A Look Back on Our Impact in 2019, Top Posts, Student Stories, and Policy Changes

Appreciate everyone who has made the blog a success, not just in telling our stories, and adding light to the fiery arguments in Oakland, but for the actual policy changes we have made together for Oakland children.  I wanted to look back, share some of the top posts, and outcomes, and hope that folks are…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 12/31-1/5

Last week, the high costs of financial oversight, a tribute to Shirley Weber, school gardens, the upcoming statewide bond, a look a students in foster care, and the shortchanging of newcomers, also candidate spending plans, the need for more diverse teachers and much more, please read, share and get involved Oakland: Financial Consultant Luz Cazares…


Public Middle Schools that Oakland Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Scores

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit.  Every child is different, and I will break it…


Three OUSD Elementary Schools Named 2020 California Distinguished Schools By State Superintendent, Tony Thurmond

OUSD Press ReleaseOakland, CA — On Wednesday, December 18, Oakland Unified School District received some remarkable news from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond. He announced his list of 2020 California Distinguished Schools, and OUSD has not just one, but three schools that are receiving the honor. They are Cleveland Elementary School, Crocker Highlands Elementary…