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…


AMPS Discrimination Complaint Against WCCUSD Filed

Contact: Luis Romo, AMPS (Amethod Public Schools), 510-436-0173 [email protected]  AMPS press release The AMPS charter school system files legal complaint against West Contra Costa Unified School District The charter school system alleges that the West Contra Costa Unified School District was biased and explicitly discriminatory to Latino families.  Richmond, CA – May 4, 2020 –…


OUSD Finally Did Right by Families on the Opportunity Ticket, Now It’s the Charters’ Turn

Despite tying themselves in knots and nearly fornicating their own orifices, OUSD finally approved a set of enrollment changes that will actually help families in closing schools.  For years the State of Black Education in Oakland and The Oakland REACH have been fighting for fairer enrollment rules, particularly for our most underserved families.  The first…