The Oakland Education Week in Review: 2/4-2/11

All the Oakland education news fit to link- lots of strike coverage, and the background, looking at Oakland schools making a difference with Black and Brown kids, parents stand up for the “opportunity ticket” more on school closures, all that and much more please read, share, and get involved Oakland: Oakland sued for certifying education … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review: 2/4-2/11


Buying My Way Into an Oakland Public School: An Ally in Equity Addresses Privilege, Opportunity, Race and the Need for an “Opportunity Ticket”

This is a guest post from Jonathan Osler, a former teacher and school leader who is now a public school parent and advocate in Oakland. The Oakland Unified Board of Education is considering giving some families a so-called Opportunity Ticket, but the reality is that many children in Oakland — mine included — already have one. My family lives … Continue reading Buying My Way Into an Oakland Public School: An Ally in Equity Addresses Privilege, Opportunity, Race and the Need for an “Opportunity Ticket”


Honoring Mr. Oscar Wright–One of our Local Heroes

Our State of Black Education Series honored elders last year, and I wanted to share this video of one of my personal heroes.  Mr. Oscar Wright, please watch and share  


Oakland High Schools that Qualify Black and Latinx Students for College- Parents Need to Apply by February 8th

Oakland has high schools where just over 11% of Black students and 18% of Latinx students graduated with the A-G requirements and other schools where over 90% of students did.  Numbers aren’t everything, but when it means graduating with the ability to apply to state schools as the A-G courses do, they mean a lot.  … Continue reading Oakland High Schools that Qualify Black and Latinx Students for College- Parents Need to Apply by February 8th


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/28-2/3

All the Oakland education news fit to link– this week–Roots is closed, teacher strikes in LA and looming in Oakland, the Prop 13 issue, that underlies a lot of CA’s drama, one week left of open enrollment and I look at schools making progress, list all the school open houses, and look at schools that … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/28-2/3