Lighthouse steps up to screen students for dyslexia

Every child is different and those differences can include the ways the children learn to read. Whether we identify those learning differences early and respond to them can make all the difference. Dyslexics are overrepresented in self made millionaires and prison inmates, the difference is in whether that so called “neurocognitive” difference is identified and addressed. Locally, Palo…


How Dumping the D Supports Struggling Students and Preps them for College

“When they became engaged, they met that bar.” Solutions to complex problems are sometimes right in front of us. Yet for whatever reason, we don’t act. Change is difficult when everyone is doing the same thing, year after year — now matter how bad the results. So we ignore the low-hanging fruit dangling right there.…


Alumni Giving Love Back by Working at Lionel Wilson

What’s it like to work at the school you grew up attending? At Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy in Sobrante Park, East Oakland, there are a number of alums now on staff. For these educators, connections to the school and community run family-level deep. There’s a feeling that the trajectory of their lives, and…


Explore your options and enroll

Oakland Enrolls Executive Director Lisa Gibes de Gac shares the need-to-know information about Oakland public school enrollment for the 2021–22 school year. With school enrollment season now open, what’s the most important thing for families to know right now? The biggest thing right now is to explore your options. There are lots of them —…


Youth Activism Through Art

FIA + OSA Voting Poster Contest Oakland School for the Arts (OSA) visual arts students and educators partnered with FIA on a voting poster contest. There are many ways to show leadership and make an impact in the 2020 election, even if you’re not eligible to vote! These talented young activists are making their voices…