A-G Convo with Myself: We need to Dump the D

By Dr. Charles Cole, III In partnership with State of Black Education Oakland (SoBEO), these A-G videos were built to highlight a major issue here in California for more than 20 years. While graduation rates may be rising, Black and Brown students are not graduating eligible for one of the largest public university systems in…


The Latest Test Results for OUSD; Huge Gaps, Little Progress

While protesters try to shut down the school board, and some school board members micromanage around pet issues and pet peeves, Black and Brown kids are failing and being failed. In OUSD, 11.7% of Black children are on grade level in math, 18.6% can read.  For Latinx children, the numbers are 16.5% in math and…


Over 1,000 Unhoused Youth in OUSD, The Latest Fact Sheet, and What OUSD Can Do

OUSD counted 1,001 unhoused students last year, 64% of those were Newcomers, and of the non Newcomers, more than half of the unhoused students were Black.  You can see all the data in the latest fact sheet.   The news is depressing, Oakland has the highest percentage of homeless in the entire state according to a…


Are Oakland High School Graduates Going to College? Here’s the Latest and Greatest Data.

A guest post from our partners at the CORE Collaborative, we always welcome guest writers. Up until recently this was not an easy question to answer for a city in California (several other states make this data publicly available). The data has been available to individual schools and districts who seek it out, but the…


Public K-8 Schools that Oakland Parents Should Look at Based on the Latest Test Scores

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  The new school quality data was released by the state recently, and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and encourage families to visit.  Every child is different, and I will break it…