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Catalyzing Quality

Helping raise the bar for quality education

Why Does A-G Matter?

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of Black students who graduate high school in OUSD are eligible for a 4 year university

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of Latino students who graduate high school in OUSD are eligible for a 4 year university

Which Schools Are Doing a Good Job?

Why do so many families opt out of OUSD schools?

Why do so many families opt out of OUSD schools?

Oakland Unified School District is preparing to close more than half a dozen schools over the next two years, and district leaders have pointed to years of declining enrollment—and with it, less state money to support OUSD’s current schools—as a primary reason.

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Quality school finder

Helping students and families find quality school experiences

Families, feeling frustrated? We want you to get in the driver’s seat so you can find a high quality school option where your child can thrive. Start here by putting in your home address to begin finding school options.

How to Apply to Oakland Public Charter Schools – School Year 2022-2023

Our Students Need Space to Grow. Please help.

By Yue Shao (on behalf of the Yu Ming Educator Union)

On behalf of the members of Yu Ming Educators Union (CTA/NEA), we are writing to ask for your support for the Yu Ming Charter School’s Material Revision application to secure a more suitable site for our school.

Can K12 Enrollment Declines Spark a Push for Quality?

Public school enrollment dropped in California this year by more than 110,000 students.

Vote for Equity!

By Sonya Soltani

It is no secret that K-12 public education is and has been in crisis, especially right here in our own backyard. Let’s be real – students and families aren’t always centered in all decisions that pertain to them, and it’s time we all took a seat at the table to stand up for our youth.

A Reflection from a Unity High Teacher

By Keisha Pierre Stephen

In Oakland, there is a prevalent narrative that charter schools are stealing money and students from district schools, they are not held accountable, and they are part of an effort to privatize public education. However, according to The Mercury News, “more and more, Bay Area families — rich and poor — are opting out of their nearby public schools in favor of charter or private schools.”

As Elections Near, New Powerful Voter Block Emerges: Parents

The education voter could be the “new swing voter.”

FIA Alameda County Election Update

June 7 election’s early results!

FIA Talks: College Talks

Our fourth podcast episode is out now!

Congrats Grads! Spring Leadership Inst. & Graduation Celebration

The Spring 2022 Leadership Institute was made up of 50 parent and youth leaders with a common goal – triple voter registration to build electoral power among charter school communities.

Building Leadership »

Empowering Families, Educators, and Community Leaders

Expanding Access »

Ensuring every Oakland family has access to a high quality school

Catalyzing Quality »

Helping raise the bar for quality education

Ecosystem Development »

Bringing Oakland together in the name of quality

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