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 [...]
The Oakland Reads 2020 Baseline Report is an in-depth look at the state of third grade reading proficiency in Oakland, analyzing student outcomes from kindergarten to fifth grade for literacy skills and for four levers of change that we know contribute to reading at grade level by third grade: school readiness, attendance, summer learning and [...]
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 [...]
In addition to the full report, this Executive Summary is a brief factsheet of the most critical pieces featured in the full report.
The third annual Public Education Progress Report was produced by the Oakland Achieves Partnership.
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. […]
Urban Strategies Council applauds the Oakland Unified School District’s recent announcement of plans to support the Unity Council’s Latino Men and Boys program at eight schools in the district. With support from multiple partners and local agencies, this unprecedented investment reflects a strong commitment to improving academic, social, and life outcomes for Latino males in [...]
Attending School Every Day is the first deep dive report of the Oakland Achieves partnership. This report from 2013 looks at the progress and needed action to improve attendance in Oakland public schools.
The Oakland Achieves partnership produced this first ever Oakland Public Schools Progress Report for the 2012-2013 school year.
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 [...]