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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.

WCCUSD: teachers to receive 15 percent pay increase from 2018 to 2020

WCCUSD: teachers to receive 15 percent pay increase through 2020

All West Contra Costa Unified School District employees will receive salary increases of at least 10 percent by the 2020-21 school year after the Board of Education approved agreements Wednesday that will cost the...

Free financial literacy seminar for youth, adults set for Richmond Memorial Auditorium

Richmond-area families are encouraged to attend the Financial Literacy Workshop on Saturday, June 23. Social Progress Inc. is hosting the free seminar at the Richmond Memorial Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshops are offered...
Richmond police to hold gun buyback event this Saturday

Free Richmond summer program teaches young people to code

Young adults from ages 16 through 24 are encouraged to join a free summer program that will teach them how to code. The program by the city of Richmond's ServiceWorks provides "access to leadership and...
Young people invited to free financial bootcamp, 'Mad City Money'

Young people invited to free financial bootcamp, ‘Mad City Money’

Local young people ages 14 to 24 are encouraged to take part in Travis Credit Union's free annual Mad City Money Young Adult Financial Boot Camp, where they will participate in a fun activity...
WCCUSD summer food service program for kids starts Monday

WCCUSD summer food service program starts Monday

With the aim of ensuring low-income students continue to have access to nutritional meals while schools are closed during summer, the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) said its Summer Food Service Program...
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DeJean Middle School Band takes first place at annual Six Flags festival

The local school district is singing the praises of this musical Richmond middle school. Last month, the Lovonya DeJean Middle School Concert Band won first place at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Music in the...
100-percent of this Richmond school's graduates headed to college

100-percent of this Richmond school’s graduates headed to college

Of the 68 high school seniors graduating from Making Waves Academy in Richmond this Thursday, all are headed to college, the school has announced. Ninety-six-percent of seniors the school at 4123 Lakeside Drive will graduate...
County libraries serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens this summer

County libraries serving free, healthy lunches to kids and teens this summer

The Contra Costa County Library announced Monday it will serve free lunches to youth ages 18 and under at nine library locations this summer. County Librarian Melinda Cervantes said the Lunch at the Library program...
Local students use $500 grants to improve schools for 4th annual Potential Project

Local students use $500 grants to improve schools for 4th annual Potential Project

For a fourth straight year, West Contra Costa Unified students exhibited their potential to create change in their schools as part of the Potential Project. This year, students from seven schools and one nonprofit organization...
Wilson Elementary's move to Portola Middle temp campus delayed

Meeting set for Thursday to discuss Wilson Elementary campus rehab

Residents are encouraged to attend a meeting on Thursday to view plans and provide input into the rehabilitation of the Wilson Elementary campus, and also to receive an update on the school’s move to...

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Local girls and Chevron Richmond mentors team up to make ice cream

Here's one thing that will inspire anyone to want to be a scientist: learning to make ice cream. Eighteen members of Girls Inc. of West...
Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

Richmond rapper celebrates birthday by holding school backpack drive

An emerging 13-year-old rap artist from Richmond decided to celebrate his birthday last weekend by giving back to his community. One5mani, known to his teachers...
Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

Programs from the Sandy Hook Promise initiative are coming to Contra Costa County middle and high schools aimed at preventing gun violence on school...