The Oakland Ed Week in Review 2/9/24-2/16/24 

It’s time for the Oakland Ed Week in Review!   We’re back with an of our roundup of education news from around The Town, the Bay Area, state, and nation for your weekend reading. This is a Dirk favorite and one of the last blogs he published for Great School Voices.  Here’s what’s been going on: …

Join us at the ACOE School Board Candidate Forum from FIA, TOMORROW on Facebook at 5pm!

Tomorrow is Families in Action’s ACOE virtual candidate forum streaming live on their Facebook page. Four areas (Areas 2, 3, 5 and 6) across Alameda County are up for grabs, and the decisions of the new board will impact Oakland’s public schools.  What is the ACOE? The Alameda County Office of Education’s School Board is…

Oakland students host their own candidate forum

As ballots started arriving in District 5 voters’ mailboxes in mid-October, students from the Oakland Youth Commission helped raise awareness of the election and of the two candidates’ views at a candidate forum it hosted at Fremont High School. 

Dirk Tillotson and Rachel Henry-Willis Awards

Last month, Families in Action for Quality Education (FIA) celebrated the legacies of our founder Dirk Tillotson, and legendary family leader and education advocate Rachel Henry-Willis with an awards ceremony on the Lighthouse Community Public School campus.

TONIGHT: Oakland District 5 School Board Candidate Forum hosted by FIA

OAKLAND, CA – What are the values and priorities of the candidates for Oakland school board in District 5?  On Thursday, September 28, 2023, hundreds of Oakland public school parents, youth, educators, and school leaders will host Families in Action’s District 5 School Board Candidate Forum. They will hear directly from the only two candidates in…