Oakland Ed Week in Review (8/23 – 8/31)

Between this week and last, our city continues to still adjust to the pandemic, the #InternetforAll movement continues, and a ex high school teacher is finally being served justice after continually assaulting student for over 4 years. There is much to read about and unpack in this week’s review. Please read and share! Luz Cázares…


More Families Have Broadband Access But the Internet Isn’t Desegregated Yet

Last year, Great School Voices leader Dirk Tillotson urged the nation on his Citizen Ed show Access Denied to pursue an #InternetForAll agenda to get all kids connected to the internet regardless of their families’ ability to pay for internet service provider bills. In times of lockdown, after all, how else are students supposed to…


Struggling with Access? 29 Million Families Are Eligible for Free Broadband NOW and Haven’t Applied for the Benefits, Short and Long Term Answers to the Digital Divide And More in Our Latest Podcast

When Covid hit, 16 million children couldn’t adequately access virtual schooling.  The number is now at 12 million, we need to get it to zero.  This is 100% doable.  And there are some current programs like the Emergency Broadband Benefit, which pays $50-75 per month for broadband, and is only being used by 15% of…


Desegregate the Internet; How We can Create Digital Equity in the Wake of COVID

Tomorrow is the launch of our new podcast, “Desegregate the Internet; Access Granted” please join us at 1 pacific.  We will break down how we can all work together to desegregate the internet. We have some national digital divide experts, and we will be picking up where our last podcast, Access Denied, left off. W.E.B.…


From SoBEO’s July Dispatch: Here’s what you need to know.

Last month, we had some notable successes! Our “Housing for All” push saw the first two unused OUSD properties go under contract to create affordable housing. OUSD’s efforts to change enrollment rules to admit more underserved students also saw encouraging results as enrollment pilots doubled. Monday (August 9th) is the first day back at school and we’ve broken down some new data and…