By Supt. Antwan Wilson Here in the U.S., state government drives the majority of education funding and policy, so it is important to advocate in Sacramento for the needs of our community, schools, [...]
As the school year begins to wind down, planning is underway for next year. But many of Oakland’s schools – especially flatland schools – are in turmoil and are anxiously worrying whether the district administration [...]
By Lauren Camera, US News Charter schools suspend students at a much higher rate than non-charter schools, some of which have suspension rates north of 70 percent.
Courtesy of the Richmond Standard Five teachers were recently named by the West Contra Costa Public Education Fund as 2016 Teaching Excellence Award winners for their daily commitment to excellence in the classroom.
The following letter from Trish Gorham, Oakland Education Association president, was printed March 14 in the New York Times: “Oakland Is Flash Point in Billionaire’s Push for Charter Schools,” (front page, March 5) [...]
By Supt. Antwan Wilson The New York Times recently wrote an article about our efforts to improve public education: Oakland District at Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools. It has generated a [...]
By Dirk Tillotson Oakland was showcased in the recent Times article, “Oakland District at the Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools.” And while I appreciate the coverage, the article focused too [...]
Oakland teachers, parents and students who are dedicated to maintaining and improving their schools are increasingly finding themselves in conflict with a school district leadership that is committed to turning over more space at their [...]
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were keynote speakers this week at a $250-a-person election fundraiser for Great Oakland (GO) Public Schools, which protesters say is an organization that backs [...]
A front-page article published recently in the New York Times examines the battle in Oakland over the growing power of corporate-backed charter schools, which the Times says could impact the future of public education across [...]