Education

With two minutes on the clock, a Caliber Beta Academy teacher pleas with the WCCUSD to give her students a permanent facility (photo by Candese Charles)

West Contra Costa school board meets for a six-hour, packed discussion on charter schools

On Wednesday night, West Contra Costa Unified School District’s (WCCUSD) first board of education meeting of the year was packed with chatty bouncy children, a sea of blue shirt-wearing Caliber Beta Academy teachers, and people...
Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles celebrates beside Mayor Gayle McLaughlin at RPA headquarters in Richmond Tuesday night. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Richmond Confidential looks back on 2014, year for the ages

Long after the billboards come down, the campaign mailers rest in landfills and the New Year’s toasts come and go, 2014 may be remembered as Richmond’s big election year. We are honored to have been in Richmond’s streets and chambers, its...
As an Ivy League scholar, Magaly Rodriguez was required to attend a tutorial where, among other things, she learned how to blog. (Photo provided by ILC)

Enabled by DACA, Ivy League Connection sends first undocumented student from Richmond to East Coast

Magaly Rodriguez, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was an infant, is not a U.S. citizen. To get Rodriguez to Brown University, ILC and university officials had to navigate a web of...
Richmond's Rocha is one of three national scholarship winners. (Photo courtesy of Mailen Rocha)

Contra Costa College student wins scholarship to cover textbook costs

As a second-year student at Contra Costa College, Mailen, 20, spends much of her time thinking about how she will fund her education.