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Ryan Beck Turner

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Oakland’s School Segregation: The Factors We Can Impact Now

KQED recently aired a series of well-researched and very thoughtful pieces on the increasing segregation of Oakland’s students along lines of race and class. If… Read More

GO Board Watch: September 14, 2016

Welcome to GO’s School Board Watch for Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  
This week’s agenda includes:

Honoring OUSD’s Teachers of the Year
Approving applications for Teacher… Read More

GO Board Watch: August 24, 2016

This week, the Board will be finalizing work plans for the year, including plans for Quality Schools Development, a Facilities Master Plan, and a plan for a single-destination system for Human Capital and Finance.

GO Board Watch: August 10, 2016

Welcome to GO’s School Board Watch for Wednesday, August 10, 2016. As we gear up for a new school year, we’re excited to continue bringing you updates on the important work of our school board in determining district policy and use of resources in service of all of Oakland’s students.

What is Restorative Justice and How is it Practiced in Oakland?

Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a three part series on school discipline in Oakland. In part one, “Suspending the Suspension Problem,” we… Read More

Data Supports Change to Oakland Enrollment

Largely missing in Oakland’s discussions about Common Enrollment is a data-driven assessment of the state of school choice as it stands. The recently released Strategic… Read More

Equity-Focused School Assessments

Oakland families and educators have long recognized that standardized testing alone does not tell the whole story. Schools do much more than simply teach students… Read More

Suspending the Suspension Problem

This is the first in a three-part series on racial inequities in school discipline and the promising practice of Restorative Justice in Oakland’s schools.
A… Read More

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