Charter Schools with Open Seats on 6/1, You Can Still Apply, Many Great Choices

There are still many great school choices in both the district and charters, if you are still looking, please apply and find the right spot for your child.  Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. I did not get the district list this week but will publish when/if I do. Different schools, sometimes show results for certain groups…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 5/24-5/31

Teens may get to vote in school board elections, graduations and honor rolls are starting, critical cuts to foster youth support, the fault in the City’s plan to address the digital divide, tough cuts are coming to budgets, looking at virtual special education and more, please read, share and get involved Oakland: City Council Places…


Who Gets Paid and Who Gets Served, Why Oakland’s 12 Million Dollar Plan Wont Close the Digital Divide

I appreciate the generosity of those that gave to the so called “Oakland Undivided” campaign.  There are literally thousands of underserved Oakland students who cannot get into the digital school house door.   It was encouraging to see the fundraising goal met in less than a week.  I am a lot less encouraged by the actual…


Charter Schools with Open Seats on 5/25, You Can Still Apply, Many Great Choices

There are still many great school choices in both the district and charters, if you are still looking, please apply and find the right spot for your child.  Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. I did not get the district list this week but will publish when/if I do. Different schools, sometimes show results for certain groups…


Philly’s Hard Lesson on Access, and Why 81,000 Chromebooks May not Help Students Learn

“It becomes sort of futile to provide the Chromebooks if we’re not providing the internet access,” Philly’s problem is America’s problem.  If you want to go to school, see a doctor, apply for a job, enroll in training, or get government benefits—you need a computer and internet.  Internet access is an essential public utility.  However,…