Let’s Stabilize Enrollment But Also Make Informed Decisions

A guest post from Jeremy Gormley from his blog Integrate Oakland Schools, please check it out Enrollment data (the number of students attending schools) stirs much debate in OUSD board meetings and throughout Oakland education circles. I, for one, have repeatedly questioned my own understanding of enrollment trends after listening to discussions on topics ranging…


School Diversity Demands Attention in Oakland

A guest post from Jeremy Gormley Since George Floyd’s murder, a number of news articles have pointed to the contrast between Floyd’s upbringing and that of the police officer who killed him, Derek Chauvin. While Floyd grew up in a largely poor, racially segregated Houston neighborhood, Chauvin grew up in a mostly White St. Paul…