OakReads 2020 Grade-Level Reading Update 2013-2014

In April 2014, OR2020 published its Baseline Report, which looked at levels of reading proficiency and indicators for the four levers of change in 2010-11, as well as outcomes, conditions, and strategies during the first two years of OR2020 (2011-12 and 2012-13). In the first annual update, we examine and reflect on gains and challenges in the past [...]

By | 2016-02-10T13:31:17+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Will Millions Spent on Linked Learning Improve Success Rates for Oakland High School Students?

In November 2014, Oakland voters passed a ballot measure (N) that will bring about $13 million a year to Oakland high schools to fully develop Linked Learning as a strategy for improving rates of graduation, college enrollment, and career employment after high school. But the public’s $13 million annually is only a portion of the [...]

By | 2017-05-18T11:34:08+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Categories: Education Reform|Tags: , , , , |

Oakland Achieves Public School Progress Report for 2014-2015

The Oakland Achieves Partnership has just released our third annual Progress Report on Public Education. In this report we highlight impressive progress in attendance and suspensions, and, at the same time, stark disparities in outcomes among student groups and unacceptably low performance overall in some areas. […]

By | 2017-05-18T11:34:08+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Education Reform, Urban Strategies News|Tags: , , , , , |

A Closer Look at Attendance of African American Males in OUSD

This report, A Closer Look at Attendance of African American Males (AAM) in OUSD, examines data, best practices, and policies related to attendance and chronic absence and offers recommendations for reducing the levels of chronic absence for AAM in OUSD. The report analyzes one year of attendance data (2010-2011) for AAM in OUSD, looking at [...]

By | 2016-02-10T13:40:12+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

African American Male Achievement Initiative Indicator Data Packet 05.2012

Produced for the African American Male Achievement Initiative, this data packet analyzes trends over time for African American male students in Oakland Unified School District in each of the goal areas of the initiative, including attendance, academic achievement, literacy, suspensions, middle school, incarceration, and graduation.

Partnership for Change: Linking Schools, Services and the Community to Serve Oakland Youth

Urban Strategies Council published this report in 1992 with the Oakland Interagency Group for School-Linked Services. Based on an analysis of a cross-match of student records with data from 19 health and social services programs, the report calls for schools to become places where children and their families can find a wide array of supports, [...]

By | 2016-02-15T15:50:02+00:00 February 15th, 1992|Tags: , , , , |