Are Oakland High School Graduates Going to College? Here’s the Latest and Greatest Data.

A guest post from our partners at the CORE Collaborative, we always welcome guest writers. Up until recently this was not an easy question to answer for a city in California (several other states make this data publicly available). The data has been available to individual schools and districts who seek it out, but the…


Charter Schools Are Public Schools and the Latest Transparency Laws Will Make All of Them Act Like It

Charter schools are public schools by law in California, and the new laws signed by governor Newsom around charter school transparency will make all of them act like it.  This is welcomed by many of us. After banning for profit charters last year, it is another important step in updating the charter law here.  Granted,…


Oakland High Schools that Qualify Black and Latinx Students for College- Parents Need to Apply by February 8th

Oakland has high schools where just over 11% of Black students and 18% of Latinx students graduated with the A-G requirements and other schools where over 90% of students did.  Numbers aren’t everything, but when it means graduating with the ability to apply to state schools as the A-G courses do, they mean a lot. …


Elementary Schools for Black Families to Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores, and Why 99% of Black Parents Should Look

Black children in Oakland attend the lowest performing schools.  And given more school closures, it is essential that we find and apply to the best schools for our children before the February 8th application deadline.  If you are a Black parent and wonder whether you should look at your options, consider this statistic, 1% of Black…


Oakland Public Middle Schools that Parents Should Consider Based on Growth-Looking at the Latest Test Scores

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit.  Every child is different, and I will break it…