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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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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.
April 17, 2020
Many parents have questions about how to take on the role of educating their children during school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic
April 16, 2020
Berkeley Unified and Oakland Unified tighten up cyber security after a Berkeley Zoombombing intrusion and Oakland posts access codes online.
April 9, 2020
The governor issued an executive order allowing virtual meetings, as long as the public has access.
April 3, 2020
State gets federal waiver allowing schools to continue providing meals if they close due to coronavirus.
March 11, 2020
Oakland school board votes $18.8 million in cuts, up to 100 layoffs; hears pleas to cut police force
The board voted to lay off about 100 workers to close its 2020-21 budget deficit, may consider eliminating its police force in the future.