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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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The Bay Area district is seeking donations to offset a $500,000 budget cut that originally would have eliminated 10 sports.
August 29, 2018
Amid backlash over cuts especially for girls sports, Oakland Unified restores girls’ golf, tennis and lacrosse
District scrambles to comply with Title IX requirements, seeks donations to keep other sports alive.
August 27, 2018
Bay Area district hopes city voters will approve a new bond measure in the future to pay for projects not completed through Measure J funds.
August 23, 2018
District adopts revised three-year budget after Alameda County Office of Education rejected budget adopted in June.
August 9, 2018
West Contra Costa Unified will give community committee updated information by November, according to settlement agreement.
July 24, 2018
California Department of Education official calls state's charter school laws outdated and says they are in need of revision.
July 17, 2018
Higher pay, smaller classes, housing perks in San Francisco Bay Area district’s plan to attract teachers
West Contra Costa Unified has also launched a recruiting website and added new teacher training to attract and retain educators.
July 5, 2018
Oakland Unified needs to close schools and reform fiscal practices to stay solvent, county civil grand jury concludes
Panel issues nine recommendations aimed at improving budget oversight and reducing number of schools.
June 27, 2018
Inspired by successful strikes in other states, teachers from Southern California to the Bay Area are threatening fall strikes.
June 24, 2018
A fiscal analysis by an independent agency says the district is in “financial distress.”
June 13, 2018
Districts are hoping the upcoming state budget will include financial relief such as deferred state loans, flat per-student payments, and flexibility to sell or lease surplus property.
June 7, 2018
One of two international high schools in California, the small Oakland campus offers special programs for immigrant students.
May 20, 2018
West Contra Costa Unified, which already has two K-8 schools, plans to expand three more elementary schools to K-8 starting in the fall.
April 26, 2018
Data needed so public can have a say in how the district spends state funds
April 23, 2018
On National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, city violence also weighs heavily on Bay Area educators and community.