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 .