EFC News


Happy First Day of School at EFC!

It was one of the most anticipated days of the year for students, parents, teachers and staff members. Yesterday, all six EFC schools officially began the SY17 school year and opened their doors and...
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A Retreat to Remember: Building our Leaders

It was a heartwarming welcome back last Friday when our entire staff met for the first day back for the 2016-17 school year. The day was filled with team-building exercises and motivational messages...
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UNA CELEBRACIÓN! Lazear’s Family Fun Day was a Success!

Lazear partnered with Scholarshare and Univision to host it’s first Family Fun Day over the weekend. This event was a huge success because it brought together families to celebrate each other...
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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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Training Innovators

Friday, February 26th, EFC held an org-wide PD day at Cox Academy for its entire operations team. This is part of EFC’s commitment to develop its entire staff. Training included comprehensive...
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