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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...
The Richmond Food Policy Council and young campaigners are circulating a petition calling for more salad bars in Richmond schools. Show here, a school cafeteria in 2012. (Photo by Avni Nijhawan)

Richmond community members petition for more salad bars in schools

Affordable and sustainable food is a priority for Laneisha Whitfield, the director of the Richmond Food Policy Council, and her young campaigners. So on February 17, the Richmond Food Policy Council created an online and...
Richmond police have two school resource officers assigned to each of the city's high schools. (Photo by: Christina Lopez)

Expulsions and out-of-school suspensions down for West Contra Costa Unified School district

New numbers published last week by the California Department of Education show that, like the rest of the state, the West Contra Costa Unified School District is moving away from once-popular “zero tolerance” policies to...

Richmond high school exit exam scores released

The results of the state’s high school exit exams, released near the end of August, show that students in the West Contra Costa County School District lag behind the state average in combined English and...
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Local nonprofits report progress made in education and employment with Chevron support

Chevron Corp. invested $1 million in seven nonprofits focused on improving science and math education and enhancing economic development in Richmond. On Wednesday, about more than 100 people came to the East Bay Center for...
Richmond United Soccer Club president Gelberg Rodriguez gives instruction during a girl's practice at Lovonya Dejean Middle School. Gelberg said with more than 300 kids in his soccer club, he wants the sport to be a pipeline for all kids to go to college. (Photo by Tyler Orsburn)

Richmond soccer club encourages Latino students to attend college

Raquel Orozco is from Mexico. She arrived in Richmond as a teenager and didn’t speak a word of English. Ten years after graduating from Richmond High, she is completing her Ph.D. in chemical engineering this...