Marian Davidson

New exhibit delves into “How World War I Changed Richmond”

Richmond is well-known for its role on the home front during World War II. The city produced 747 ships for the US Navy and it’s the birthplace of Rosie the Riveter, an icon inspired by the Richmond women who worked in WWII shipyards.

WCCUSD to open Mandarin Chinese immersion school for kindergarten

Mandarin Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, and this fall, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) kindergartners will be both speaking and learning in it. On February 15, the WCCUSD Board of Education approved a new Mandarin language dual-immersion school that will open for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Student canvassers helped elect charter friendly school board

SFER AN and its parent organization, Students for Education Reform (SFER), present themselves as student-run, grassroots groups that advocate for change and improvement in local public education systems. But leaders in both organizations have charter school connections that appear to influence the groups’ activities, from educating eligible voters to endorsing candidates.

School-funding, Measure T parcel tax passes in Richmond

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) will retain a vital source of revenue, thanks to voter approval of a parcel tax extension that will generate millions of dollars annually for the school system.

Phillips and Panas elected to school board

Mister Phillips and Tom Panas will be the newest members of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, according to unofficial results reported by the Contra Costa Elections Division.

Investigation reveals possible WCCUSD fund mismanagement

A West Contra Costa United School District school board subcommittee heard the findings of a recent forensic financial audit of the school system’s bond program during a meeting last Thursday.

Nuevo superintendente habla sobre planes para WCCUSD

Hay una cara nueva en la oficina central de West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). Matthew Duffy, el primer nuevo superintendente del distrito en 10 años, asumió el cargo el 6 de julio, tras la jubilación del Dr. Bruce Harter.

New superintendent talks plans for WCCUSD

Richmond Confidential interviews the new superintendent of the West Contra Costa County Unified School District, Matthew Duffy.