Are Oakland Graduates Prepared for College and Career? The Latest Analysis from CRUNCHED

A cross post from Carrie Chan and the Ed78 crew In the last CRUNCHED! blog post, I looked at citywide graduation rates (takeaway: steadily improving year-over-year in Oakland, but gaps persist). As our recent grads start thinking about post-grad life, I wondered from a data perspective how to dig deeper into the question around whether students…


8 Black Hands Podcast-Ep. 14 Black Education Under Attack in Cali

A cross post from our friends at 8 Black Hands Deep in the heart of public school education wars rage on, and few warriors come to fight for the people. Yet, there is one small band of freedom fighters bring sanity to the village. Anyone who threatens the education of our 8 million black children…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 5/19-5/26

Last week, lived experiences of integration, more changes in the OUSD finance office, a look at space sharing and the law, Angela Davis visits Manzanita SEED, looking at grad rates, lots of action in Sacramento on charters, the polls on an education tax, the pitiful numbers when it come to Black students’ reading, all that…


There Is No “Charter Movement” and Why That Matters

As a purported member of the so-called “charter movement,” I have to tell you: there is no such thing.  Seriously, the “charter movement” is a movement in the same way a bowel movement is a movement (anyone with a capable infrastructure, some inputs, and a little luck can have one).   In California it includes 5…


Let’s Look at Oakland Graduation Rates

A crosspost from our friends at the CRUNCHED blog and Ed78 by Carrie Chan Around this time every year, I eagerly start following stories about graduation, including graduation rates (data nerd, can’t help myself). I hear about local schools like Lighthouse and McClymonds who are simply knocking it out of the park and helping students defy a too common…