“Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil” How the Oakland NAACP is Pushing for Research Based Literacy for OUR Children, Why Won’t OUSD Listen

A powerful video from Kareem Weaver of the the Oakland NAACP, speaking truth to publishers and those who would adopt curricula that have never been shown to work for Black and Brown children from Oakland. We need policies and adoptions that serve our children, get the facts and learn how you can help.


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 12/14-12/20

BOP’s work in getting cops out of schools is happening, a campaign for college readiness equity and “dumping the D” updates on re-opening, the gaps in digital divide solutions, upcoming Kwanzaa celebration, WOMS families want an Arabic course, why cant the get one, SpEd challenges in distance learning, all that and much more, please read,…


We Teach Arabic on Staten Island, Why Can’t We Teach it in Oakland, Oakland Families Want Answers

Oakland has roughly 1000 students from Arabic speaking homes.  Most of these students are Yemeni.  Many of these students have to fight for their culture, community, and dignity within the schools.  We have carried the stories.  Students being harassed by students and teachers, or having to change schools rather than violate their religious beliefs.  Overall,…


Alumni Giving Love Back by Working at Lionel Wilson

What’s it like to work at the school you grew up attending? At Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy in Sobrante Park, East Oakland, there are a number of alums now on staff. For these educators, connections to the school and community run family-level deep. There’s a feeling that the trajectory of their lives, and…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 11/30-12/6

Last week, a lawsuit alleging that distance learning is so bad its illegal, good story on some young authors at Westlake, updates on re-opening for OUSD and the challenges, some good news on OUSD using empty property for housing, the effects of closures on students, the increasing numbers of homeless families, its time to enroll…