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Theresa covers Oakland Unified and West Contra Costa Unified, among other topics. She came to EdSource from the Contra Costa Times/Bay Area News Group, where she covered regional, statewide and national education issues. She has been recognized with multiple awards for her education reporting by the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club and the California Teachers Association among others. She began her career as a producer managing children’s and other educational programming and print outreach for KQED. Theresa is an alumna of San Francisco State University where she received a B.A. degree in broadcast communications.
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Like Oakland Unified, West Contra Costa faces budget deficits and sought help from its county office of education.
July 18, 2019
De Anza High School in West Contra Costa Unified in the East Bay has seen its graduation rate rise higher than the statewide average from 2014-15 to 2017-18.
July 9, 2019
The district is hiring Luz Cazares, an experienced business official, to implement best practices and lay the groundwork for a new CFO.
July 3, 2019
Board members also wonder whether voters would approve new tax measures next year, after grand jury report blasts district for fiscal mismanagement.
June 28, 2019
Fewer students and budget woes lead the Oakland Unified School District to propose closing or merging schools amid public opposition.
June 26, 2019
A commitment to save a California school includes a groundbreaking agreement between the teachers' union and school district.
June 13, 2019
Charter school association says report, commissioned by the West Contra Costa Unified School District, is “pure propaganda.”
June 7, 2019
District is working with fiscal experts from the Alameda County Office of Education as it seeks an interim CFO to help stabilize financial practices.
May 21, 2019
West Contra Costa Unified’s superintendent and teachers’ union president work together on videos to attract families to district schools.
May 14, 2019
Oakland Unified may need $2 million more in budget cuts to give other employees same raise as teachers
Alameda County Office of Education analysis of district’s budget reveals shortfall if all unions get the same level salary increase as teachers.
April 24, 2019
Oakland Unified to receive $1.2 million from city to help reinstate cuts to Restorative Justice and Foster Youth programs, supplement library funding.
April 23, 2019
Assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would ban some inexperienced teachers from schools with a high percentage of low-income students.
April 18, 2019
Alameda County Office of Education team steps in to train district staff and help implement fiscal stability procedures as chief business officer position is eliminated.
April 4, 2019
State releases enrollment data for 2018-19, revealing five-year trends that show an increase in Latino students, but a decrease in English learners.
March 28, 2019
California school district among latest to change board elections to better reflect diversity of community
West Contra Costa Unified is one of the latest California school districts to agree to switch from at-large to by-district elections in 2020. The goal is to have the board reflect the community's diversity.