The Oakland Ed Week in Review 8/19/23-8/25/23

In this week’s report, the Oakland District 5 school board special election is back on; a lawsuit that accuses California of failing low-income students during remote learning will head to trial; with student loan forgiveness plans sidelined, the Biden Administration launches a student debt plan; plus more news from around The Town, state, and nation.

Energy Convertors 2023 Report: Systemic Accountability

Energy Convertors 2022-2023 Report is available now to download. Great School Voices is breaking down the report section by section into bite-sized pieces for you to digest. We start with the first section of the report, Systemic Accountability.

Take “Talking Transition Oakland” Survey — Message from OUSD and Oakland Mayor Thao

This summer, Mayor Sheng Thao launched Talking Transition Oakland, a citywide engagement effort that centers youth and uplifts underrepresented voices. The initiative brings together City Hall and the community to build a path forward for Oakland. To share your thoughts on the city’s housing, community safety, and economic development, take the citywide survey at, and save the dates for Talking Transition’s public events on 9/9, 9/16, and 9/23. 

The Oakland Ed Week in Review 7/15/23-7/21/23

Happy Friday, Oakland! This is the Oakland Ed Week in Review, our weekly roundup of education news articles from Oakland and around the state and nation to help you stay up-to-date with what’s going on. This is a Dirk favorite and one of the last blogs he published for Great School Voices. We are back…