“Starting with the Community” How Oakland is Closing the Digital Divide, and How We Build Back Better

Please check out our latest podcast https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1475654196124338&ref=watch_permalink We have moved from 12% of low income students connected to 97%.  This is great porgress but the battle is not won.  Oakland has a massive investment coming for broadband infrastructure, enough to connect every family to fiber.  Whether this actually happens and we actually invest in our…


Oakland Ed Week in Review 9/13-9/19

Last week, working to save a swim program, teachers of the year, OUSD’s efforts to increase equity in college access, a COVID vaccine mandate, a podcast on How Oakland is closing its digital divide and what is next, the independent study law needs updating during COVID, looking at district lines and redlining, all that and…


The Oakland Ed Week in review 9/5-9/12

Last week, declining attendance and enrollment at OUSD, talking to families, vaccine mandates, the Curry’s latest, the recall and education, a powerful reparations task force from the state, the enduring effects of ethnic studies, our podcast on the digital divide, a great new book on Oakland Ed, Learning in Public, a powerful PD opportunity with…


Digital Redlining – A recap!

Yesterday, we had a fantastic conversation with Public Knowledge‘s Chris Lewis on Digital Redlining. You can catch the full broadcast here. Its not a coincidence that the old redlining maps, which racially restricted housing, align almost perfectly with the current mapping of broadband access. And this lack of connections in places like Oakland is not…