I want my kids to return to in-person learning, but not quite yet

How do Oakland charter public school families feel about physically sending their kids back to school? How do they feel about distance learning? We are asking parents to share their thoughts. Interested in sharing your thoughts, or know of another parent who should? Let us know at [email protected] Ebony Avery; FIA Parent Leader, parent of…


How families benefitted from the grassroots Aspire Relief Fund

When asked how life has been for her and her family since the pandemic started, Leticia Hernandez answered, “muy difícil” (very difficult). Hernandez’s husband lost his job. Her daughter has special needs, and her condition worsened as well. Along with the job loss, the family also lost their health insurance. “It was very hard to…


“I would love to just see them back in school doing kids stuff” — one parent’s view on reopening

Listening to Families: Cha’lanna Perry Across Oakland, charter schools are reopening to in-person instruction and welcoming in students. How do Oakland charter public school families feel about physically sending their kids back to school? How do they feel about distance learning? We are asking parents to share their thoughts. Interested in sharing your thoughts, or…


A Champion for her son, the community, and a future doctor — meet FIA leader Savoy Key

For Savoy Key, being a FIA Family Leader comes naturally. She has always advocated for her son — and fought, raised her voice, done whatever it takes — to ensure he receives the best education and the best care. From the beginning.  “He was born premature and I was a teen mom,” Savoy says. “So…