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CRUNCHED: Let’s Look at Oakland Graduation Rates

    Around this time every year, I eagerly start following stories about graduation, including graduation rates (data nerd, can’t help myself). I hear about local schools like Lighthouse and McClymonds who are simply knocking it out of the park and helping students...

How We’ve Invested in Teacher Retention

  Our New North Star that Guides our Teacher Retention Work: All families across Oakland’s 78 square miles know their children will realize their full brilliance and potential at every public school in any neighborhood. Our community continually takes collective...

What does the state’s lowest 5% list mean for Oakland?

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...

Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline

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.