A Look at EBIA’s Transition to Online Learning, but an Online Prom?

A guest post from Families in Action Spring 2020 is supposed to be a celebratory time for the East Bay Innovation Academy (EBIA) students, educators and community. The school’s founding students, who started in 7th grade when the school opened in 2014, are receiving their diplomas this year. They have been anticipating this for years,…


OUSD’s Grab and Go Free Meal Program Now in its Third Day As Need Expands

OUSD Press ReleaseOakland, CA – The Grab and Go free meal program for Oakland students is now in its third day and expects to continue growing exponentially. On day one of the program last Monday, March 16, OUSD Nutrition Services gave out about 25,000 meals to roughly 4,100 students. On Thursday, March 19, the second day…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 3/16-3/22

A lot of Coronavirus coverage including the herculean effort providing food at Elmhurst, and also some staff stories on the new normal, lots of resources for families, and also some good news as prop 209 is up for repeal. Please read, share, and enjoy what is a slowdown for many of us and extended time…


How Elmhurst is serving East Oakland students during the coronavirus

A guest post from Families in Action “When one of our biggest concerns about closing schools is that we have so many students who won’t have access to a warm, safe, dry place to be for 8 hours and won’t have food to eat, we really need to think about what the hell we’re doing…


Teaching in the Time of a Pandemic; A Leader’s Message to Staff

“Our family’s dinner conversation has shifted from silly and interesting stories about our school days, to answering my daughters’ questions about their grandpa, “Mama, will we ever get to see Baba again?” Our lives have changed so dramatically in a matter of days.” (This was a letter sent to staff looking at how we move…