The Oakland Education Week in Review: 1/6/20-1/12/20

Last week, reducing homicides, the High school that graduates 94% of Black students with the A-G, looking at the data on Black and Latinx students, a Mills event on the pushout of Black girls, student narratives on skipping class and living trans, the loss of a true ally, all that and more, please read share…


Black Student Support and Success at Envision Academy

A guest post from Families in Action African American students are thriving at this school, with the highest A-G completion rate in the city and where students founded a Black Student Union Taja looked around the room, recognizing it was a special moment. About 50 Black students at Envision Academy in Downtown Oakland coming together…


A Look Back on Our Impact in 2019, Top Posts, Student Stories, and Policy Changes

Appreciate everyone who has made the blog a success, not just in telling our stories, and adding light to the fiery arguments in Oakland, but for the actual policy changes we have made together for Oakland children.  I wanted to look back, share some of the top posts, and outcomes, and hope that folks are…


Public Middle Schools that Oakland Families Should Consider Based on the Latest Scores

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit.  Every child is different, and I will break it…