Education

Regulations on admission policies at the 12 charter schools at West Contra Costa Unified School District will be codified upon Gov. Jerry Brown's approval of AB1360. (Photo by Yutao Chen)

West Contra Costa charter schools with diverse demographics scored higher on state tests

WCCUSD charter schools scored higher than district schools in statewide Smarter Balanced test with high percentage of English learners and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as a bill deterring exclusionary admission policies of charter schools awaits approval...
Activists show support for DACA recipients in a recent protest in San Francisco (Photo credit: Pax Ahimsa Gethen/Wikicommons)

Contra Costa school district, teachers’ union offer to pay DACA renewal fee – but some say offer was poorly publicized

Today is the last day to file DACA renewals and some say the West Contra Costa Unified School District's offer to cover the costs was not communicated effectively to community members in need.

Oversight group says West Contra Costa school district is mismanaging bonds and could run out of funds for new projects

Members of a citizens-oversight committee questioned how the West Contra Costa school district uses bond money to construct or improve school facilities. They raised concerns about the district over-spending its budget and draining funds slated...

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...