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.
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.
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.
Like paper, pencils and books, electronic tablets have become a routine part of classrooms across Richmond.
On Wednesday afternoon, one day after Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, a group of Richmond High School seniors walked out of school in protest, marching to City Hall and briefly stalling traffic on the I-80.
High school students across the East Bay walked out of class Wednesday and marched in protest of Donald Trump’s election, carrying signs and chanting. In Richmond, students from Leadership Public Schools, Kennedy High School and Richmond High School walked to City Hall, shutting down traffic on MacDonald Avenue along the way.
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.
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.
Ghosts, princesses, superheroes and more filled a 10-block stretch of 23rd Street in Richmond on Oct. 31 for Trick or Treat on 23rd Street.
Campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars have been poured into this year’s race for two seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, and over half of this money has come from organizations connected to charter schools.
Current local public school students and graduates are working to improve local public school education through SFER and SFER AN.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education voted Wednesday night to accept a forensic financial audit report of the district’s $1.6 billion bond program and forward the audit report to law enforcement.
The seven candidates for two seats on the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education spoke about issues facing the school system during a September 20 public forum.