OUSD’s Dirty Little Secret on High School Graduation Rates, and How We Fix it

We have heard a lot about OUSD increasing graduation rates over the last several years, particularly for Black and Brown students.  But when you look harder at the numbers, the shine quickly comes off.  4 years ago, 683 Black students entered OUSD’s 9th grade, 4 years later only 206 of those students met the UC/CSU…


Oakland Ed Week in Review (Week of 7/17 -7/24)

Last week was the launch of State of Black Education – Oakland’s “Keep Oakland Schools Segregated Series” that spoke to racial equity within OUSD, the history of redlining, integration and where we from there. Great School Voices also covered OUSH enrollment pilots and an SF Chronicle opinion piece on Bay Area school segregation. OUSD’s Dirty…


Open Charter School Seats (Week of 7/26- 7/30)

Looking to enroll your child for the next school year (2021-2022)? There are still many great choices in both the district and charters schools. Find the right place for your child and apply. Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. Note: Different schools sometimes show results for certain groups of children so please check the data. schools…


Desegregate Oakland Now? History and Data You Need to Know, and Questions WE Need to Answer

In 1871 Isaac Flood petitioned the Oakland School Board to admit Black students, they won.  Yet Oakland still has segregated, separate, and unequal schools.  Our recent podcast “Desegregate Oakland Schools Now?” took on these questions and more.  Please take a look. It was a walkthrough of history, from Dr. Gary Yee and Dr. Brian Stanley…


Open Oakland Charter School Seats (Week of 7/19-7/24)

Looking to enroll your child for the next school year (2021-2022)? There are still many great choices in both the district and charters schools. Find the right place for your child and apply. Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. Note: Different schools sometimes show results for certain groups of children so please check the data. schools…