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


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


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


The State of Black Education in Oakland and What We Can Do

It’s a mistake to say the education system is failing, at least in regards to Black students.  It is not a coincidence that by most measures Black students are being left behind.  And if it were only Oakland that would be one thing, but it is literally the same everywhere, 200 million test scores were … Continue reading The State of Black Education in Oakland and What We Can Do


The Problem with the “Great School in Every Neighborhood” Platform

Everyone wants great neighborhood schools.  Thing is, that has never existed in my experience, at least not in Oakland.  And saying that our school improvement strategy is centered around something that has never happened is at best a remote hope, and at worst a lie that asks parents to wait for a savior that will … Continue reading The Problem with the “Great School in Every Neighborhood” Platform