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The Oakland education community is gathering on March 7th at 6:00 to learn more about the importance of effective teaching in Oakland. Every year the Oakland education community loses talented, hard-working teachers. 76% of Oakland's teachers will leave our classrooms within 5 years (50% higher than the national average). That is not the fault of one program, department, or division. It is bigger than that, and we need to change it for teachers and students.

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On March 7th, we're co-hosting an event where we'll hear from experts in the field and have break out sessions with students, teachers, and others to hear about their experiences, as well as get a preview of places that have been successful in supporting effective teaching.

We are proud to co-host "Teaching Matters" with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO),SEIU Local 1021, Youth Together, Youth Uprising, The Education Trust-West, and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.

As a community, we know that no other in-school factor affects students as much as effective teaching. Additionally, we have joined together to highlight the importance of supporting our teachers. As parents, students, leaders, and teachers, the Oakland education community has a deep stake in helping ensure that all students have access to effective teaching, and also making sure that all teachers receive the support they need to be the best they can be.
 
Please let us know you'll be able to attend by RSVPing here.

We're looking forward to seeing you there, as we continue to build an understanding, and discuss just what effective teaching is, and how we can support it in every Oakland classroom.

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