The Oakland Education Week in Review: 5/6-5/12

All the news fit to link from Oakland and beyond– this week– more on the OUSD budget, how grading is biased, students reflect on quality, IEPs and Black families, segregation and school placements, OUSD is potentially leaving money on the table, lots on reforms, the latest CA polling data, help an Oakland family, Tony Thurmond’s…


Save our Cambodian Family from Deportation: Pich Family, Oakland, CA

Kanley Souet started this petition to Governor Gavin Newsom I am Roeun Pich, a Khmer genocide survivor, a father of five children and loving husband living in Oakland, CA. Please help keep my family together, save me from my deportation, support my application to Governor Newsom for a pardon. When I was 9 years old, my family…


In the Company of the Inspired

In the Company of the Inspired Om Chitale provided this cross post, please follow the awesome work they are doing at Teachers of Oakland The little ones crawled over me with eyes innocently wide, unable to hold back their gasps. “Not Norman!” they echoed. Not Norman! I looked up from the pages of the children’s book…


Why Parents in Santa Clarita Need Eagle Collegiate Academy

A Guest post from Dr. Ogo Okoye-Johnson and the Eagle Collegiate community advocating for the community’s charter school petition which is before the CA State Board of Education We are a diverse set of families brought together to create Eagle Collegiate Academy (ECA) in Santa Clarita, the third largest city in Los Angeles County.  We…


The Oakland Education Week in Review: 4/29-5/5

This week–SF’s challenges with desegregation, narratives from students, a sentencing of a former school leader, OUSD budget answers, honor rolls are coming out, celebrating a young man’s 6 years of perfect attendance, research on Black teachers a roadmap for early childhood, all that and more with links, please read share and get involved Oakland: San…