Action on Fighting Anti-Blackness; OUSD’s Promising Policy Change that Can Equalize College Access

Every year hundreds of mostly Black and Brown students graduate from OUSD, only to learn they can’t even apply to four-year colleges.  This is a failure of expectations for these students and failure of the overall system for families, who trusted their child to OUSD, seeing them getting “passing” grades, only to later realize how…


Celebrating our Educators: 2021 Teachers of the Year in Alameda County

View this message in your browser FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 14, 2021Emmy Zack, Communications Specialist    [email protected], 510-670-7754 Hayward, CA – The Alameda County Office of Education is honored to recognize the 2021 Teachers of the Year, as named by Alameda County school districts, in advance of the 32nd Annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 4,…


The Oakland Ed Week in review 9/5-9/12

Last week, declining attendance and enrollment at OUSD, talking to families, vaccine mandates, the Curry’s latest, the recall and education, a powerful reparations task force from the state, the enduring effects of ethnic studies, our podcast on the digital divide, a great new book on Oakland Ed, Learning in Public, a powerful PD opportunity with…


Getting to Reading; A Discussion with Decoding Dyslexia on the Class Action Suit in Berkeley and How the Settlement will Help Children there and Elsewhere

Join Decoding Dyslexia CA for an in-depth conversation with Deborah Jacobson, one of the lead attorneys for the plaintiffs in the Berkeley USD dyslexia class action lawsuit. The discussion will be focused on the terms of the settlement and the resulting positive changes that will be made in the district for all of their students that struggle…