What Black Families Should Consider in Choosing a School, Feb. 5th is the Deadline to Apply

We should be back at school in the Fall, and now is the time for families to choose their school for the upcoming year.  February 5th is the deadline to apply.  Where your child goes to school can have a huge influence on both their academic and social growth.  So, I have some advice for…


Statement from Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. K. Monroe on Governor Newsom’s 2021-22 State Budget Proposal

View in your browser Leer en español Contact: Michelle Smith McDonald, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, [email protected], (510) 670-4163 January 8, 2021 Today Governor Gavin Newsom shared his state budget proposal for 2021-22, which includes critical funding increases to address the pandemic-induced realities that have so profoundly and inequitably impacted public education. We appreciate that the Governor’s…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/4-1/10

Last week, reopening equitably and safely, Alameda begins work on staff housing, register for the upcoming Celebration of Black Educators, a memorial for Supt Quan, Black History Month activities, banning pre school suspensions, looking at segregation, the rioters with school jobs, all that and more, please read share and get involved Oakland: SV Chat: Oakland…


First Asian American OUSD Superintendent Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

Thursday, January 7, 2021Contact: John SasakiCommunications Director [email protected], CA — Oakland Unified School District is in mourning after learning that former Superintendent Carole Quan passed away after a battle with cancer. Quan led the District from 1997 to 1999 after spending a lifetime being educated in and then working for OUSD. She attended Franklin Elementary, Roosevelt Junior…


Happy Kwanza, Pt II: Nia

NIA  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community to restore our people to their traditional greatness.  SoBEO always wants to encourage and lift the work of Black Education in Oakland. There are stories and narratives to be told. Oakland struggles with sometimes a fear of being Unapologetically Black (Yes, Home…