The Curriculum and Assessment unit of Oakland Schools’ District and School Services department contains 14 consultants dedicated solely to the learning and achieving aspect of education. “We really try to address the what of learning, as in what should students be learning and how do we know they are learning it? That is the sweet […]

For the month of November, Cabinet Corner is focusing on Child Nutrition Services, a section under the Finance & Operations Division overseen by Cabinet member and Deputy Superintendent of Finance & Operations Bob Moore. Specifically, Child Nutrition Services is housed under Auxiliary Services, Maintenance & Facility Operations. Over 98,500 lunch and breakfast meals are served […]

Like Super Nanny before the TV show, Clark Kent before the comic strip, Sasha Fierce back when Beyonce needed a last name and Bigfoot, to this day, the true identity of the Pre-K Lady is unknown.   Is she one person or many? Is she even a she? Is she – he – virtual or real?  Perhaps […]

Congratulations! You and your child are beginning an exciting year! Each child adjusts to school in his or her own way. Some children act no different or are thrilled to be a “big kid” who goes to school. It is not unusual, though, that these very same children may cry or cling to mom or […]

National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20) is upon us and it’s a great time to recognize the importance of the big yellow bus! Did you know the school bus industry that provides safe, effective transportation for over 25 million schoolchildren is the largest form of mass transit in the United States? According to the […]

This week (Oct. 15-21) Is America’s Safe Schools Week. Whether you’re a parent, an educator or a guardian of students, please take some time to raise awareness for school safety by implementing some of the activities listed below. Advocating school safety is how we can help ensure the well-being of all children and the quality […]

“Bullying has long been tolerated by many people as a rite of passage among children and teens. But bullying is not a normal part of childhood. It is a serious public health problem.” ~From Preventing Bullying through Science, Policy, and Practice, commissioned by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. Bullying is a serious […]