A-G Convo with Myself #3: How does this impact outcomes now?

What are the real world consequences young people face when they graduate high school but are not eligible for college because they didn’t complete A-G courses? In partnership with State of Black Education Oakland (SoBEO), these A-G videos were built to highlight a major issue here in California for more than 20 years. While graduation…


A G Convo with Myself #2: Young People Negatively Impacted by Not Completing A-G Courses

What are the real world consequences young people face when they graduate high school but are not eligible for college because they didn’t complete A-G courses? In partnership with State of Black Education Oakland (SoBEO), these A-G videos were built to highlight a major issue here in California for more than 20 years. While graduation…


A-G Convo with Myself: We need to Dump the D

By Dr. Charles Cole, III In partnership with State of Black Education Oakland (SoBEO), these A-G videos were built to highlight a major issue here in California for more than 20 years. While graduation rates may be rising, Black and Brown students are not graduating eligible for one of the largest public university systems in…


Alumni Giving Love Back by Working at Lionel Wilson

What’s it like to work at the school you grew up attending? At Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy in Sobrante Park, East Oakland, there are a number of alums now on staff. For these educators, connections to the school and community run family-level deep. There’s a feeling that the trajectory of their lives, and…


Explore your options and enroll

Oakland Enrolls Executive Director Lisa Gibes de Gac shares the need-to-know information about Oakland public school enrollment for the 2021–22 school year. With school enrollment season now open, what’s the most important thing for families to know right now? The biggest thing right now is to explore your options. There are lots of them —…