The Oakland Education Week in Review: 8/3-8/9

Its gonna be a rocky year, but some amazing work from the folks at Bridges supporting our vulnerable families, a dust up as “rally’ at the Supes house is planned and cancelled amidst an uproar, EOYDC is filling voids, and the REACH’s Hub shows some amazing results, plus its time to register to vote and…


Access Denied Ep. 5: How We Make #InternetForAll a Real Thing (ft. Chris Lewis of Public Knowledge)

As a country, we were able to bring phone lines, electricity, and running water to households across America no matter how rural, far apart, or congested homes may be. We did it once, and we must do it again for internet connectivity.  In our modern times, the internet is necessary for basic living. We rely…


How to Get to 100: KIPP Bridge

What would happen if Oakland’s 14,000 charter school families came together to vote in the coming November 3 election? Oakland’s charter schools are engaged in a historic 100% voting campaign to make the voices of charter school communities heard in this election, especially with 4 of 7 seats open on the Oakland school board. Families…


How Oakland Charters Kept Serving Students During Distance Learning: Community School for Creative Education

The unprecedented interruption of the 2020 school year has laid bare inequities in our system, with one in five California students (over 1 million) lacking either connectivity or a device, a staggering need. The pandemic has forced schools and school districts to make on-the-fly decisions about how to continue instruction and care of students. Some…


The Oakland REACH Virtual Family Hub in Action #REACHforMore

For the past four weeks, the Oakland REACH has been doing something that has never been done before: opening and operating a virtual summer school for Black and Brown kids through a Virtual Family Hub.  Every parent — regardless of where we are from or how much money we have — wants what is best…