The Oakland Education Week in Review: 10/19-10/25

Last week, great conversations on equity and segregation in Oakland, schools as polling places, too many student haven’t been showing up virtually and one district has been so bold as to threaten parents, some powerful homegrown work from the Black Literary Collective, a coup at the Reach Institute?, student homelessness is rising, and we continue…


Secret (and Illegal?) Meetings, No Instructors, A Forced Conversion? and No Answers—What the F is Happening at Oakland’s Reach Institute

The Reach Institute is one of Oakland’s most effective leadership development programs, cultivating and providing some of the most important educators the region.  It is a local resource, with local leadership and catering to local talent.  Or at least it was. Monumental changes are taking place, at a speed only rivalled by the Barrett confirmation…


Beyond ‘Nice White Parents’ A Conversation on Privilege, Power and School Equity

Did you listen to “Nice White Parents” on Serial, did it get you thinking, we have Ep. 5’s featured guest Miriam Nunberg folks from Integrated Schools Community Equity Allies for OUSD SoBE Oakland Teens Take Charge NYC talking NYC, Oakland and beyond, join us on wed for a great discussion of privilege, power, and equity


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 10/12-10/18

Its election season, we have the BLM and SoBEO voter guides, some amazing voting posters from OSA youth, an update on Oakland’s digital divide, the vast inequities in our schools and a forum with Integrated Schools, Equity Allies and Miriam from ep.5 of Nice White Parents on 10/21, teen voting on the ballot, lots of…


Four Schools Four Miles Apart in Oakland, And the Chasms of Opportunity

Babies born less than a miles apart here have radically different chances.  You can go to public school A in Oakland, which is 90% free and reduced lunch, where not a single child was proficient in Math, and not a single White child attends.  Or, not far down the block, less than a half mile…