The Black and Brown Families in Oakland Reimagining Education for Their Kids

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A group of Oakland REACH students. (Olivia Obineme/KQED)

For years, Black and brown parents of Oakland Unified students have been pushing the district to do more to support kids in low-income communities of color.

Then the pandemic hit, prompting fears of even more disparities in learning. So a group called The Oakland REACH decided to take matters into their own hands, and use the pandemic as an opportunity to continue reimagining their kids’ education.

Guest: Vanessa Rancaño, KQED education reporter

Episode transcript here.

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