My story represents what’s at stake in finding the best superintendent. I am an undocumented student who emigrated from Honduras at the age of eight. I graduated from Richmond High School and now attend the University of California, Berkeley. While I am grateful to attend such a prestigious university, I also realize now that my high school education did not properly prepare me for college, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
We are immensely proud of these amazing educators. They were thoughtfully chosen to represent their schools and districts, and truly represent what is best about public education.
The key goal in to increase the number of kids from our district who graduate high school and go onto college and succeed there.
All students have the ability to succeed and become leaders both in their own education and in the community,
It is with great pride that I congratulate the 2016 teaching Excellence Award winners and thank them for their daily commitment to our students. They represent the dedicated and talented educators we entrust to ensure that all students are prepared for college or career when they leave our schools.
The Ed Fund, which serves public education in West County,
announced Wednesday that it has received a bequest from Ms.
Bernice Bell, who began teaching first grade in the district in 1943.
College-bound high school students gearing up to apply for financial aid will be happy to hear that help is at hand. The Ed Fund, California Cash for College and the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) are teaming up to offer free workshops to support students’ financial aid application efforts.
Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Richmond Billy Zeier said events like these are imperative to get students’ parents involved in their transition into higher education.
There are not a lot of events where students and families can get information about college. At our conference they can learn about the college process and how to pay for college.
The Ed Fund celebrated and honored the excellence of five West Contra Costa Unified School District teachers and 67 Ed Fund Scholarship winners at its 27th Annual Soaring to Excellence Celebration in April at the El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater. This year, the Ed Fund also showcased the work of its College Access Network and Out-of School Time collaborative partners by recognizing a Collaborative Partner of the Year. Student performances by two Ed Fund Arts & Music Impact Grantees, the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts and Mira Vista Elementary School Oakland Youth Chorus, were also featured.