Open School Charter Seats – Week of 8/16!

Even if today wasn’t your child’s first day back, no worries. There is still time to enroll your child in an amazing school. You know where to go – Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. Once again, please read our latest breakdown of recently released data. Note: Different schools sometimes show results for certain groups of…


Oakland Ed Week in Review (8/10-8/16)

For many students in our city, last week was the first full week back to in person classes in almost a year in a half. For others, today was that first day! We are still anticipating numerous changes as the school year progresses but one huge development is that vaccines are now required for all…


Oakland Ed Week in Review (Week of 7/17 -7/30)

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. How ‘Mama…


Oakland Ed Week in Review (6/28 – 7/12)

These past two weeks, we covered and followed Oakland Black Cultural Zone, OUSD properties, racial backlash, homeschooling and remote independent study, early education challenges, and spotlighted an incredible recent high school grad. Here’s our Oakland Ed week in review: California’s budget a win for families, early education challenges remain. School on her phone, working for her…


Black Every Month: SoBEO June Newsletter

Juneteenth is different this year. A pivotal moment in US history, yet so often overlooked, is now a national holiday. Here in Oakland, we have a brand new Black Panther Party museum opening on Juneteenth, right where the life of the legendary Huey P. Newton was taken. But don’t get it twisted. Juneteenth did not free us. Freedom, then as now is…