Oakland Schools recognized with national accreditation

Accred photoOakland Schools has again achieved accreditation from AdvancED, a nonprofit organization that conducts rigorous on-site external reviews of both local school districts and educational service agencies.

Oakland Schools received high marks in all three categories: teaching/learning impact, leadership capacity and resource utilization.

“Going through the accreditation process gives us an opportunity to really open our doors and have our systems and practices rigorously reviewed,” said Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson, superintendent of Oakland Schools. “Being accredited by a prestigious organization such as AdvancED proves Oakland Schools continues on a successful momentum.”

Five people from AdvancED’s Board of Trustees toured Oakland Schools and several of its facilities April 23-26. The accreditation was approved this summer and Oakland Schools will officially be recognized at a ceremony in October.

“We are thrilled about earning this accreditation,” said Dr. Theresa Rich, president of Oakland Schools Board of Education. “We will use the feedback to continue to develop services that will be helpful to our districts.”

AdvancED conducts the accreditation every five years – the first time doing so in 2012, when Oakland Schools last received the designation. The next round of accreditation will take place in 2022.

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