The West Contra Costa Unified School District has embarked on an 18-month plan to redesign a struggling East Bay school. Will it succeed?
Oakland, Richmond, Capitola and San Joaquin County all have measures on the November ballot to fund early childhood education.
District leaders hope state committee reviewing charter school laws will look at grounds for revoking charters and financial impact on districts.
California housing programs help teachers and other school staffers who meet income limits to purchase homes. Assistance includes down payment and closing costs.
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.
On National Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools, city violence also weighs heavily on Bay Area educators and community.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.