Tilden stays open for another year, at least

The school board just voted unanimously to keep Tilden School for another year, time to allow parents and teachers to come up with a better relocation plan. You can find more background on the issue here, and there will be a story in tomorrow’s paper.

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.

  • Steve Asztalos

    I am very pleased that Tilden’s community has found its voice, though it was disconcerting to listen to the other woes plaguing the District, including layoffs in Adult Education and a possible vendetta against a supposedly very talented teacher at Joachin Miller Elementary. One way out of this spiraling hole in funding is to turn up the heat in Sacramento in a big way.

  • Catherine

    What you heard about the teacher from Joaquin Miller was from a group of parents and teachers who are not in her class observing, they do not see how she teaches and they are not assessing her.

    They love her – she’s a young, enthusiastic kindergarten teacher. And while they said all of her assessements were very good, they have not been reviewed by the parents who spoke glowingly.

    There are two sides to every story.

  • Maria Ku


    You are mistaken.

    In Joaquin Miller, especially in lower grades, parents are constantly present in classrooms – they do math centers, reading practice with students, science lessons – on the daily basis. If you look into any K classroom on any morning, you’d normally see about 3 parents present. Many parents have their day (say, every Tuesday) when they regularly come to do their part of work, all through the year.

    So yes, the parents are present, are observing, are evaluating.

  • K-Teacher at Tilden

    Just to bring this back to the initial story: Tilden will indeed be open in the year to come. The challenge we have now is to spread the word that we are enrolling general education students as well as students with IEPS to matriculate in the 2009-2010 school year.

    There will be an informational meeting at Tilden Thursday March 19 (tomorrow!) at 7:00 PM for all interested families of general education students. We’ll have information about our different enrichment programs (garden, Luna Kids Dance, etc.), question and answers with current staff and families, etc.

    Everyone is invited: if you’d like to learn more about making Tilden an Option for your child, we hope to see you there!