Tag Archives: CAC

Board of Education members speak to special education parents about the district’s five core beliefs, which
include community engagement, at the special education Community Advisory Committee meeting. (Left
to right) Roseann Torres, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, James Harris, and Shanthi Gonzales. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Special Ed Parents Say Oakland School District Breaking Federal Law School administrators walk out of community meeting

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) administrators walked out of the most recent meeting of the district’s official special education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) after parents voted unanimously to criticize the district for moving ahead to [...]
Special education parents Inga Wagar, Kristen Zimmerman and Silvia Matta at the April 13 Board of Education meeting. Photo by Ken Epstein.

Special Ed Classes Being Disrupted with No Clear Notification of What Comes Next, Say School District Parents and Teachers

Parents and teachers are raising concerns that they are being kept in the dark until the last minute about what they consider to be a disruptive overhaul of the Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) special [...]
Member's of PCM's Community Advisory Council (left to right) Larry Davis, Michael James,  Njelela Kwamilele, Monica White, Erin Meyer, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, and Rev. Curtis Fleming

More than A Grocery Store – A Community Need

With more than 25,000 residents, West Oakland has long needed a grocery store offering fresh and nutritious food at affordable prices. People’s Grocery is 11-year non-profit based in West Oakland that focuses on community building [...]