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Sale of Adams Middle School campus to Caliber Schools nixed

Caliber Schools will not be moving into the Adams Middle School campus in East Richmond Heights, after the school district's board on Wednesday decided against moving forward with the sale of the long-vacant property...
Some WCCUSD parents to get 'extra credit' for graduating from Parent University program

Local students encouraged to apply for community impact grants

The Tutor Corps Foundation is encouraging local students to apply for grants to carry out projects that have a sustainable impact in their community. The Community Service Grants support innovative student community service projects with...

Richmond Art Center to bring chamber music to local youth

Local students will attend three educational concerts at the Richmond Art Center over the next two months as part of a grant-funded program. The Art Center has partnered with the award-winning Del Sol String Quartet...

350 kids in San Pablo get backpacks and school supplies from Family Giving Tree

The first day of the new school year can be intimidating, says San Pablo Mayor Rich Kinney, but equipping students with all the school supplies they need "is a great confidence boost." On Thursday, the...

Free ‘fingerprinting parties’ set for prospective WCCUSD volunteers

Here's how to give someone the finger in a helpful way. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is hosting four free "fingerprinting parties" for prospective volunteers in the coming weekends. The events are a...
Supervisor Gioia reports on Contra Costa College president search, Richmond Promise deadline

Local students urged to sign up for college financial aid early

With the application period for federal financial aid forms opening in October rather than January for the first time, education advocates are aiming to guide students and their families toward completing the process early. Starting...
Sandy Hook Promise program coming to Contra Costa County schools

WCCUSD superintendent: Test score gains ‘coming too slowly’

While West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) students made small gains in state-mandated assessment tests, new superintendent Matthew Duffy believes those gains are "coming to slowly." On Wednesday, the district addressed results from the...

Nystrom Elementary students enter modernized, expanded campus

This week, Nystrom Elementary School students started the new year inside a modernized and expanded campus at 230 Harbour Way South. To mark the milestone Monday, the architectural firm behind the construction, Interactive Resources, offered...
Four WCCUSD football teams qualify for NCS playoffs

Local HS football teams prepare for first game of season Friday and Saturday

Local fans of high school football probably already know the first games of the season are coming this Friday and Saturday. As the schedule from the West Contra Costa Unified School District shows, Kennedy High...

Caliber hopes to open new Richmond HS in 2017

Caliber Schools, which runs nonprofit public charter schools in Richmond and Vallejo, filed a charter petition with the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) on Thursday to open a high school serving graduates...

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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...