Oakland Ed Week in Review (Week of 7/17 -7/24)

Last week was the launch of State of Black Education – Oakland’s “Keep Oakland Schools Segregated Series” that spoke to racial equity within OUSD, the history of redlining, integration and where we from there. Great School Voices also covered OUSH enrollment pilots and an SF Chronicle opinion piece on Bay Area school segregation. OUSD’s Dirty…


A Champion for her son, the community, and a future doctor — meet FIA leader Savoy Key

For Savoy Key, being a FIA Family Leader comes naturally. She has always advocated for her son — and fought, raised her voice, done whatever it takes — to ensure he receives the best education and the best care. From the beginning.  “He was born premature and I was a teen mom,” Savoy says. “So…


MicroCollege info sessions from the Oakland NAACP

April 12–16, 2021 — MicroCollege.info/NAACP Message from Kareem Weaver, The Oakland NAACP, Education Committee: Alexis had a 1.8 GPA and was in continuation school. Now he’s at SF State, doing well as a Microbiology major. Dialo was homeless, another student was ineligible for aid because of their status. The stories are clear and compelling. We know that…


Happy Kwanza: SoBEO Celebrates the Season Of First Fruits

Habari Gani! The Power of the Nguzo Saba  (7 Principles)   SoBEO is reaching out in the spirit of the Ngzo Saba – 7 Powerful Principles that speak to the social,  economic, and spiritual wellbeing of the Black Community. Kwanzaa is celebrated from Dec 26 -January 1st. Today we greet you in the Spirit of…


Reflections on 12 years of Service on the OUSD school board

I woke up most of those mornings before board meetings with a prayer that I might be in service. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve. What an incredibly humbling experience working inside the complexity of OUSD  — hearing the voices of young people, the struggles of parents, along with the inspiring hope they…