Informing Equity (2017)

Education Resource Strategies (ERS) and Oakland Achieves Release Report on Student Need, Spending and Resource Use

Informing Equity, an ERS study commissioned by the Oakland Achieves Partnership, examines data for the 2014-15 school year from district-run and charter schools in Oakland across three key dimensions: student need, resource levels, and resource use. Guided by a Citywide Study Steering Committee of Oakland district leaders, charter leaders, and education advocates, the purpose of the study was to build a shared fact base as a first step in helping Oakland stakeholders explore new opportunities and solutions to challenges in the education sector. The report reflects a snapshot of financial and student-level data, and except where stated, does not speculate on intentions.

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Please use and share this report as a tool to explore meaningful next steps, opportunities for learning, and solutions to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality public education, including Oakland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged students.