The Heart of our Community and Schools:

A look ahead for the Educate78 Teacher Advisory Group

All of us at Educate78 believe that teachers are the heart of our community and schools. We know that in world-class schools, teachers are honored and well-supported. We want all Oakland schools to be places in which teachers thrive, both personally and professionally.

This is why we created our Teacher Advisory Group; to ensure Educate78’s work to support Oakland teachers is informed directly by teachers themselves.

Over the coming weeks, Educate78’s Teacher Advisory Group will be sharing the fruits of its work in the first half of 2016. A report on a Citywide Teacher Engagement Survey will provide new insights for keeping Oakland teachers satisfied and teaching in our community. And we’ll announce the teams of teachers who will receive grants to pilot teacher retention ideas in their schools, as part of our Educator Retention Grant Program.

Oakland has incredibly talented and dedicated teachers, and we feel privileged to collaborate with so many committed, insightful and creative educators to increase teacher retention in Oakland schools.

Stay tuned!

The Educate78 Team