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West County Lego Robotics inspires students’ passion for STEM

West County Lego Robotics inspires students’ passion for STEM

By  Kathy Chouteau They call him “Mr. M” and he knows a thing or two about inspiring a passion for STEM learning in Richmond students. Peter Margolis, a retired Silicon Valley teacher and San Pablo resident,...
WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matthew Duffy recently released this update about how the school district is addressing a $47.8 million budget deficit. Matthew Duffy As we get ready for the much anticipated President...
Richmond school will be renamed after former First Lady Michelle Obama

Richmond school will be renamed after former First Lady Michelle Obama

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s Wilson Elementary will be renamed after former First Lady Michelle Obama, after the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) voted unanimously in favor of the change on Wednesday. It's the first...
WCCUSD and union release joint statement on budget cuts

WCCUSD and unions release joint statement on budget cuts

In a joint statement, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and its employee unions said they aim to work together to limit cuts to classrooms, particularly at the highest need schools, as...
WCCUSD Board to consider naming Richmond school after Michelle Obama

WCCUSD Board to consider naming Richmond school after Michelle Obama

An ad hoc committee has recommended that the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education rename Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Richmond after First Lady Michelle Obama. The recommendation comes after two...
518 East Bay girls gather for Richmond STEM summit

Over 500 East Bay girls gather for Richmond STEM summit

By Kathy Chouteau Girl power was on full display in Richmond today. Over 500 young women from East Bay high schools gathered at a daylong summit at Richmond Memorial Auditorium to learn about STEM careers...
Contra Costa College event aims to connect undocumented students to resources

Contra Costa College to host resource fair for undocumented students

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa College is inviting undocumented students to a free resource conference on Saturday, Feb. 22. Hosted by the Dreamers Alliance of Contra Costa College, the “Empowering the Dream: Heal, Rise & Lead...
The Presidential Primary Election is set for March 3, 2020.

Op-Ed: Vote yes on Measure R

This Op-Ed by the Yes on Measure R campaign was signed by Consuelo Lara, West Contra Costa Trustee; Leslie Reckler, President Bayside Council PTA’s; Jose De Leon, Principal Richmond High School; and Demetrio Gonzalez,...
The Presidential Primary Election is set for March 3, 2020.

Op-Ed: Vote no on Measure R

The following is an Op-Ed by Ben Steinberg of the "No on Measure R" campaign. To view an Op-Ed that advocates in favor of Measure R, click here. Also, click the Contra Costa County...
WCCUSD and union release joint statement on budget cuts

WCCUSD Superintendent posts update on budget deficit

By Matthew Duffy, West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent As our secondary schools begin the second semester of the school year, we are still deeply involved in trying to navigate our current budget challenge....

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WCCUSD superintendent addresses 'painful' decision impacting nearly 300 employees

WCCUSD supe addresses ‘painful’ decision on nearly 300 employees

The West Contra Costa Unified School District superintendent issued the following statement to the school district community following the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. By...
Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren't waiting to make a difference

Chevron Black Employee Network scholarship recipients aren’t waiting to make a difference

Shreejal Luitel isn’t just hoping for greater minority representation in the tech industry. The senior at Middle College High is already moving the needle...
Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

Richmond honors Jerrold Hatchett for retirement, community service

By Kathy Chouteau Richmond’s “godfather” was honored with a proclamation from the City Council on Tuesday for his decades of community service and his recent...