Saturday: Conference for Oakland’s African-American families

Parents can learn about transitional kindergarten, how to advocate for their children, how to help them at home, and what it will take for them to graduate high school and be ready for college at a free Saturday event for African-American families.

The African American Spring Parent Conference, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, is at Bret Harte Middle School, 3700 Coolidge Ave, in the Laurel District.

OUSD’s Office of African-American Male Achievement is hosting the event, which includes breakfast and lunch. You can register here.

In February, OUSD held a similar day of workshops for Latino families, a conference co-sponsored by Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland, and there have been others, as well.

Have you attended a parent workshop recently? Did you find it useful — and in what way?

Katy Murphy

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

  • Jesse James

    Thanks, Katy! We’ve gotten ZERO advertisement about this!!!!
    I’ll disseminate asap!

  • Sharon Jeffery

    Sharon Jeffery, retired teacher and former host of TV Host, “MS. SHARON” ROMPER ROOM AND FRIENDS” is a candidate for election as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, District 13 encompassing Oakland and Berkeley.
    Voting takes place on April 29, 2012 at SEIU at 560 Thomas L Berkeley Way Oakland, Ca. 94110. Ms. Jeffery is also former CHILDCARE COMMISSIONER, City of Oakland, a member of the Oakland Education Association, California Teachers Association and the National Education Association. She is a member of Allen temple Baptist Church.
    Registered Democrat voters may vote from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. The caucus starts at 3:00 PM and concludes at 3:15.

    Individuals who are not registered to vote may register as a Democrat at the site and vote.

  • Nextset

    Fascinating report on the abject failure of the black students in the Dallas School system:


    One of the really nice things about NCLB is it forces all the schools to collect data by race and release it publicly. The Dallas numbers are just as useful and interesting as the OUSD numbers.

    So much for College Prep. Too bad the money isn’t going into vocational prep. If you want to really destroy a group all you need to do is offer false help that makes their situation worse. Hand a drowning man an anchor, tell them to hold on and somebody will rescue them.

    Brave New World.