22-year-old Ayanna Rasheed, is on the path to success now, but it’s in spite of her time in court school, not because of it. She thinks her time in detention in San Joaquin County set her education back.
Richmond resident Juanita Towns is advocating that West Contra Costa Unified School District officials create a multicultural parent center. While it’s a bold idea, Towns believes it’s an answer to increase parental involvement and promote student success.
Black women are the most formally educated group in the United States. A 10-year study shows that as of 2009-2010, black women earn degrees at a higher rate than any single group.
Richmond’s Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP) offer students a spirit of learning and self-discovery.
On Feb. 27, 2012, I was released from prison. In June 2016, just four years later, I graduated at the top of my class from UCLA with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.
Launched in 2007, the award-winning Richmond Build Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Skills and Green Jobs Training Academy, gives Richmond residents a chance to learn new skills in construction, carpentry, solar technology and environmental remediation.
The sixth annual Richmond Book Giveaway helped distribute thousands of books to underserved kids in Richmond.
Richmond High School held its first-ever Black Graduation ceremony in May, honoring African-American students’ academic achievements and cultural heritage.
Many parents and community members showed up to express their concerns over the superintendent search and the short timeline allocated to elect a candidate by July 1. They said they were upset about the rushed timeline and lack of community engagement. They also expressed doubts about what they said were inequitable use of bond funds.
Assembly Bill 2246, introduced by California Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, who represents Long Beach, would require local school districts and schools to devise suicide prevention policies targeting high-risk students.