United Teachers of Richmond is currently in negotiations with the West Contra Costa Unified School District school board for said salary raise and smaller class sizes. The proposal comes after the union called for an increase in teacher retention rates.
As part of the Richmond Chess Initiative, the West Coast Chess Alliance hosted the first annual chess festival in Richmond. Their aim is to bring the game into the community and help bridge the enrichment and academic gap in the city’s youth.
Organizing for Action (OFA), a Bay Area advocacy group and others gathered on November 8 at Richmond City Hall for a rally in support of a Clean Dream Act. The action was part of a National Day of Action spearheaded by United We Dream.
Invictus Academy of Richmond is a different kind of charter school, one where students will take double periods of math and English along with communication classes like speech and debate. On September 27, the Contra Costa County Office of Education approved plans to open Invictus, a new public charter school. Invictus, which has been in the works since August 2016, will be open to students from grade 7 to 12 by fall 2018. Gautam Thapar, executive director and lead founder…
The Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists awarded former Richmond Confidential reporter Reis Thebault the 2017 Excellence In Journalism Award. The accolade, announced this week, was for his investigations into the “fraud, corruption and legal woes” of the city’s medical marijuana industry. As a health, science and environmental reporter, Thebault’s stories focused on pay-to-play schemes, illicit messages sent by an Richmond Police Department officer, and hidden sales at marijuana dispensaries in the city. Thebault credits the help…
Wildfires in wine country have created hazardous air conditions for the entire Bay Area, affecting most heavily children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory conditions.
While many are excited about the new Mandarin dual-immersion program at Serra School, others are concerned about access to existing adult English as a Second Language classes, which were housed in the same location.
Today is the last day to file DACA renewals and some say the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s offer to cover the costs was not communicated effectively to community members in need.