Education

Richmond sports community uses soccer as a vehicle for change

Alonzo Del Mundo and Nicolas Brenes Jr. are the first-ever  student-athletes from Leadership Public School-Richmond to receive full, Division I scholarships to play soccer at U.C. Berkeley and San Jose State, respectively. The Richmond duo is...
A playground behind the Brookside Child center on Tuesday, April 18, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Long waiting list for Head Start, despite new federal grant

Day after day, Criselda Feria waits for a phone call that will give her good news. Her name is stuck on a waiting list that will give her a slot for federally-subsidized child care. Feria’s...
The seven candidates for two seats on the WCCUSD Board of Education field questions at a public forum on September 20. Photo by Marian Davidson.

School board candidates vetted by Education Matters before endorsement

The education-focused nonprofit Education Matters, the largest local spender in the 2016 WCCUSD school board race, vetted the candidates they endorsed with questions that included their stance on charter schools.
Campaign contributions to the seven candidates for the WCCUSD Board of Education. Totals from campaign finance reports filed with Contra Costa County Elections Division and information from the candidates themselves. Graphic by Abner Hauge.

Charter school organizations provide majority of campaign contributions in school board race

Campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars have been poured into this year’s race for two seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, and over half of this money...