Richmond’s Stege Elementary is on track for a redesign by the fall of 2020 to improve learning for its mostly black and Latino students. The school is slated to get new curriculums and teaching strategies.
Stege Elementary in Richmond was primed to reinvent itself from one of California's lowest performing schools to one that helped its black and Latino students achieve academically. Instead, the school faces teacher layoffs.
More than half a million students live in California’s rural areas. The challenges they face at home often spill over to school: chronic absenteeism, lack of college preparation and college isolation, and limited access to technology.