“Oakland has a golden opportunity to make real lasting changes at two of its most impacted schools, through a happy coincidence of funding.  Whether it will take the opportunity is to be seen.

Last week OUSD announced  its receipt of the Federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) for two schools on the Havenscourt/Lockwwod Campus; Futures United and Community United elementary schools.  The grant runs 5 years and totals $17,246,920.  Which is serious money.

At the same time the federal education department has issued an RFP for SIG schools called Opening Doors and Expanding Opportunities,  to use economic desegregation as a means to school improvement.”

Read the rest of this hopeful post from GreatSchoolVoices

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