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Education

We’ve got you covered for education-related news in Richmond, CA. Find articles related to schools, scholarships and school districts in Richmond below.

Future of school resource officers in question after district board's vote

WCCUSD board to discuss SRO program’s future Wednesday

Controversial proposals to reduce district spending for the program that places police school resource officers (SRO) at West Contra Costa Unified schools -- and to possibly redirect those funds toward training teachers and staff...

Richmond Promise hiring 10 college interns

The Richmond Promise College Scholarship program is hiring 10 College Summer Associates through Americorps VISTA. The paid interns will develop their leadership, teamwork and project management skills by, in part, supporting the successful college transition...
On 19th anniversary of Columbine, walk-in held at Verde Elementary

On 19th anniversary of Columbine, walk-in held at Verde Elementary

To commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine mass shooting, teachers, students and public officials staged a "walk-in" at Verde Elementary Friday morning. California Teachers Association (CTA) President Eric Heins joined West Contra Costa Unified...

Students invited to 2nd Annual Building & Construction Trades Career Fair

Local students are encouraged to attend the 2nd Annual Building & Construction Trades Career Fair on Saturday, April 21. The career fair is for middle and high school students, grades 7-12, who will learn about...

Foot Locker surprises Kennedy High senior with $20,000 scholarship

A deserving Kennedy High senior received an incredible surprise Wednesday morning. At a Kennedy High morning pep rally, a representative of Foot Locker showed up to announce that Samone Anderson is one of 20 students...
WCCUSD to hold public hearing in San Pablo on proposed elections changes

WCCUSD to hold public hearing in San Pablo on proposed elections changes

A public hearing will be held at San Pablo City Council Chambers this Wednesday at 6 p.m. to allow residents to weigh in on how to draw a boundary map for future elections of...
Youth receiving tennis instruction on newly refurbished courts at MLK Park

Youth receiving tennis instruction on newly refurbished courts at MLK Park

Over 230 kids recently refined their tennis skills at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Richmond after the park’s long-dormant tennis courts received extensive repairs, according to the city. As part of an ongoing effort...

Op-Ed: School mental health intern writes in support of Measures E and K

An op-ed by Marlene Clarivel Meza, Richmond resident: Having grown up in Richmond, I thought I knew pretty much what to expect when I started working as a mental health intern at a local...
WCCUSD superintendent addresses reports of immigration enforcement

WCCUSD aims to retain teachers with home down-payment assistance program

Teachers and other staff in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) now have access to a home down-payment assistance program as part of an effort by the district to recruit and retain...

Kensington Elementary named a 2018 California Distinguished School

Kensington Elementary is one of 287 elementary schools across the state to be named 2018 California Distinguished Schools by the California State Department of Education. The annual designations were announced this week by State Superintendent...

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Chevron Stations Inc. to hold job fair in Richmond on Friday, June 22

Chevron Stations Inc. is holding a job fair in Richmond on Friday, June 22 as the company searches to fill positions for Customer Service...
Richmond suing Trump over sanctuary cities executive order

Richmond considers declaring homeless problem a ‘crisis’

At its meeting Tuesday, the Richmond City Council is set to discuss whether to declare the city's homeless problem a "public health crisis" and...
San Pablo Reservoir a bastion of summertime fun

San Pablo Reservoir a bastion of summertime fun

By Zach Chouteau The ‘Rich Life’ segment loves exploring our region’s wealth of outdoor oases, and the San Pablo Reservoir in El Sobrante deserves a...