Black Panthers Ran a First-of-Its-Kind Oakland School. Now It’s a Beacon for Schools in California

“The Black Panthers opened their ‘community school’ in East Oakland in 1973—the first known school of its kind in the... View Article

Oakland High School Student Agency, Partnership, and Dignity

“OHS is similar to many schools across the state; however, the school’s commitment to addressing the challenges faced by Black... View Article

Creating the Conditions for Children to Learn: Oakland’s Districtwide Community Schools Initiative

Oakland Unified School District (Oakland Unified) in California has made whole child education central to its community schools initiative. Oakland... View Article

Oakland School’s Peer-to-Peer Counseling Program Helps Students Cope With Trauma

“This year, for the first time, the Oakland school district is investing $10,000 from its budget to support Madison Park’s... View Article

Community schools were working in Oakland, but the district is shutting them down anyway

“The Oakland, California, school district touts itself as the nation’s first full-service community schools district, committing to a model of school... View Article