Make Oakland Schools Great Again; When 8 Latinx Males Completed the A-G Requirements and 29 Black Males Did

There is a set of folks who view every failure of OUSD as a result of charters.  To them, charters drain money from the district and drain kids.  The argument seems to go that things were great in Oakland before charters.  Kids we thriving, the district was financially stable and families of all stripes were…


With First Day of 2019-20 School Year Just Days Away, New Teachers Join OUSD, Learn About Their New Work Environments and Plan for Classes to Begin

OUSD Press release-Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Contact: John Sasaki Communications Director [email protected] Oakland, CA — Less than two weeks before the start of school, 150 new OUSD teachers took part in the New Teacher Institute. It was a three day training seminar at La Escuelita that started on July 31st. Going into the 2019-20 school year, Oakland…


Stop Asking and Answering Other People’s Questions; Thinking Differently about Choosing a “Good” School

A guest post from Courtney E. Martin Many of us are busy and anxious. We are social animals: We listen for the culturally normative thing to do among our friends and, most often, follow it. This is what Aristotle, and later a lot of Internet evangelists, called the “wisdom of the crowd” and what Hannah…


Tired of Oakland schools not being funded fairly? Us too. Take action today.

A guest post from Radhika Jit and GO Public Schools- we welcome community posts Proposition 13 reform is a 2020 ballot initiative that would close a corporate property-tax loophole and would bring in $45-50 million annually for Oakland public education. Current law allows a small number of large commercial property owners to avoid paying over…


The Oakland Ed Week in Review: 7/22-7/29

All the education news from last week including a tragic rise in homelessness, Oakland parents telling their stories, SFUSD creates housing for vulnerable youth (ahem Oakland), the latest college going data from Oakland high schools, time for Prop 13 reform, listening to principals, and a call to action for Black and Brown youth, all that…