SOLD OUT: Join us for the 2022 Black Excellence Awards Tomorrow on YouTube

In a year of devastating loss within our community – our founder Dirk and our peerless advocate Rachel Willis Henry, among others – we are honoring their spirit and endless drive for our Black children with tomorrow’s 2022 Black Excellence Awards. It’s a time where we will hold space for their memory and legacy by…


How one NYC-based charter school is redefining special education, student learning & success.

In July, Great School Voices’ Iris Crawford spoke with (NCS) Neighborhood Charter Schools to understand how they redefine success and high achievement for their students. Executive Director Lindsay Malanga and Director of Special Populations Jennifer Manning shared more about NCS’s ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) program. Unlike most schools that fit special education programs into the…


Elementary Schools that Showed Progress with Black Children, You Should Have Gotten Your Offers, Now Make Your Choice

Where you send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you can make.  We haven’t had new school quality data from the state due to distance learning, so the data is from the 2018-19 school year and I wanted to highlight some of the schools making progress with Oakland children, and…


BayTech Recognized with Award for Ed Tech Tactics

At some schools, it’s just accepted that COVID-19 will increase the digital divide and harm vulnerable students the most. Not BayTech. Two years ago, Bay Area Technology School (BayTech), an East Oakland charter school made a big investment to bring in more computer-aided programs to help accelerate student learning. Talk about timely — when the pandemic…