The First Day of Full Contact School in Oakland, After Lifting Covid Restrictions

By JR Valrey, the Minister of Information JR Today is the first day of “full contact” schooling, for the Oakland Unified School Districts’ 2021/22 year, since pandemic restrictions were put into effect, in March of 2020. There is a mixed level of excitement to return … Continue readingThe First Day of Full Contact School in Oakland, After Lifting Covid Restrictions

The Quagmire Behind Re-Opening San Francisco’s Public Schools: an interview with SFUSD Board Member Kevine Boggess

By JR Valrey, The Minister of Information  School’s all over San Francisco have been opening in phases, as society’s fear of the corona virus is starting to subside. Now that students have been stuck in distance-learning for over a year, there are a host of … Continue readingThe Quagmire Behind Re-Opening San Francisco’s Public Schools: an interview with SFUSD Board Member Kevine Boggess

West Oakland Non-profit Boost! Is Hosting Virtual Fundraiser to Fund Shelter in Place Academic Assistance for Much Needed Student Services in Oakland

By JR Valrey With the Oakland Education Association (the teachers union) battling the Oakland Unified School District, over what defines a safe environment for the students and teachers to return to school, as well as the proposed mandatory covid vaccinations for students, teachers, and staff … Continue readingWest Oakland Non-profit Boost! Is Hosting Virtual Fundraiser to Fund Shelter in Place Academic Assistance for Much Needed Student Services in Oakland

The Bay’s Black and Brown Families are Dealing With a Serious Child-Care Dilemma During Pandemic and California Fire Season

By JR Valrey  Childcare is one of the least talked about, paramount issues that Black parents are facing, during 2020’s COVID pandemic year, and throughout California’s ever intensifying fire season, which has had over 2.5 million acres throughout the state go up in flames within … Continue readingThe Bay’s Black and Brown Families are Dealing With a Serious Child-Care Dilemma During Pandemic and California Fire Season

The Oakland Education Association is Still Negotiating With OUSD about ‘20-21 School Year, Even though the School Year is Underway

By JR Valrey Kehinde Salter and the Oakland Education Association have been doing a wonderful job at representing the teachers, parents, students, and community who are concerned about their health, well being, and education as the ‘20-’21 school year has officially begun, during the pandemic. … Continue readingThe Oakland Education Association is Still Negotiating With OUSD about ‘20-21 School Year, Even though the School Year is Underway

As public education disintegrates into distance learning for the foreseeable future, Oakland parents are coming with solutions

by JR Valrey, Black New World Media Black August 2020 will go down in the books as the first school year when public education in the United States went completely digital, and parents were expected to monitor their youth for five to six hours a … Continue readingAs public education disintegrates into distance learning for the foreseeable future, Oakland parents are coming with solutions