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WCCUSD Weighs Closing Crespi Amid Concerns Over Space, Costs And More Across Schools

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is considering closing the doors of Juan Crespi Middle School in El Sobrante, as enrollment drops and charter schools grow. Richmond Pulse’s Mitzi … Continue reading

March 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Students Join Picket Line Of Oakland Teachers Strike

“The Oakland teachers strike is not just about higher salaries. Teachers and their student supporters are demanding smaller class sizes, more support staff and charter school oversight.” YR Media’s Sara … Continue reading

February 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Why I’m Choosing Community College Over A UC

For the first time in 15 years, the number of freshman applicants for the UC system dropped.  YR Media’s Chris Weldon explains why he’s not applying for a four-year college. … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

A Cabrillo High School Dreamer’s Poem

A poem dedicated to all the Dreamers and to all the people who support them, written by a Dreamer from Cabrillo High School. Watch the video at VoiceWaves.

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Clinging To Hope: A High School Fights To Keep Its Doors Open

Diego Picazo is a senior at Millennium Charter High School in Salinas and he’s fighting along with his peers to keep the doors of their school open. See the full … Continue reading

February 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Education Advocates Raise Concern Of High Number Of Transfers Among Students Of Color Within KHSD

The number of students voluntarily and involuntarily transferring out of school in the Kern High School District was at the center of a community forum that included a range of … Continue reading

January 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

LAUSD Strike From A Students’ Perspective

Boyle Heights Beat’s Andrea Galdámez details the happenings and reactions of students during each day of the #LAUSD Teachers’ Strike. Read more at Boyle Heights Beat.

January 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Effectiveness of Suspending Suspensions

The “Building Healthy Communities” campaign has successfully addressed various issues in 14 distressed California communities. One of these issues was the high rates of student suspension, which correlates with dropping … Continue reading

October 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Interest In Science Was First Encouraged By A Female Teacher…Senior Year

“I nearly failed 8th grade biology. Not because I found it incredibly hard, but because I didn’t care.“ Read more at Youth Radio

September 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tensions Rise Over School District Spending Plan

Just what to do with the West Contra Costa County School District’s money stirs up passionate debate. Read more at Richmond Pulse

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

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