Great Oakland Public Schools Leadership Center (GO) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides education, advocacy, and leadership to support a coalition of Oakland families, students, teachers, principals, community and civic leaders united around a positive, student-oriented vision for public education in our city.
In 2009-10, over 250 diverse constituents from across the city endorsed GO's Declaration of Beliefs and Visions for improving Oakland Schools. The Declaration was based on six fundamental conditions for attaining quality in our school system:
(1) Give schools and school site leaders autonomy in return for accountability for student achievement;
(2) Attract, develop, and keep excellent, effective teachers;
(3) Attract, develop, and keep excellent, effective school and district leaders;
(4) Ensure personalized educational experiences that prepare all students for life, college, and career;
(5) Promote and ensure diversity and innovation in school programs including charter public schools; and
(6) Treat families and community as allies and partners in the work of educating Oakland students.
Since our launch in 2009, GO Public Schools Leadership Center has connected the public to public education by informing and empowering community member about district and school policies and practices through communications and events. We also work with volunteer issue groups, community organizations, district and charter school leaders to develop and inform policy to improve public education in Oakland.
Support for our work
Great Oakland Public Schools Leadership Center is very grateful to have received funding from the following foundations:
We acknowledge and appreciate all those who have contributed to Great Oakland Public Schools Leadership Center, including the following recent supporters:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 4:00 PM
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
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
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
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
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.