STRATEGIES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Citywide Education Progress Reports

OAKLAND: Education Leaders Seek Cross-Sector Solutions to Talent Challenges

As part of a former citywide Equity Pledge begun under the previous superintendent, Oakland education leaders from the district and charter sectors set out to work together on strategies to attract and retain talented teachers, leaders, and staff. Results of this collaboration work include plans to host a citywide teacher recruiting event, a citywide website promoting teaching in Oakland, and a pilot outreach effort to recruit experienced teachers in high-need specializations (STEM, special education, ELL) for both sectors.

By anticipating vacancies and developing citywide recruitment strategies, Oakland is hoping to collaborate on common recruitment problems, such as the rising costs of housing.

View Oakland’s citywide education progress report.

The Center on Reinventing Public Education is a research and policy analysis center at the University of Washington Bothell developing systemwide solutions for K–12 public education. Questions? Email crpe@uw.edu.