Friday, December 4, 2020

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.

Museum Educator Tatiana Ortiz

Museum art program takes students on virtual trip around the world

By Kathy Chouteu This December, local students can take a virtual trip around the world to experience how different cultures celebrate the holidays, followed by an art project related to their “travels.” It’s all part of...
Leadership Associates hired to find next WCCUSD superintendent

Leadership Associates hired to find next WCCUSD superintendent

Leadership Associates, a Southern California organization that helps school boards select superintendents and executive leaders, is being tapped to assist in the search for the 10th superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School...

Students get immunizations and turkeys at drive-thru event

By Kathy Chouteau The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s (WCCUSD) “Free Drive-Thru School Immunization Drive and Turkey Giveaway” at the District Administration Building today saw more than 200 students receive immunizations aimed at protecting...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/biden-cabinet/?itid=lb_joe-biden-elected-46th-president-of-the-united-states_2

Could Richmond’s Thurmond become Biden’s education secretary?

Richmond resident Tony Thurmond, who currently serves as California's State Superintendent of Public Instruction, was named Wednesday in a Washington Post report among potential candidates to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education in President-elect...
Supervisor Gioia holding annual Verde Elementary fundraiser

Supervisor Gioia holding annual Verde Elementary fundraiser

Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia's annual fundraiser for Verde Elementary will continue this year, except his related holiday party will occur on Zoom rather than in person. Every year for more than two decades,...

No dance at 68th Annual Snow Ball, but scholarship competition will go on

By Mike Kinney Despite the pandemic, the Richmond Community Services Department is still planning to crown a king and queen at its 68th Annual Snow Ball event, set to take place virtually this December. High school...
Chevron Richmond donates $30K to WCCUSD distance learning initiatives

Chevron and Oakland A’s provide $30k technology grant to WCCUSD

By Kathy Chouteau Apple iPads and data plans are headed to Stege Elementary thanks to a $30,000 donation by Chevron and the Oakland A's Community Fund to support distance learning in the West Contra...
WCCUSD superintendent addresses reports of immigration enforcement

WCCUSD superintendent to resign at end of school year

By Kathy Chouteau Superintendent Matthew Duffy of the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) has announced that the current 2020-2021 school year will be his last heading up the district. Duffy expressed in a community...
WCCUSD to celebrate Native American heritage in November

WCCUSD to celebrate Native American heritage in November

As the nation celebrates and preserves Native American culture this month, so will the West Contra Contra Unified School District (WCCUSD). The WCCUSD Board passed a resolution Wednesday honoring Native American History Month at its...
Michelle Obama School Virtual Grand Opening announced

Michelle Obama School ‘flexible learning spaces’ a Bay Area first

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s state-of-the-art Michelle Obama School was unveiled this morning during a Virtual Grand Opening ceremony on Facebook Live that gave the community a front row seat to what Principal Claudia Velez called...

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Foundation’s Holiday Toy Drive to also give away hot dogs & haircuts

By Kathy Chouteau Holiday elves from the Ronnie “Bubba” Robinson Scholarship Foundation are teaming up with Essence41504 Catering to host the organization’s 2nd Annual Holiday...
Contra Costa coronavirus cases 'not rising as fast as the worst case scenario'

COVID-19 stay-home order to begin in Contra Costa County on Sunday

Contra Costa County is joining other Bay Area counties in implementing California's new regional 'stay home' order effective Sunday, even though the region hasn't...
Thupten Donyo, the Buddhist monk who founded the Gyuto Foundation,

An enlightening discovery on the Richmond Bay Trail

By Mike Kinney I always knew walking along Richmond’s scenic shoreline can be a spiritual experience – it certainly was for me recently. This past summer,...