Thursday, January 21, 2021

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.

Annual Verde fundraiser a success despite pandemic

Annual Verde fundraiser a success despite pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia’s 22nd annual fundraising drive for Verde Elementary School in North Richmond proved successful despite the pandemic. Mostly individual donors rallied to raise more than $3,000 to purchase...
Nystrom Elementary penny drive raises $1,900 for homeless

Nystrom Elementary penny drive raises $1,900 for homeless

By Mike Kinney A Richmond elementary school's penny drive raised $1,900 for a local homeless shelter and services program. On Tuesday, Rachel Porzig, vice principal at Nystrom Elementary at 230 Harbour Way South, and the Rev....
‘Finance U’ events to give the 411 on financial aid and more

‘Finance U’ events to give the 411 on financial aid and more

By Kathy Chouteau Travis Credit Union is launching two interactive, virtual events in December to help educate youth about financial aid opportunities for postsecondary education, selecting a school and prepping for campus life and admissions....
Chevron-museum collab takes students on a ‘Virtual Field Trip’ through history

Richmond museum takes students on virtual field trip through history

By Kathy Chouteau From Ohlone Native American life more than 200 years ago, to the Gold Rush, to 1960s social unrest and more—local students are learning about the rich culture of our region courtesy of...
Ed Fund seeks nominations for Teaching Excellence Award

Ed Fund seeks nominations for Teaching Excellence Award

By Kathy Chouteau Do you have a special teacher in your life who has upheld their commitment to excellence amid the challenging shift to distance learning? Now through Jan. 1, you can nominate your favorite...
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...
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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,...

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A TikTok post featuring a popular Richmond principal dancing while on a Zoom call with young students had amassed over 726,000 plays, nearly 120,000...
575 street sweeping signs proposed for Richmond neighborhoods

Richmond council votes to suspend street sweeping citations, consider voluntary program

Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to suspend ticketing for street sweeping violations during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period, and to consider modifying the program...
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...