting at 7 p.m. Pacific Time/10 p.m. Eastern Time this evening, California gubernatorial candidates including Antonio Villaraigosa, John Chiang, and Delaine Eastin.
Resources often don’t match rhetoric for restorative justice in California schools – While awareness of restorative justice is high among school officials statewide, budgets for programs remain tiny in most school districts.
Robin Lake: 4 Ways a Big New Study on School Districts, Finances & Charter Schools Is Misleading California Parents & Communities – A new report from In the Public Interest, an Oakland, California-based think tank, is getting some attention right now for purporting to show how three districts in the state are “bearing the cost of the unchecked expansion of privately managed charter schools.”
The rise of restorative justice in California schools brings promise, controversy – Many tout the practice as a groundbreaking alternative to zero-tolerance policies and a way to alleviate discipline disparities.
California Has 524 U.S. News Best Schools In The Country For 2018 – U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how CA schools ranked.
Michael Kirst Stepping Down as President of California State Board – Michael Kirst will be stepping down from his job as president of the California School Board when Gov. Jerry Brown’s tenure is over.
West Contra Costa Families Demand Parent-Friendly Data at State Capitol – RICHMOND, Calif., May 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Yesterday, family leaders from GO Public Schools West Contra Costa.
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On School Discipline: Q&A with Educator and Activist, Brittany Packnett – The Education Trust – To explore the challenges within school discipline practices, we interview Brittany Packnett, educator, activist, co-chair of Ed Trust Influencers.