The Oakland Education Week in Review: 10/4-10/11

last week, looking at a robust community response to COVID and the Literacy Liberation Center, lots on voting and the upcoming elections, the continuing digital divide issues, some great student posters around voting, a look at a secretive attempt to dismantle the Reach Institute, all that and more please read share and get involved Oakland:…


Access Denied Ep. 13: He Proved there was a “Digital Divide”, and He’s Still Fighting It (ft. Larry Irving)

Watch the show here THIS WEEK IS DIGITAL INCLUSION WEEK. We are closing off this amazing week with our livestream, discussing the #DigitalDivide and solutions to close it. Share this video today with #DIW2020 and raise awareness, tag your local elected officials, tag the Federal Communication Commission, and tag your Congressperson! Get active! Get heard! …


The Dismantling of the Reach Institute and How Community is Fighting Back

The Reach Institute has trained many of Oakland’s and the region’s most impactful educational leaders.  These were leaders who learned the nuts and bolts of leadership, alongside a legitimate and robust equity focus.  In an area needing more leadership talent, the Reach Institute was a huge resource for Oakland and the Community. That was before…


Talking to “The Jackie Robinson of the Internet,” Larry Irving, on the Next Frontiers in Digital Inclusion

Before Larry Irving’s research there was no widely accepted “digital divide” and no effort to systematically address it.  And beyond seeing the problems he led efforts to remediate it, serving during both the Clinton and Obama administrations, and earning a spot in the Internet Hall of Fame, as it’s first Black member. Join us tomorrow…


It’s National Digital Inclusion Week, Do you Know Where your Students Are?

During distance learning, if you can’t get online, you can’t get to school.  Last we knew, roughly half of Oakland’s students were unconnected or underconnected, with our most historically underserved students being the most disconnected.   And there were 15-17 million students nationwide in the same drifting boat, wafting further and further from proficiency. Even worse,…