The Oakland Ed Week in Review 1/27/24-2/2/24

Here’s what’s been going on this past week:

In Oakland, OUSD warns families about fake kidnapping scams and faces pressure to avoid disparate impacts on Black students in school closure decisions, while introducing a new publication for community updates. In the Bay Area, South Bay nonprofits express concerns over California’s school funding, a study reveals Berkeley students’ faster test score rebound post-pandemic, and a documentary explores building wealth in the Black community through education. In the State of California, the state settles a learning-loss lawsuit, considers expanding arts education pathways, reevaluates job requirements for state positions, and LAUSD student board member Karen Ramirez focuses on promoting student leadership.  Across The Nation, Despite U.S. student academic recovery, a report highlights persistent education inequalities, an On Point Radio episode explores chronic absenteeism, NYC schools face potential funding cuts, and Philadelphia’s tax break program raises concerns for public school funding.

The Oakland Ed Week in Review 1/15-1/20

We’re bringing this one back! Each week, Dirk used to gather up news that matters to the people of Oakland, give his spin on a topic, and share a collection of links and analyses. Each Friday, we’ll be trying to do more of the same, sharing the key headlines from the last week both from…