Ensuring educational equity and creating rigorous coursework for all students daunts most districts. Oakland Unified School District recently reset the bar for graduation to match college entrance requirements in California. Learn how OUSD is partnering with The Education Trust to assess institutional barriers impeding student academic achievement. School counselor-led task forces identified and are changing district policies and practices that hinder academic achievement. The district is paying particular attention to English-language learners and special education students to ensure all students graduate college and career ready.
Presenters: Jeannie Johnson, director of college and career readiness; and Abigail Adams, coordinator, college and career readiness office, Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, Calif.