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On the last day of January 2019, with little fanfare and drowned out by the impending strikes over unacceptably low teacher pay, the California Department of Education published a list of schools that are eligible for additional support and funds from the state. It’s...
Highlights from a Year of Student-Centered Progress Happy New Year! As we start 2019, we thought it would be valuable to look back at 2018. It was a year of student-centered progress in Oakland public education, and we can build on that work in the daunting year...
Are our students making progress meeting state standards in math and language, the building blocks of learning? Well, technically, yes. Nevertheless, we’re nowhere we want to be – and we know we can do even better. We delve into the latest SBAC results in this CRUNCHED! blog.
Inspired by Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell’s call for building positive attendance habits early in our young learners, we dive deeper into chronic absence and give context on why it matters so much.
In light of recent national reports on continued disparities in school discipline, we look at suspension rates in Oakland public schools. Let’s see what the national reports say and how Oakland is doing.
Alameda County is facing a child care crisis. Read why we support YES on Measure A, an important funding measure on the Alameda County ballot this June 5 Primary Election.
In this #OakSDL conversation, we sit down with Anita Comelo is the Bridges @ Melrose principal and
where she actually started as sub three decades ago. Topics include how she got to where she is today,; how OUSD has changed since she was a student at Oakland High; Bridges’ aspirational outcomes for the next 5 years; and the need for more resources across our public education system.
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.
We’re kicking off the 2018-19 Teacher Retention Grant Program — a first-of-its-kind program that was designed by Oakland teachers for Oakland teachers. Click here to find out more information and how to apply.
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.