What is important to know about America? Whatever your answer, teach your students through the metaphor of jazz, Resources from the Jazz and Democracy Project

“I thought this was a fabulous experience. Our [J&D] professional development provided me with a different and exciting lens through which to engage students.” – Carol Lee Tolbert, Special Ed Teacher, McClymonds High School, Oakland, CA For you, what is important to know about America? Why does that matter? How might you impart this knowledge…


AIMS HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES 2021 GRADUATION WITH DRIVE-IN CEREMONY

AIMS HS CELEBRATES ANOTHER YEAR OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND 100% COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE What: AIMS High School Drive-in Graduation Ceremony 2021 When: Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 4 PM to 5:30 PM Where: AIMS College Prep High School Lakeview Campus  Who: KTVU 2 News Anchor Claudine Wong, AIMS Superintendent Maya Woods-Cadiz, Head of High School Maurice…


Charter schools with open seats for next school year

If you are looking for school for the next school year (2021-2022), 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.  The district does not make this information…


How families benefitted from the grassroots Aspire Relief Fund

When asked how life has been for her and her family since the pandemic started, Leticia Hernandez answered, “muy difícil” (very difficult). Hernandez’s husband lost his job. Her daughter has special needs, and her condition worsened as well. Along with the job loss, the family also lost their health insurance. “It was very hard to…


The Oakland Ed Week in Review: 5/24-5/30

last week, thinking differently about restarting school, a look at the results from the OT, a powerful conversation with a brother walking the walk on college readiness, a 57 year OUSD employee retires, why Black parents are school hesitant, Castlemont’s coach who is so much more, teachers of the year, a celebration of schools that…