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OUSD Principals Weigh In – Top Five Departments for Cuts

By Carmelita Reyes
My name is Carmelita Reyes, and I am the Co-Principal of Oakland International High School and also serve on the GO Public… Read More

A Tale of Two Teachers & One Conclusion

Teachers, united in their passion for serving students, carry unique experiences and perspectives that influence their practices in the classroom. A school district in need of new budget practices that are sustainable and better meet the needs of students should embrace the voices of teachers and their diverse range of expertise. Read about two of these diverse teacher voices and the budget framework for which they advocate, and share your own perspectives about the framework below!

Educational Inequity Will Persist Without District-Charter Collaboration: Why All Teachers are Needed to Create 1Oakland

Often the few opportunities teachers have to collaborate across schools or networks are focused on pedagogy. Yet, every day teachers bear witness to the larger systemic issues facing their students. If city-wide changes will be made to better serve students, we need district and charter teachers to come share their expertise.

Beyond Complaining: Oakland Educators Advocate for Transparent Budget Practices and Increased Teacher Involvement

You’ve heard the stories or perhaps even experienced them if, like us, you’re a teacher: the buying of pencils and paper, the cobbling together of DonorsChoose.org campaigns to purchase books and fund field trips, the constant stress and consideration about whether or not the salary provides a sustainable living. The narrative around underfunded classrooms (and educators) is not a new one and we’re not here to continue to list the familiar woes plaguing teachers around our nation. We are interested, however, in outlining specific, ongoing challenges facing Oakland’s budget and, importantly, what we plan to do and how you can help us.

Driving for Change: Contacting Oakland’s Public School Leaders

By GO Teacher Policy Fellows Alanna Baumert, Tara Singh, and Robbie Torney
Teachers have valuable insights about how policy plays out at a school-site level.… Read More

Nunca es muy temprano para prepararse para la universidad

Como madre de dos estudiantes y cofundadora del programa United Families Building Community, de GO Oakland, estoy comprometida a informar a los padres con respecto… Read More

A Way Forward: Quality Education for All Students by Bridging the District – Charter Divide

By Louise Waters and Gary Yee
Oakland is at a critical juncture. The selection of a new Superintendent provides Oakland the opportunity to move beyond… Read More

A Teacher’s Letter to the Next Superintendent

By Caitlin Healey
I teach a K-2 moderate/severe Special Day Class for students with autism. I’d really like to see the school design process address… Read More

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