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Thomas Maffai

Posts by Thomas Maffai

OUSD invests in new assessments that could pay off for Oakland kids / OUSD invierte en nuevas exámenes que podrían ayudar a los niños de Oakland

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Families deserve to know how their child is performing academically, but too often students take assessments and families never see… Read More

Remembering Dirk Tillotson

This weekend, Oakland suffered the immeasurable loss of Dirk Tillotson – father, son, husband, friend, and fierce advocate for education equity. Words cannot begin to… Read More

Ask your child’s teacher for this new personalized report about your child’s progress / Pídale al maestro de su hijo este nuevo informe personalizado sobre el progreso de su hijo

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After so much disruption to student learning, are you curious about what your child’s strengths and areas of growth are… Read More

Stay or go? Oakland families face difficult decisions in the wake of the pandemic. / ¿Quedarse o irse? Las familias de Oakland enfrentan decisiones difíciles a raíz de la pandemia.

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This story appears as part of our Numbers and Narratives: A Year In Review series.

Like many Oakland parents and caregivers, Brittany Walker Pettigrew … Read More

Where are our students? Life Academy intervention team combats chronic absenteeism

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As part of our Numbers & Narratives: Year in Review series, we’ll be releasing new data reports and… Read More

¿Dónde están nuestros estudiantes? El equipo de intervención de Life Academy combate el absentismo crónico

Como parte de nuestra serie Números y Narrativas: Revisión del Año, publicaremos nuevos informes de datos e historias para comprender mejor el costo de la… Read More

In-person learning: Where do OUSD and the teachers’ union agree? / Aprendizaje en persona: ¿Dónde están de acuerdo OUSD y el sindicato de maestros?

While families and teachers feel very differently about their readiness to return back to in-person instruction, we can all agree that students are suffering academically,… Read More

Choosing a quality school during the pandemic

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Enrollment season has arrived. Every year, parents make difficult decisions about where to send their kid to school. This year, amidst the pandemic, that… Read More

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