The Oakland Ed Week in Review 9/20-9/26

Last week, lots on the return to school and vaccine issues, a promising move by the district on college equity, troubling (though not entirely unexpected) attendance numbers, a look at police free schools, and a look at the small percentage of students who took advantage of the ability to make up grades Oakland Action on…


“Starting with the Community” How Oakland is Closing the Digital Divide, and How We Build Back Better

Please check out our latest podcast https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1475654196124338&ref=watch_permalink We have moved from 12% of low income students connected to 97%.  This is great porgress but the battle is not won.  Oakland has a massive investment coming for broadband infrastructure, enough to connect every family to fiber.  Whether this actually happens and we actually invest in our…


Oakland Ed Week in Review 9/13-9/19

Last week, working to save a swim program, teachers of the year, OUSD’s efforts to increase equity in college access, a COVID vaccine mandate, a podcast on How Oakland is closing its digital divide and what is next, the independent study law needs updating during COVID, looking at district lines and redlining, all that and…


From 12% to 97%, How Oakland Is Bridging the Digital Divide and How We Close it Forever

From 12% to 97%, How Oakland is Bridging the Digital Divide and How We Close it Forever Join us Tuesday 9/21 at 1 Pacific for Getting Oakland to 100, Episode 3 of Desegregate the Internet Oakland is hailed as a national model for closing the digital divide.  And the numbers are impressive.  Oakland Undivided states…