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All posts by Derrick Bell

EFC Partnerships Continue to Address Summer Slide


This summer students from Achieve, Lazear, ASCEND and Cox participated in the Springboard summer program. This 5-week program focused on building family connections through home visits and weekly...
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EPIC’s Registration Day was a Success!


Epic hosted their ‘Registration Day’ for the 2016-17 school year yesterday. The Epic staff were excited to help new and existing students as they brought their families to register, get...
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Achieve students ROARED in ‘The Lion King’!


Congratulations to Achieve Academy for putting on their first theatrical production: Disney’s Tony Award winning musical “The Lion King”. As the musical promises, it was indeed a celebration of...
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Deep Learning at ASCEND highlighted in Ed Week!


The expeditionary learning process at ASCEND makes learning relevant to students and really allows them engage deeply with the academic content. Recently, national journalist Kathleen Cushman...
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Achieve Teacher Honored as Oakland Charter Teacher of the Year!


Holly San Miguel, a current 5th grade teacher at Achieve, has been honored by OUSD as a Charter School Teacher of the Year. Congratulations on this well deserved honor, Ms. San Miguel! Ms. San Miguel...
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LWL Community Starts First Girl Scout Troop in Fruitvale


A small group of teachers at LWL are starting a Girl Scout troop – it’s going to be the very first one in the Fruitvale region of Oakland! From teacher Sonya Mehta:...
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