As Oakland teachers ourselves, we’re excited about these innovative proposals. Every day, we watch our colleagues extend themselves to go “above and beyond” to meet their students’ needs. Every year, we see colleagues leave Oakland schools or leave teaching altogether, because they didn’t feel successful or supported in their roles. We know there are no easy answers nor “silver bullet” solutions, but we are proud to be a part of an effort that enables Oakland teachers to make their ideas a reality. We are eager to learn alongside our colleagues and find more ways to support Oakland teachers’ satisfaction and retention. Stay tuned next week when we announce three more teams of Oakland teachers implementing retention strategies that tackle teamwork and career growth!