Our North Star

All families across Oakland’s 78 square miles know their children will realize their full brilliance and potential at every public school in any neighborhood. Our community continually takes collective responsibility to reimagine, create, and improve a public education system where success is not predicated by race and class.
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Equitable Systems

We believe in a community of schools for all Oakland kids. This means that district and charter public schools – as well as other stakeholders across the city – must work together, communicate openly, and engage fairly, fulfilling their obligations to serve all kids, and addressing the racist and oppressive systems that have plagued our city for too long. This is the collective responsibility we talk of in our North Star

To build a vibrant and quality community of schools:

  • We work closely with the Oakland Unified School District to support school improvement, redesign, and innovation. 
  • We support community organizations like GO Public Schools that bring Oakland communities together for our students.
  • We have helped launch efforts by charter schools across our city to come together, improve their practices, and elevate their collective voice in Oakland. 

Only by recognizing that we are all part of one Oakland community will we get to the quality schools our students deserve.

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