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Education | Jan 17, 2017

Chevron event to provide info on jobs involving Richmond Refinery modernization project

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Chevron and RichmondBuild will host an event providing local residents with information on temporary employment involving …

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Education | Jan 11, 2017

Application deadline extended for Chevron’s Dr. William F. King college scholarship program

The application deadline has been extended to Jan. 13 for high school seniors interested in obtaining a Chevron Richmond Black …

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Education | Jan 9, 2017

Reminder students! Potential Project grant applications due by Jan. 23

Applications for the third annual Potential Project — which supplies youth teams from West Contra Costa Unified schools with grants …

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Education | Jan 5, 2017

WCCUSD invites community to final LCAP town hall of 2016-17 school year

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is inviting students, families, staff and community members to attend the final …

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Education | Jan 4, 2017

Local educators, students and a bus driver honored for dedication to special education

Ten local educators, five students and one bus driver are being honored for the positive impact they’ve had on the …

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Education | Jan 3, 2017

WCCUSD seniors eligible for up to $5,000 in college scholarship funds through Ed Fund

High school seniors who attend a public school within the boundaries of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) …

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Education | Dec 27, 2016

WCCUSD: Kindergarten enrollment for 2017-2018 school year begins Jan. 9

Kindergarten enrollment in the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) for the 2017-2018 school year begins Monday, Jan. 9. …

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Education | Dec 22, 2016

Kennedy High makes ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’ list

Kennedy High has been named to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2016 list of America’s Healthiest Schools. The school …

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Education | Dec 16, 2016

Bestselling author James Patterson gives library grant to Nystrom Elementary

Nystrom Elementary School in Richmond was one of seven Bay Area schools to receive a grant from bestselling author James …

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Education | Dec 8, 2016

Richmond Promise early application deadline is Friday, Dec. 16

The early-application deadline for students applying for Richmond Promise scholarships is Friday, Dec. 16 — and those who submit a …

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Education | Dec 6, 2016

‘STEM Games’ coming to Richmond

The Richmond Memorial Auditorium and Convention Center has been billed as an ideal venue for boxing, but early next year …

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Education | Dec 6, 2016

WCCUSD students encouraged to apply for Chevron’s Dr. William F. King Scholarship

The application process has opened for the annual Chevron Richmond Black Employee Network (BEN) scholarship, which has provided college funding …

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Education | Nov 16, 2016

Disney grant to launch musical theater program at two Richmond schools

A $100,000 Disney grant is set to launch musical theater programs at two schools in Richmond and five in Oakland. …

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Education | Nov 15, 2016

Best Buy grant to fund laptops, software for Richmond library student program

The Richmond Public Library has received a $6,410 grant from the Best Buy Foundation to purchase laptops, software and trainers …

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Education | Nov 8, 2016

Richmond library offering infant/toddler lap-sit program

Parents are encouraged to bring their infants and toddlers to special storytime and music sessions offered Tuesday mornings at the …

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Education | Sep 8, 2016

Sale of Adams Middle School campus to Caliber Schools nixed

Caliber Schools will not be moving into the Adams Middle School campus in East Richmond Heights, after the school district’s …

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Education | Nov 20, 2015

Kennedy High alum Dr. Ramona Bishop named educator of year in Solano County

Dr. Ramona Bishop, the Kennedy High alum who currently serves as superintendent of the Vallejo Unified School District, was named …

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Councilmember Jael Myrick initially pitched the idea for a college scholarship program and can now claim victory after securing a $35 million commitment from Chevron Richmond.

Education | Aug 7, 2014

Chevron Richmond’s $35 million scholarship program for local students touted as huge win for city

Chevron Richmond’s pledge to give $35 million over 10 years toward college scholarships for local students – part of a …

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Kennedy High students to receive free one-on-one writing instruction starting Friday.

Education | Oct 13, 2014

Kennedy High students to receive free one-on-one writing instruction starting Friday

A new program at Kennedy High that has community volunteers providing free, one-one-one writing instruction to students is starting Friday. …

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Education | May 17, 2016

WCCUSD: Nearly 85-percent of Class of 2015 earns diploma

Almost 85-percent of West Contra Costa Unified (WCCUSD) students in the Class of 2015 have earned their high school diploma, a …

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Seniors at Richmond High, Middle College named Gates Millennium Scholars

Education | Apr 29, 2016

Seniors at Richmond High, Middle College named Gates Millennium Scholars

Arnold Dimas of Richmond High and Alejandro Hernandez of Middle College High have been named Gates Millennium Scholars, an honor …

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Education | Sep 29, 2015

Chevron funds nation’s largest K-12 campus fab lab at Kennedy High in Richmond

A majority of the adults could not make heads or tails of the advanced technology featured at the brand new …

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Adored Richmond principal a Teach For America success story

Education | Mar 30, 2015

Adored Richmond principal a Teach For America success story

When students are searching for an adult at school they can relate to, they don’t often head to the principal’s …

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Online fundraiser launched for longtime Richmond High teacher battling cancer

Education | Mar 25, 2016

Beloved Richmond High teacher Zach Shrieve succumbs to cancer

The Richmond High community is mourning the loss of one of its beloved veteran teachers, Zach Shrieve, who recently passed …

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Richmond Swim Center likely to reopen to public in late October, city officials say

Education | Jun 25, 2015

Renovated Richmond Swim Center scheduled to be completed in mid-July

This new pool aims to blow the old one out of the water. A major rehabilitation of the Richmond Swim …

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