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Caliber Beta Academy parents, students and supporters filled up the room at Wednesday's school board meeting with posters. (Photo by Zainab Khan)

In first School Board meeting since election, clashes over spending

Parents and students lined up one by one at the podium during West Contra Costa Unified School District’s Board of Education meeting Wednesday night to voice their concerns about the Board’s spending decisions.
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Kennedy High art teacher finalist for The Ed Fund

Dozens of palm-sized faces hang from the ceiling in Steve Mainini’s art classroom at Kennedy High School. The ceramic reflections of former students dangle in wire cages and defy gravity as if trapped in some...

Roundup: WCCUSD hosts 8th annual Parents and Partners Conference

Hundreds of parents filled Lovonya Dejean Middle School for the 8th annual Parents and Partners conference hosted by the West Contra Costa Unified School District on Saturday. Check out the photos to see a sampling...

Cafeterias digest lunch regulations

In Richmond, a city in which 51 percent of students in grades 5, 7 and 9 were obese or overweight in 2010 and where two-thirds of students are from families near and below the national...

Richmond Explorers set bar high at state competition

Generally, when you sit a 19-year-old at a table with a reporter, it’s a classic recipe for one-word answers and evasive glances at the ground. Yet, Francisco Rodriguez stands to shake my hand. He looks...