The TFA Top-10 Listers, Where Are They Now? - A frequent criticism of TFA is that their teachers usually don’t stay beyond the two-year commitment. Over the years, TFA has had different responses to th...
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Last school year, 14.3 percent of Oakland’s public schoolchildren were chronically absent, meaning they missed at least 18 days of school — excused or unexcused. As you can see from this map, created by (and posted with the permission of) the Oakland-based Urban Strategies Council, the most serious attendance problems are concentrated in West Oakland.
The Oakland school district recently began collecting data of all of its students who were absent — not just those with unexcused absences. Now, principals regularly