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Prescott Elementary in West Oakland Says No to Charter School...

Ben "Coach" Taspscott (top right) speaks at a meeting called by the school district Monday at Prescott Elementary to notify the school community of...

Report Calls for Pressuring School Districts to Turn Over School...

Political opposition to charter schools has been growing, both locally and nationally. A recent report produced by a pro-charter school policy organization says that the...

Assemblymen Rob Bonta, Tony Thurmond to Call for Charter School Accountability

Shown (L to R): Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, Assemblyman Rob Bonta and Oakland Education Association President Trish Gorham.  Lawmakers, parents, educators, students, and community organizations joined...

Facing an Angry Community, Charter School Decides Not to Move to...

The Oakland Unified School District was moving ahead with a proposal to place a charter school with middle age children on the McClymonds High...

Op-Ed: Black Families Should Demand Good Schools

By Charles Cole Recently, the NAACP called for a moratorium on charter schools, which would deal a blow to African-American families and their right to...


Op Ed: There’s No Such Thing as a “Public Charter School”

By Ann Berlak This year, more than a quarter of Oakland’s 49,000 students are attending one of its nearly 40 charter schools, far more per...

Grand Jury Criticizes Oakland Charter Schools

A new annual report from the Alameda County Grand Jury raises concerns about the low academic quality of a number of Oakland’s charter schools...

Oakland Schools in Turmoil as District Threatens to Remove 17 Principals

As the school year begins to wind down, planning is underway for next year. But many of Oakland’s schools – especially flatland schools –...

Op-Ed: Teachers Union Challenges Local Charter Schools

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...

Op-Ed: Wilson: Together We Can Ensure That Every Student Thrives

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...
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