Education

Cartoon by Abner Hauge.

City council candidates clash over development, rent control and schools

Candidates’ strategies for development across Richmond—and especially downtown—varied greatly.
Parents in rapt attention at the 11th annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference held at Lovonya DeJean Middle School last Saturday. Photo by Grace Oyenubi.

County conference gives parents tips to help students

More than two hundred parents attended the 11th annual Parents as Partners and Leaders Conference held at Lovonya DeJean Middle School last Saturday. The annual conference offers parents a range of guidance, information and advice.
Richmond Residents asking school board to stop sale of Adams Middle School to Caliber Schools. Photo by Juan Reardon

District won’t sell Richmond middle school to charter organization

The Board of Education of the West Contra Costa Unified School District has stopped the sale of Adams Middle School to Caliber Schools for $60,000.
Adam Boisvert, co-instructor of the Urban Agriculture Institute, waters carrots in one of the class’s 57 raised beds. Photo by Reis Thebault.

Richmond students learn to grow in urban agriculture program

Away from the bustling halls of Richmond High, behind the school and past the tennis courts, Claudia Ramirez and Alondra Torres gasped when they saw the sunflowers towering near the football field—the result of a...