Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Education

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EL RISE! partnership to benefit English language learners

EL RISE! partnership to benefit English language learners

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) is teaming up with Californians Together, Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) to assist 19 county offices of education...
Gov. Newsom: Schools must stay closed if county is on coronavirus watch list

Gov. Newsom: Schools must stay closed if county is on coronavirus watch list

Schools located in counties that are on the state's watchlist for concerning COVID-19 outbreaks must start the upcoming academic year with distance learning, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. The mandate applies to both public...
WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

WCCUSD to start next school year with distance learning

When school resumes on Aug. 17, West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students will continue distance learning, with only some high-needs students allowed to learn on campuses, according to a draft plan released...
Local students win gold medals, scholarships in NAACP competition

Local students win gold medals, scholarships in NAACP competition

Two local high school students won gold medals and scholarships in the NAACP ACTSO competition, and will now represent Richmond in a national competition set to be held virtually this month due to COVID-19. Charles...

Richmond teen earns paid internship with Bank of America

By Kathy Chouteau A recent Pinole Valley High School grad has scored a prestigious, paid internship with Bank of America’s (BoA) Student Leaders program. Richmond resident Kassandra Ruiz, 17, who plans to attend the University of...
72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond to close

Diocese to close 72-year-old Catholic school in Richmond

St. Cornelius Catholic School in Richmond will close due to declining enrollment, The Catholic Voice, a publication of the Diocese of Oakland, reported on Monday. Founded in 1948, the K-8 school located at 201 28th...
Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond nears completion

By Mike Kinney Construction on the state-of-the-art Michelle Obama School campus in Richmond is set to be completed by the end of next month. Staff at Overaa Construction Company, which is building the project at...
Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

By Consuelo Lara The destructive effects of standardized testing have been verified from numerous studies.  These tests have a long connection with the stigmatizations of children of color and children of poverty. These tests have...
Cal State East Bay Discover Engineering! camp moves online due to COVID-19

Cal State East Bay Discover Engineering! camp moves online due to COVID-19

This story was originally published in East Bay Today. By Natalie Feulner Cal State East Bay’s annual Discover Engineering! camp will look a lot different this year. But then again, so do most activities these...
Kennedy welding teacher finalist for teaching excellence prize

Free COVID-19 testing coming to Kennedy High in Richmond

Free COVID-19 testing is coming to the Kennedy High School campus in Richmond from June 29 through August 16. Testing will occur Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 500 Building/County Health...

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135 citations, 5 DUI arrests during sobriety checkpoint on 23rd Street

By Mike Kinney A sobriety checkpoint conducted at 23rd Street and Bissell Avenue on Friday resulted with three DUI arrests, five warrant arrests, 20 cars...

Richmond approves PG&E community resource for power shutoffs

By Kathy Chouteau At its July 28 meeting, Richmond City Council unanimously authorized City Manager Laura Snideman to sign a PG&E license agreement providing a...
WCCUSD launches meal distribution service today; updates locations

WCCUSD reaches tentative agreement with union on back-to-school schedule

This fall, instructional days for West Contra Costa Unified students, who will start the year with distance learning due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,...