On National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, city violence also weighs heavily on Bay Area educators and community.
West Contra Costa Unified hopes partnership will help it to recruit and retain teachers.
Oakland Unified junior says protecting undocumented students and their families from deportation is the most important issue to her.
Lawsuit asks the court to order West Contra Costa Unified to seek a State Board of Education waiver to bypass an election so new boundaries could take effect in November.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.
Oakland Unified is one of 28 districts that could face state intervention if at least three student subgroups don't improve in the next two years.
In response to warnings of potential ICE raids, Oakland reiterates support for undocumented immigrant families.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.