The Oakland Education Week in Review: 4/15-4/21

All the Oakland Ed news from last week–Who really controls Oakland’s schools, celebrating the champs, a powerful night of engagement with OUSD, lots on the Measure AA vote and city council support of OUSD, tragedy at ICS, student narratives, teacher stories all that and much more with links, please read share and get involved. Oakland:…


Parents at the Center; A Rare and Encouraging Night of Community Engagement with OUSD

It was an encouraging night in Oakland.  Over a hundred parents filled the hall at Acts Full Gospel to have a real discussion with the top brass from OUSD on the state of the schools and the superintendent’s Community of Schools policy.  There were some heated debates, and real disagreements, but we came together as…


The Oakland Education Week in Review 4/7-4/14

All the Oakland Ed News from last week–more on the budget, how OUSD can use land for the public, the first Middle Eastern honor roll, some great events, the Measure AA drama, a new school idea, celebrating our champs, student and educator stories, all that an much more, please read, share, and get involved The…


The Risk and Opportunity in Selling OUSD’s Land; Put Public Housing over Private Profit

Oakland Unified has officially started the process to identify and sell land with the formation of the so called, 7-11 Committee.  The District is in dire financial straits, with many underutilized properties.  This could be a boon for the public and the district, or another boondoggle, where district assets are put into private hands, and…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 4/1-4/7

All the Oakland Ed news from last week– continuing strike coverage, including the fact that the County still needs to sign off, parent stories of the challenges of choice, the Kaiser closure issue, celebrating the latest OUSD state champs in hoops, the changes at the OUSD budget office and how the County is stepping in,…