District Schools with Open Seats on 5/18, You Can Still Apply

There are still many great school choices in both the district and charters, if you are still looking, please apply and find the right spot for your child.  Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. Different schools, sometimes show results for certain groups of children so please check the data.  Some of the schools…


The Long and Winding Road to a Better Building For Oakland Children Ends Well at Berkley Maynard

A guest post from Families in Action It took a winding journey to get there, but the Aspire Berkley Maynard Academy (BMA) community ended up in the right place: with a long-term lease from the Oakland Unified School District at the aging facility it has occupied for 15 years, and with the power now to…


An Easy Fix for OUSD, Make Applying Easier

“Andres” is a newcomer.  He needs a great school, that supports his language and other needs.  Thankfully, we have just such a school in our neighborhood, Melrose Leadership Academy.  Unfortunately, he never applied, and it was OUSD’s unnecessarily intrusive and complex process that was the hurdle.  This is totally fixable, would lead to hundreds of…


Schools You Still Might Get Into, and the Latest Advice from Oakland Enrolls

Even though the first round of school offers has been sent, there are many schools doing a great job with open seats, surprisingly many.  So if you are still looking, please take a look at this recent Q and A from Oakland Enrolls, and you can see the schools with empty seats in Schoolfinder. Many…