Volunteers Transform Classroom Libraries

A short time ago I blogged about the launch of Oakland Reads 2020 (OR 2020), a citywide collaboration aimed at doubling the percentage of Oakland children who are reading on grade level; a key predictor of high school graduation and career success. Since then, the OR...

Getting Schooled on School Attendance

The new school year is upon us. Children are returning to school with an armload of supplies, meeting or reconnecting with friends and teachers, and basking in the promise of a new and exciting year. For some students, however, the novelty will wear off quickly and...

Classroom Libraries Need Your Help

Leveled books are essential to help students find “just-right” books for their reading abilities. On Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, the Oakland Literacy Coalition (OLC), as part of the Oakland Reads 2020 third grade reading campaign,...
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