“Starting with the Community” How Oakland is Closing the Digital Divide, and How We Build Back Better

Please check out our latest podcast https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1475654196124338&ref=watch_permalink We have moved from 12% of low income students connected to 97%.  This is great porgress but the battle is not won.  Oakland has a massive investment coming for broadband infrastructure, enough to connect every family to fiber.  Whether this actually happens and we actually invest in our…


From 12% to 97%, How Oakland is Bridging the Digital Divide and How We Close it Forever

From 12% to 97%, How Oakland is Bridging the Digital Divide and How We Close it Forever Join us Tuesday 9/21 at 1 Pacific for Getting Oakland to 100, Episode 3 of Desegregate the Internet Oakland is hailed as a national model for closing the digital divide.  And the numbers are impressive.  Oakland Undivided states…


Action on Fighting Anti-Blackness; OUSD’s Promising Policy Change that Can Equalize College Access

Every year hundreds of mostly Black and Brown students graduate from OUSD, only to learn they can’t even apply to four-year colleges.  This is a failure of expectations for these students and failure of the overall system for families, who trusted their child to OUSD, seeing them getting “passing” grades, only to later realize how…


Digital Redlining – A recap!

Yesterday, we had a fantastic conversation with Public Knowledge‘s Chris Lewis on Digital Redlining. You can catch the full broadcast here. Its not a coincidence that the old redlining maps, which racially restricted housing, align almost perfectly with the current mapping of broadband access. And this lack of connections in places like Oakland is not…


Race Continues to Correlate with College Opportunity in Oakland-Dump the D and Fix This

A guest post from Families in Action for Quality Education Contenido en Español hasta abajo The Measure N Commission is a high functioning body. They are overseeing a major parcel tax that is making the high school experience better for Oakland students and getting results. I believe this is one of the best examples of…