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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Transformational Schools

Every Oakland child needs a well-trained teacher fully resourced with high-quality curriculum and tools to provide excellent instruction every day.

We have conducted an annual Citywide Teacher Survey and funded teachers directly to implement their own ideas to increase teacher retention at their schools. We also provide funding for educators to attend selected professional development workshops, and coaching for principals and teachers who are designing or implementing ways to accelerate student academic growth. We also make grants for high-performing, high-demand schools to serve more students. This year, we are launching a new program to provide extra support to school leaders of color .


Updates, insights into our perspective, and highlights from our work!