Oakland High, Middle, and Elementary Schools that Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores- Deadline to Apply is 2/8

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.  You only have until February 8th to submit applications.  If you are a Black parent and wonder whether you should look at your options, consider this statistic 1%…


If You Only Applied to Schools on this List You Should Have a Backup Plan

Families need to make the school choices by February 8th to be first in line, and they still may not get in.   Many schools get more applications than they have seats, and even students in the neighborhood will need options.  That is the reality, so you need to check your odds, and if all the…


Public Middle Schools the Oakland’s Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores

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.  You only have until February 8th to submit applications.  If you are a Black parent and wonder whether you should look at your options, consider this…


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…


Will History Repeat Itself? School Closures and What We Need to Learn from the Past.

(A cross post from Go’s Mirella Rangel that reviews a report on the last round of closures with recommendations)    Dear Oakland Community, Since the passing of the Community of Schools policy, 1Oakland leaders advocated for an implementation of the policy that would improve student outcomes and create enduring change. We encouraged the school board and superintendent to make hard decisions to…