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To ensure that every student, in all 78 square miles of Oakland, has access to world-class public schools.

We see a unique opportunity and moment to make a real difference— and it’s going to take the community coming together to forge a new path forward for our kids.

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A conversation with OUSD’s longest-serving principal, Moyra Contreras

We recently sat down with Moyra Contreras, Melrose Leadership Academy’s founding principal and an Educate78 School Design Lab fellow. We covered a range of topics, including what it’s like to start a new school in OUSD; her leadership style and what motivates her; and how we can increase access to quality schools for all Oakland students.

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Teacher Retention Grants: Lazear Charter Academy

At Lazear Charter Academy — like so many Oakland public schools — students face a high level of stress outside the classroom that was negatively impacting both their learning at school and the school’s teacher retention rate. With the aid of a Teacher Retention Grant, Lazear teachers invested in a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum to better meet students’ needs and limit teacher burnout.

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