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

Teacher Taiwo Kujichagulia Seitu Discusses Oakland Schools Partially Reopening 8 Weeks Before Summer Break

By JR Valrey With Oakland schools partially reopening, many students and parents alike are not adequately being informed about the deals and deadlines that the teachers unions and the district are making, in regards to opening, after the Covid 19 shelter in place mandate forced … Continue readingTeacher Taiwo Kujichagulia Seitu Discusses Oakland Schools Partially Reopening 8 Weeks Before Summer Break

Black Women-led Revolutionary Social Media Show, “Name It! Claim It! End It…Racism!” Is Weekly

By JR Valrey Ms. Kujichagulia has been a freedom fighter in the community for decades, and a mother figure to me, for more than half of my life. Her knowledge and politics have always impressed me. Her passion to teach Black people to do better … Continue readingBlack Women-led Revolutionary Social Media Show, “Name It! Claim It! End It…Racism!” Is Weekly

Reparations For Black Students, Vaccinations, and School Re-openings: Oakland Unified School District Tosses Around Ideas

By JR Valrey The Los Angeles Unified School District has cut their school police force by a third, and moved $25 million to a Los Angeles Unified School District fund for Black Student Achievement. While the San Francisco Unified School District has been mired in … Continue readingReparations For Black Students, Vaccinations, and School Re-openings: Oakland Unified School District Tosses Around Ideas

The Teachers Union and The Oakland Unified School District Battle Over Re-Opening of Schools Plan

By JR Valrey The year 2020 can be described as one of the most uncertain years on record, where everything society has considered normal, has been thrown into disarray. Right beside employment and housing, the nation is dealing with an educational system that is bursting … Continue readingThe Teachers Union and The Oakland Unified School District Battle Over Re-Opening of Schools Plan

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