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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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Bond measure to be placed on the Nov. 3 ballot would cover one-fifth of the $3.4 billion need identified in a Facilities Master Plan.
July 1, 2020
As California families, teachers and administrators embrace distance learning, EdSource provides the latest information on the many changes underway.
June 26, 2020
Board agreed to disband entire internal police department by end of the year and form a committee to come up with an alternative safety plan.
June 25, 2020
Three-year agreement requires monitoring of Title IX compliance to ensure gender equity in district sports opportunities at all grade levels.
June 24, 2020
Oakland Unified leaders signal support for eliminating district police, West Contra Costa Unified terminates contracts with city police.
June 11, 2020
Oakland Unified board to consider eliminating district police force, West Contra Costa Unified teachers urge board to rid police on campuses.
June 10, 2020
Researchers found 61 of 100 districts nationwide plan to offer summer school, but many are not expanding programs or trying new things.
June 5, 2020
State Board of Education President, Oakland Unified Superintendent and Hoover Institute fellow discuss inequities among returning students.
June 3, 2020
Pandemic exposed the digital divide and the needs of students in crisis, leaders said, adding that more teacher training is also necessary.
May 29, 2020
District reaches out to families through wellness checks, changes grading and graduation requirements, provides some technology to seniors.
May 28, 2020
Donation brings total funding to $12 million to purchase devices and internet access for students to help provide distance learning.
May 18, 2020
Oakland Unified school board temporarily waives its 2.0 GPA and senior project grad requirements during emergencies such as school closures.
May 14, 2020
With schools urged to provide more distance between students, it is ill-advised to crowd more students into merged campuses, advocates say.
May 8, 2020
Contract through June 2023 would make Kyla Johnson-Trammell the district's longest-tenured superintendent in decades with six years in post.
April 24, 2020
Educators and community members in Oakland Unified and West Contra Costa Unified have established several fundraisers and other campaigns.