Sunday, February 28, 2021

Education

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For WCCUSD students, Black Lives Matter more than an election issue

In the wake of 2020’s racial unrest, ignited by high-profile incidents of police brutality and disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the winners of Chevron Richmond's annual Black Employee Network scholarship became a symbol...
Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California allows youth sports to resume

Student-athlete advocates get the ‘W’ as California lifts sports ban

Outdoor athletic competitions such as football, soccer, baseball and cheerleading can resume with modifications for counties which have a COVID-19 case rate at or below 14 per 100,000, California public health officials announced today,...
Contra Costa County virtual teacher recruitment fair set for Feb. 27

Contra Costa County virtual teacher recruitment fair set for Feb. 27

The Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is inviting current and prospective educators to the County's annual Teacher/Certificated Staff Recruitment Fair, which will be held virtually on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9 a.m....
Richmond’s ‘Little Monk’ has big impact on kids’ education overseas

Richmond’s ‘Little Monk’ has big impact on kids’ education overseas

By Mike Kinney The founder of Richmond's well-loved Buddhist monastery, once lovingly called the “Little Monk” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama due to his short stature, is spreading love and education to hundreds of...
Richmond High football coach speaks out at state Capitol: 'Let them play'

Richmond High football coach speaks out at state Capitol: ‘Let them play’

Richmond High Head Football Coach George Jackson joined a growing movement at the state Capitol today calling for youth sports to resume in California, citing the health and safety impacts of isolating students from...
Richmond Promise Scholar Graduate Cynthia Ramirez-Parra courtesy RP

Richmond Promise, FASFA/Dream Act deadlines fast approaching

By Kathy Chouteau Two important scholarship deadlines are approaching in March for high school students in Richmond with aspirations of pursuing a post-secondary education. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Dream Act application is...
Bay Area counties extending school closures through May 1

Coalition urges WCCUSD to resume in-person learning

With Contra Costa County today meeting the threshold to allow K-6 schools to reopen for in-person instruction with approved safety plans, a coalition of parents, caregivers, students and community members are calling for the...
Richmond seeks applicants for inaugural youth poet laureate

Richmond seeks applicants for inaugural youth poet laureate

By Kathy Chouteau Fresh off National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s paradigm-shifting poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Biden’s Inauguration, Richmond is seeking its own inaugural youth poet laureate. Richmond’s RYSE Center, powered by a...
Ellen DeGeneres surprises Richmond 'Tik Tok' principal with generous school gift

Ellen DeGeneres surprises Richmond ‘Tik Tok’ principal with generous school gift

A viral Tik Tok video landed a charismatic Richmond principal an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but also provided a big boost for his school's technology needs, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the...
Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Richmond ‘TikTok principal’ to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

By Kathy Chouteau Remember that viral TikTok post featuring a Richmond elementary school principal dancing away during a distance learning call with students? The man himself, Kenneth Deshone Farr II—who showed some serious dance moves to...

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Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Ban on indoor high school sports taken to court

Fresh off a legal victory in San Diego County last week that removed all restrictions on indoor and outdoor sports in that county, a...
Bay Area counties extending school closures through May 1

Effort to add Nystrom Elementary to national park clears U.S. House

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11)'s effort to add the storied Nystrom Elementary School to the Rosie The Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park passed the...
60-year-old pedestrian fatally struck on Richmond Parkway

Richmond man fatally shot in El Sobrante

A 30-year-old Richmond man was fatally shot in El Sobrante early Thursday, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office. At about 1:10 a.m., deputies...