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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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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.
August 22, 2019
DonorsChoose.org matches donors, foundations and businesses to teachers throughout the country to provide supplies and other needed resources.
August 5, 2019
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.