Meditation and breathing exercises are daily rituals at Grant Elementary School in Richmond. Principal Farnaz Heydari introduced these practices in an effort to reduce bad behavior, which had led to high numbers of student suspensions.
No one knows what to do with Point Molate, a 290-acre bayside property acquired by Richmond in 1995. The point, called a “jewel” by some, is on land previously owned by the US Navy and footsteps away from the Chevron refinery. The Point Molate Citizens Advisory Committee was supposed to help the city and Richmond residents manage the area and figure out how to develop it in the future, but earlier this year it was disbanded suddenly by the mayor.
West Contra Costa district schools failed to improve in California’s annual test. District leaders and education expert said the standardized test is not the only way to measure student performance.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District is expecting to receive more than $1 million to assist English-as-a-second-language instruction for this current school year. The state grant is part of a federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which allows each state to decide how to utilize federal funding to improve the quality…
WCCUSD charter schools scored higher than district schools in statewide Smarter Balanced test with high percentage of English learners and socioeconomically disadvantaged students as a bill deterring exclusionary admission policies of charter schools awaits approval from the governor.
Two weeks after WCCUSD stops sale of Adams School to Caliber Schools, it submits a petition to open a high school for the 2017 to 2018 academic year.
The Board of Education of the West Contra Costa Unified School District has stopped the sale of Adams Middle School to Caliber Schools for $60,000.
Locally Richmond is an occasional series of profiles that highlights the small businesses that contribute to making Richmond a unique community. When does an artist know she has reached a milestone in her career? For Angela Jarman, she knew the minute her work was worn by models strutting down the catwalk of Victoria’s Secret fashion shows.…