Charter Schools with open seats for next school year

If you are looking for school for the current school year, 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.  The district does not make this information publicly…


The Oakland Ed Week in Review: 4/4-4/11

Last week, it’s still schools choice time and we have listed schools showing progress with our babies, the abysmal literacy rates and what we can do in OUSD, how Lighthouse changed it enrollment rules to increase the number of unhoused students, fighting harassment on public transit, a look at historic discrimination against Chinese families in…


Middle Schools that Showed Progress with Latinx Children

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  We haven’t had new school quality data from the state due to distance learning, so the data is from the 2018-19 school year and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and…


Our Babies Can’t Read, Will OUSD Take Action to Change That, and How You Can Help

If you are born, Black, Brown, Pacific Islander, Yemeni, or in another underserved group in Oakland, chances are you will never learn to read in Oakland Unified.  For Black kids its less than 1 in 5, around 1 in 4 for Brown kids and the numbers are no better for our other babies.  There is…


The Oakland Ed Week in Review: 3/22-3/28

last week– the reopening saga continues, stories from community and families, its school choice time for next year and a look at the data, the state has new guidance on reopenings and a new ethnic studies curricula, all that and more, please read share and get involved Oakland: Oakland teachers union approves school reopening agreement…