Tag Archives: Madeline Kronenberg

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...
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.

Heavy spending pays off in school board race

Money ran the race on Tuesday's school board elections, with the best funded candidates Block, Kronenberg and Cuevas winning the seats of the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Pro-charter school PACs flood West Contra Costa school board elections with spending

Political Action Committees (PACs) advocating for charter schools have spent more than $350,000 to date in the West Contra Costa County school board race, prompting protests from parents concerned that charter schools siphon funding away...

School board candidates debate student nutrition, teacher training at PTA forum

Nearly 70 people gathered at Harding Elementary School to listen to the ten WCCUSD school board candidates running for election this November.

Proposed charter school sparks heated debate

Summit Public Schools had their petition to open a new high school in El Cerrito denied by the West Contra Costa Unified School District - a decision which the Richmond City Council backed. The result:...
"Maybe the college culture is catching up," said Richmond High School College and Career Center coordinator Krista Jann. "By the second day of school and certainly by the second week, this place had kids in it." Richmond High is the only public high school in the WCCUSD to have a full-time college and career center.

Education group receives grant to support college-bound high schoolers

The West Contra Costa County Public Education Fund, The Ed. Fund, has received $384,000 from the College Access Foundation to increase financial aid advising and expand support for high school seniors thinking about going to...

Ivy League Connection gives local youth an academic edge

Ivy League schools are known worldwide for their prestige, academic rigor and exclusive admissions. The Ivy League Connection funds trips to Ivy League summer enrichment programs to create that college-going academic culture in Richmond. Last...