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About

Great Oakland Public Schools is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization that connects and activates an informed community network to engage in the political process through elections and related activities to advance leadership and policies to ensure that all Oakland students have the opportunity to attend quality public schools.

We are a coalition of parents, teachers, principals, and community leaders from the hills and flatlands, East, West, and North Oakland, charter and district public schools who share a vision of an Oakland where all children receive the schooling and support they need to live successful, fulfilling lives.

Why are so many Oaklanders involved in GO Public Schools? Hear directly from some of our members on our "I am GO" page.

Join our network - become a contributing member today!

Our Vision for Students

It is the Oakland community's responsibility to ensure that Oakland public schools prepare all students with the skills and knowledge required for success in college, career, and life. Our children and youth must graduate prepared for work, citizenship, independence, and family life in a democratic community, empowered with the skills and habits of life-long learners.


Support

We acknowledge and appreciate the hundreds of individuals who have contributed to Great Oakland Public Schools. Current supporters are listed in our year-end newsletter.

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Contributions to Great Oakland Public Schools are not tax deductible; they support our effective, citizen-based advocacy work.

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Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM

    Design Thinking 101: How to Identify Your Core Problems and Solutions

    This session, lead by Keara Duggan of Education Elements, introduces the basics of Design Thinking based on an activity from the Stanford school and provides an overview of the design framework.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 PM

    Real World Learning at MetWest

    From curriculum inside the walls to internships outside in the community, Metwest engages students in relevant, contextualized learning.

  • Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:30 PM

    Lights on After School

    Lafayette Elementary hosts this awesome event which consist of: student performers from all the West Oakland public elementary, middle, and high schools; a variety of vendors; and flag football competition between Hoover, MLK, Prescott, and Lafayette elementary!

  • Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 AM

    Edna Brewer Middle School Prospective Parent Tour

    The Prospective Parent Tours allow interested parents and guardians the opportunity to learn about our high-performing Oakland public middle school.

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014, 8:00 AM

    Civic Pride "Knowledge is Power" Youth Leadership Conference

    The Conference is a unique experience where Bay Area youth and young adults obtain valuable information regarding school, college and career success, as well as discovering meaningful ways to participate in their communities.

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Why Pre k Matters

2014 Oakland Elections: Volunteers Speak


Check out highlights from our meetings, school board meetings and more. More on YouTube >