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Kings and Queens for a Day

Learning Without Limits Elementary took first place in Oakland's recent chess championship. Click here to watch ABC7's news story on the competition!

Executive Transition at OSSF

Executive Director Holly Babe Faust will leave OSSF in spring 2010. For more, see Holly's letter and the job posting.

"A Small School on the Rise"

Elmhurst Community Prep, an OSSF network middle school, was recently profiled in the Oakland Tribune. Read the piece here!

Help OSSF Help Oakland Students!

Now more than ever, public school students need our help. Your $1 donation to OSSF turns into $5 for schools and supports key programs on their campuses. Read our latest newsletter for more on OSSF's work with schools.

Their Hopes and Dreams: "Letters to Obama"

What do Oakland middle-schoolers wish for Barack Obama's presidency? NPR visited Melrose Leadership Academy to find out. Listen here!

Happy New Year!

2009 is off to a great start! Read about what we've been up to in our winter newsletter. To find out how you can support our public schools in the new year, click here!

Small Schools Work!

According to a small schools evaluation recently published by Stanford Professor of Education Linda Darling-Hammond, "New schools are...more productive than older schools...[and] become more effective and productive as they mature." Read more here!

YES's Karen Pezzetti Is Teacher of the Year!

Karen Pezzetti, a 12th-grade teacher at Youth Empowerment School, has been named Oakland's Teacher of the Year! Click here to read more.

LIFE Academy's "Contagious" Learning Featured in Oakland Tribune

More than half of LIFE's 2008 graduates are headed to four-year universities, and nearly all the rest have been accepted at two-year colleges. Click here for the story!

Think College Now Is a California Distinguished School!

One of OSSF's founding schools, Think College Now was one of only three Oakland schools to receive the state's prestigious Distinguished School award this year. Read more here!

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