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Ecosystem Development

Bringing educators together in the name of quality

Educational redlining has plagued Oakland for decades, resulting in inequitable access to quality schools. FIA builds coalitions with community organizations, elected leaders, faith organizations and advocacy partners to create synergy and impact. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

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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!

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