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Oakland public schools have improved a lot in the last decade but there is still a long way to go. In 2013, Oakland ranked at the bottom in the state for achievement and graduation rates for low-income students and students of color. We cannot accept this status quo for our students or our city. 

By working together as a coalition of educators, parents, and community members, we have made great strides in gaining the policies and leadership we need to turn around our public schools. We need your support to ensure our public school system makes the positive, lasting changes we need for our schools and our students' futures.


Support strong elected leaders and programs for the future of our public schools.

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Oakland school board members are responsible for overseeing $2.4 billion in public education funds over a four-year term. They hire the superintendent, set district policy, and ensure the system is on track to support our public schools.

In 2012 and 2014, GO endorsed school board candidates in six elections. Endorsements were made after a comprehensive community feedback and candidate research process. GO-endorsed candidates were supported by GO volunteer field campaigns and won five of six elections. 

We also endorsed and campaigned for the successful Measure N in 2014 to expand Linked Learning programs to all high schools. The passage of Measure N was supported by dozens of GO volunteers and will bring $12 million a year to our schools.

Your contribution supports candidates who put students, schools, and community needs first. And your contribution supports the efforts of hundreds of local volunteers. They knock on doors, call residents, and inform and engage our community to participate in important but often neglected school board and related elections.  

To support this effort, please visit the elections donation page. Every contribution makes a difference, particularly monthly recurring contributions that sustain our work over time. 


Donors to GO Public Schools support efforts to provide a quality school for every child in our city. Donors join a member network of peers who inform our advocacy agenda and receive invitations to GO events. 

Sustaining Members provide especially vital support by making a monthly contribution to the ongoing work of changing the public education system in Oakland.

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday, November 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

    Thanksgiving Recess

    The Oakland Unified School District and many of Oakland's charter school operators are on Thanksgiving Recess with schools, some district offices, and charter operators on break from November 23-27. OUSD schools and offices resume classes and normal business hours on...

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 4:00 PM

    OSUD Board Meeting

    The Oakland Unified School District board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 2 where it could discuss common enrollment. The agenda and related information has not yet been posted on the district's website but should be available when school...

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