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GO Public Schools Oakland engages with educators to build your insight, build your network of teacher leaders, and impact your craft and our district.

February 2018 Educator Newsletter: Education Funding and Teacher Activism

Education has been a hot topic in the news lately, with debates on the role of teacher as protector and teacher as union member, in addition to some promising news from the governor for school funding in California.

In this issue, you’ll find out how you can join local teachers in supporting students in the wake of the latest school shooting, find information about the Supreme Court case Janus vs. ACSFME,  and learn about additional state funds for Oakland in the context of bargaining the teacher contract.

Meet GO’s Teacher Policy Fellows

Each year, GO selects a small group of Oakland public school teachers to lead, learn, and think about the future of education in our city.… Read More

New Teachers Concentrated in Oakland’s Highest Need Communities

by Robbie Torney
Hannah’s first day of teaching fourth grade was ‘a whirlwind of energetic joy and panicked mistakes.’ But with coaching and other supports… Read More

Teaching Fellows: Changing Policies to Better Support Teachers and Students

Ben Nussbaum, a Senior Teacher Policy Fellow, is a sixth grade humanities teacher at Greenleaf Elementary School in Oakland. We asked Ben to share some thoughts about his experience as a Fellow and about the GO Teacher Policy Fellowship in general.

Second Phase of Measure G1 Underway

Measure G1 passed in November 2016 and the school board is currently working to identify a citizen oversight committee to support with the implementation regulations for the funding that will come from the measure.  

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