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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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Nine district parents and teachers say police injured them during an Oct. 23 board meeting where they were protesting school closures.
November 26, 2019
The district measure will appear on the March ballot with a statewide construction bond measure that could provide matching funds to many districts.
November 22, 2019
Activists against school closures are targeting for recall Oakland Unified school board member Jody London, who voted in favor of school closures.
November 22, 2019
West Contra Costa Unified school board agrees to keep superintendent at the helm while searching for ways to bridge $48 million budget gap.
November 19, 2019
A $48 million budget deficit is threatening the job of Superintendent Matthew Duffy. A special school board meeting on Friday is expected to focus on possible termination of his contract.
November 15, 2019
The Oakland Unified school board closed its meeting to the public a second time after protesters turned out in force.
November 14, 2019
No protesters showed up, prompting some critics to allege the board violated open meeting laws in its attempt to prevent disruptions.
November 8, 2019
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.
November 4, 2019
Bay Area district saved some tutor positions at reduced hours after critics said eliminating the positions would hurt the neediest students.
October 21, 2019
A dispute over district plans to merge two schools continues amid a district announcement that it will allow affected students to go to other schools.
October 11, 2019
Author won support to set middle schools to start no earlier than 8 a.m. and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m.
September 14, 2019
Board agrees to close two schools and merge them with two others, expand another school, and invest in redesigning an elementary school.
September 12, 2019
Move follows formal complaints by two former teachers alleging students at Castlemont High were given credit for work not completed.
September 6, 2019
Oakland Unified School board expects to vote on second round of school closures, consolidations and expansions on Sept. 11.
August 30, 2019
Board will review complete draft responses Sept. 11 and must submit final responses to findings and recommendations by Sept. 19.