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Learn about the work and history of our local coalitions through the stories below.

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Jessica Stewart, Managing Director, 334-524-6716, jessica@gopublicschools.org 

2017

Analysis: Oakland Educators Bridging Charter-Traditional School Divide to Work Toward Equity for All Students, The 74 Million, August 27, 2017

2 Big Takeaways in the Latest Charter and District Comparisons in Oakland, Great School Voices, July 11, 2017

Charters vs. district schools: Which are better off? Neither, study says, Education Dive, June 25, 2017

Do charters or traditional schools have it worse? A new study says both, LA Times, June 23, 2017

Oakland charters more likely to enroll higher-performing students than district schools, EdSource, June 20, 2017

Notes From the Field: If You Want Great Schools, First Work With Parents to Create ‘Actionable Demand’, the 74 Million, May 10, 2017

Oakland Unified Schools names new superintendent, KTVUCBS San Francisco (5 KPIX), and SF Gate, May 10, 2017

Oakland schools pick superintendent amid budget mess,  SF Chronicle, May 10, 2017

Oakland’s New Teachers Need Your Support, Oakland Post, March 8, 2017

Crisis de maestros en Oakland, Telemundo 48, March 6, 2017

Oakland: About 70 percent of new teachers leave the district in five years, report says, East Bay Times, March 4, 2017

If You’re Gonna Be on ‘Team Public Education’ You Need to Commit to These 3 Things, Education Post, February 15, 2017

Data-driven solutions needed to close WCCUSD student achievement gaps, The Richmond Standard, January 26, 2017

West Contra Costa school district report offers solutions for African-American achievement gap, East Bay Times, January 25, 2017

Oaklanders weigh in on qualities wanted in new OUSD superintendentSF Gate, January 20, 2017

Bailed-out Oakland schools are back in financial trouble, SF Chronicle, January 3, 2017

2016

Oakland teachers float funding wishes by the hundreds online, East Bay Times, December 16, 2016

Oakland Unified appoints interim superintendent, East Bay Times, December 14, 2016

Choice of new Oakland schools Superintendent is crucial, SF Chronicle, December 4, 2016

Will D.C.’s new chancellor finally be able to close the achievement gap?, Washington Post, December 4, 2016

OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson to leave district in February, KRON 4 News, November 22, 2016

Oakland Unified Superintendent To Lead Washington, DC Schools, CBS San Francisco (5 KPIX), November 22, 2016

The Path Forward for Oakland Students, Oakland Post, November 21, 2016

Commentary: Discussing data makes public schools better, East Bay Times, September 23, 2016

Oakland Achieves report offers comparison of charters and district-run schools, East Bay Times, September 21, 2016

Charter school moratorium not my choice, East Bay Times, September 2, 2016 

Why school board elections matter for West Contra Costa families, Richmond Pulse, August 24, 2016

West Contra Costa: Schools chief finalist namedEast Bay Times, June 2, 2016

Coffee Break: Jonathan Klein on Oakland Schools, Jelly Jars and the Steph Effect, Education Post, May 11, 2016

Must bridge racial divide in quality education, East Bay Times, May 4, 2016

2015

OUSD meeting punctuated by arguments rolls out budget transparency, special ed plan, Oakland North, October 15, 2015

Oakland Schools underperform in reading, math; chronic absence rates improve, Bay Area News Group, September 22, 2015

2014

Report shows “chronic absence” down in Oakland, but still a problem, Oakland North, October 13, 2014

Letter to Editor, SF Chronicle, October 2, 2014

More Graduate From Oakland Schools But Most Not Ready For College, Oakland Local, September 29, 2014

Deep racial divide in Oakland schools’ attendance rates, SF Chronicle, September 27, 2014

Only 40 Percent of Oakland Kindergartners Ready to Start School, KQED, August 7, 2014

Talk and read to your baby, Hillary Clinton and local groups advise, Oakland Local, July 24, 2014

My Word: Many productive ways to show appreciation to teachers, Oakland Tribune, June 16, 2014

New app shows Oakland schools’ academic performance right on your phone, Oakland Local, July 11, 2014

Guest commentary: New Oakland schools superintendent must provide dynamic leadership, Oakland Tribune, April 10, 2014

2013

Oakland school report is a joint effort, The San Francisco Chronicle, February 27, 2013

Report: GO Public Schools seeks community support in helping students achieve academically, Oakland Tribune, February 27, 2013

GO Public Schools releases ‘Oakland Achieves’ school progress report, Oakland Local, February 27, 2013

2012

Local school power and a new system for assessing teachers, The Education Report, April 29, 2012

Superintendent Smith discusses state of OUSD in talk to educators, families, Oakland North, March 28, 2012

OUSD “mutual matching” proposal would change how teachers are assigned to schools. Oakland North, January 23, 2012

2011

Schools Chief in the Hot Seat. Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2011.

Oakland’s Potential School Closures, Oakland North, September 27, 2011.

School closures on the horizon in Oakland, The Education Report, August 23, 2011.

With more seats than students, conversations about school closures begin in OUSD Oakland North, March 2, 2011.

How should OUSD respond to declining enrollment?, A Better Oakland, March 2, 2011.

OUSD Teacher Layoffs: Why Los Angeles matters for Oakland (Opinion) Oakland Local, February 25, 2011.

Make sure your input is included in OUSD’s 5-year strategic plan!Oakland Local. January 7, 2011.

Oakland Education Policy 2011 Top 10 Wish List (Community Voice),Oakland Local. January 2, 2011.

2010

GO Public Schools’ wish list for 2011, The Education Report. December 30, 2010

The bleated scoop on OUSD task forces and meetings you want to attend, The Education Report. November 12, 2010

The Slow, Steady Revolution. Teach for America Alumni Magazine, Fall 2010.

Voters’ Guide to help you choose–plus How to find your polling place, Oakland Local. October 29, 2010

In Oakland school board election, a dearth of candidates, The Bay Citizen. October 29, 2010

A proponent of Measure L weighs in, Oakland North. October 25, 2010

Who will be picked to join OUSD’s task forces and how?, The Education Report. October 22, 2010

Oakland school board voter guide now online, Oakland North. October 13, 2010

An Oakland voter’s guide courtesy of GO Public Schools, The Education Report. October 6, 2010

Taking a stance on public education, Oakland North. October 6, 2010

Oakland education supporters learn what it takes to be a school board member, Oakland Local. July 22, 2010

OUSD Superintendent Tony Smith defines strategy for Oakland public schools, Oakland Local. March 14, 2010

Great Oakland Public Schools hosts Thursday discussion of budget cuts, quality schools, Oakland Local. March 9, 2010

GO Public Schools hosts a breakfast gathering, SFGate.com. Febuary 1, 2010

Two opportunities to get involved and weigh in on the future of the City budget, A Better Oakland. January 21, 2010

2009

A warm welcome to this year’s new Oakland bloggers. You guys rock!, A Better Oakland. December 31, 2009

Survey:Oakland principals like to control their own budgets, The Education Report. December 2, 2009

New school head Tony Smith: “This is the future of democracy.”,Oakland North. September 28, 2009

A new Oakland schools coalition: Will you join?, The Education Report. July 7, 2009

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