Open Charter School Seats for 2021/2022 School Year. (Week of 7/12)

Looking to enroll your child for the next school year (2021-2022)? There are still many great choices in both the district and charters schools. Find the right place for your child and apply. Go to Oakland Enrolls to submit your application. Note: Different schools sometimes show results for certain groups of children so please check the data. schools…


Oakland Ed Week in Review (6/28 – 7/12)

These past two weeks, we covered and followed Oakland Black Cultural Zone, OUSD properties, racial backlash, homeschooling and remote independent study, early education challenges, and spotlighted an incredible recent high school grad. Here’s our Oakland Ed week in review: California’s budget a win for families, early education challenges remain. School on her phone, working for her…


Who is Trying to Kill Oakland Unified’s Black Cultural Zone Affordable Housing Project, and How that Hurts Black Families, Staff, and the Community

OUSD has got to be the worlds stupidest landlord.   It is the city’s 2nd largest landowner, sitting on a half dozen unused building and 50 undeveloped acres, and dozens of half empty buildings.  Meanwhile it can hardly meet it’s own bills, its staff and families are being pushed out of Oakland, and it literally does…


Black Every Month: SoBEO June Newsletter

Juneteenth is different this year. A pivotal moment in US history, yet so often overlooked, is now a national holiday. Here in Oakland, we have a brand new Black Panther Party museum opening on Juneteenth, right where the life of the legendary Huey P. Newton was taken. But don’t get it twisted. Juneteenth did not free us. Freedom, then as now is…


The Real Lesson We Should Take from Juneteenth, and Why We Celebrate

“The Freedman are advised to remain quietly at their present houses and work for wages.  They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”- Final lines of the Juneteenth Proclamation Don’t get it twisted, Juneteenth did not “free”…