The Oakland Education Week in Review: 4/15-4/21

All the Oakland Ed news from last week–Who really controls Oakland’s schools, celebrating the champs, a powerful night of engagement with OUSD, lots on the Measure AA vote and city council support of OUSD, tragedy at ICS, student narratives, teacher stories all that and much more with links, please read share and get involved. Oakland:…


Making As an Act of Healing

A cross post Written by Nico Chen, Program Coordinator, Agency by Design Oakland When our teacher fellows came back together in March the Oakland teacher strike was still looming largely in our minds. While our professional development curricula often focuses on critical thinking, content knowledge and instilling agency in our school communities, we are reminded…


Parents at the Center; A Rare and Encouraging Night of Community Engagement with OUSD

It was an encouraging night in Oakland.  Over a hundred parents filled the hall at Acts Full Gospel to have a real discussion with the top brass from OUSD on the state of the schools and the superintendent’s Community of Schools policy.  There were some heated debates, and real disagreements, but we came together as…


The Oakland Education Week in Review 4/7-4/14

All the Oakland Ed News from last week–more on the budget, how OUSD can use land for the public, the first Middle Eastern honor roll, some great events, the Measure AA drama, a new school idea, celebrating our champs, student and educator stories, all that an much more, please read, share, and get involved The…


MS. MAC ON HER LOVE FOR SENTENCE UNPACKING

A cross post from the amazing folks at the ELLMA office. Ms. Logan McWilliams, known to her students as “Ms. Mac” teaches first grade at Madison Park Lower and is seeing exciting results using Sentence Unpacking for complex text. Thanks to this strategy, her students are not only spontaneously making connections between texts, but are…