“Starting with the Community” How Oakland is Closing the Digital Divide, and How We Build Back Better

Please check out our latest podcast https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1475654196124338&ref=watch_permalink We have moved from 12% of low income students connected to 97%.  This is great porgress but the battle is not won.  Oakland has a massive investment coming for broadband infrastructure, enough to connect every family to fiber.  Whether this actually happens and we actually invest in our…


Oakland Ed Week in Review 9/13-9/19

Last week, working to save a swim program, teachers of the year, OUSD’s efforts to increase equity in college access, a COVID vaccine mandate, a podcast on How Oakland is closing its digital divide and what is next, the independent study law needs updating during COVID, looking at district lines and redlining, all that and…


From 12% to 97%, How Oakland is Bridging the Digital Divide and How We Close it Forever

From 12% to 97%, How Oakland is Bridging the Digital Divide and How We Close it Forever Join us Tuesday 9/21 at 1 Pacific for Getting Oakland to 100, Episode 3 of Desegregate the Internet Oakland is hailed as a national model for closing the digital divide.  And the numbers are impressive.  Oakland Undivided states…


Action on Fighting Anti-Blackness; OUSD’s Promising Policy Change that Can Equalize College Access

Every year hundreds of mostly Black and Brown students graduate from OUSD, only to learn they can’t even apply to four-year colleges.  This is a failure of expectations for these students and failure of the overall system for families, who trusted their child to OUSD, seeing them getting “passing” grades, only to later realize how…


The Oakland Ed Week in review 9/5-9/12

Last week, declining attendance and enrollment at OUSD, talking to families, vaccine mandates, the Curry’s latest, the recall and education, a powerful reparations task force from the state, the enduring effects of ethnic studies, our podcast on the digital divide, a great new book on Oakland Ed, Learning in Public, a powerful PD opportunity with…