The Oakland Education Week in Review 11/11-11/19

All the Oakland education news fit to link, this week– looking at bond money and who gets it, the elections are over, money wasted and winners declared, Black parents are demanding better, the OUSD Board is a mess, schools are doing great inter-generational work, the challenges of teaching in the town, and advice on enrollment, … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review 11/11-11/19


What the Hell Is Happening to Girls in Middle School? Just Look at the Latest Social-Emotional Data

There are certain graphs that hurt my head and my heart.  That tell us something is dreadfully wrong, and that we should do something.  The latest soul hurting statistic came from the state’s most robust data set—the CORE data, which looks not only at academics but also students self-reported well being and sense of competency. And … Continue reading What the Hell Is Happening to Girls in Middle School? Just Look at the Latest Social-Emotional Data


California Schools Have More Money than Ever, So Why Is OUSD Broke

California’s economic growth and investment in education are at an all time high and the latest budget promises even more money.  The Mercury News covered this Gov. Gavin Newsom will have an advantage that Jerry Brown didn’t have in his first year in office nearly eight years ago: more, not less, money for K-12 schools … Continue reading California Schools Have More Money than Ever, So Why Is OUSD Broke


The Way We Grade Students is Biased and Unsound: A Conversation on “Grading For Equity”

Joe Feldman‘s new book, Grading for Equity disembowels the way we grade students, hanging the entrails to show how inequitable and really illogical our present grading practices are, and how we can improve them– which he has been doing in real life for years with schools, it’s a must read for educators and those who … Continue reading The Way We Grade Students is Biased and Unsound: A Conversation on “Grading For Equity”


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 11/5-11/11

All the Oakland news fit to link– this week- lots of election coverage, open enrollment for Oakland families has started and we have resources for parents, parents are making their voices heard and demanding change, multi-generational work in Oakland schools, and its working, the school board is not working, lots of wasted money in the … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review: 11/5-11/11