The State of Quality Education in Oakland-“I Deserve An Education System That Is Working as Hard as I Am” -A Student Perspective

By: Erin Simmons EOYDC and Energy Convertors Student Leader To have quality in anything is to have possession of something incomparable: nothing can come close to it and nothing can surpass it. When know you have quality, you feel fulfilled and satisfied. Unfortunately, quality is probably the last word I would use to describe education in … Continue reading The State of Quality Education in Oakland-“I Deserve An Education System That Is Working as Hard as I Am” -A Student Perspective


The 8 Black Hands Podcast Digs in on the Impending Teacher Strike

Please take a listen as myself and Dr. Brian Stanley alongside our hosts as we talk about the causes and costs of the strike.


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 2/4-2/11

All the Oakland education news fit to link- lots of strike coverage, and the background, looking at Oakland schools making a difference with Black and Brown kids, parents stand up for the “opportunity ticket” more on school closures, all that and much more please read, share, and get involved Oakland: Oakland sued for certifying education … Continue reading The Oakland Education Week in Review: 2/4-2/11


Oakland High, Middle, and Elementary Schools that Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores- Deadline to Apply is 2/8

Black children in Oakland attend the lowest performing schools, and given more school closures, it is essential that we find and apply to the best schools for our children.  You only have until February 8th to submit applications.  If you are a Black parent and wonder whether you should look at your options, consider this statistic 1% … Continue reading Oakland High, Middle, and Elementary Schools that Black Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Test Scores- Deadline to Apply is 2/8


If You Only Applied to Schools on this List You Should Have a Backup Plan

Families need to make the school choices by February 8th to be first in line, and they still may not get in.   Many schools get more applications than they have seats, and even students in the neighborhood will need options.  That is the reality, so you need to check your odds, and if all the … Continue reading If You Only Applied to Schools on this List You Should Have a Backup Plan