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Schools

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You May Not Be Winning Lottery, But Apparently Schools Are

You May Not Be Winning Lottery, But Apparently Schools Are

Lottery officials report $20 million more than the previous year may be sent to California schools.
Golden Eagle Released in East Bay Park After 8 Months of Rehab

Golden Eagle Released in East Bay Park After 8 Months of Rehab

The eagle was suffering from an infestation of mites that left the bird covered in severe lesions and without plumage on its head, belly and legs.
One Week Left for Schoolkids' Mt. Diablo Photo Contest

One Week Left for Schoolkids' Mt. Diablo Photo Contest

All photographs due by April 30. Grand prize $1,000 Apple gift card.
Mt. Diablo School District Meets Monday with City of Martinez

Mt. Diablo School District Meets Monday with City of Martinez

The special session begins at 6:30 p.m.
Fundraising Dinner Set for Walnut Creek Debate Stars

Fundraising Dinner Set for Walnut Creek Debate Stars

Several local kids will be competing at the national level in Chicago. The fundraiser in April will hopefully help defray their travel costs.
Northgate in Top 4 of Contra Costa County’s High School Mock Trial Championships

Northgate in Top 4 of Contra Costa County’s High School Mock Trial Championships

The annual event is coordinated by the Contra Costa County Office of Education
Acalanes Board Moves Ahead With Parcel Tax Election

Acalanes Board Moves Ahead With Parcel Tax Election

The board will take a final vote Thursday morning on a ballot measure to extend the current $112 per parcel tax indefinitely
Olympian Brings Golden Message To Young Students

Olympian Brings Golden Message To Young Students

2012 Olympic synchronized swimmer Mariya Koroleva tells third graders to work hard, be courageous and never give up
Parkmead Neighborhood Activists Request For Stop Sign Is Denied

Parkmead Neighborhood Activists Request For Stop Sign Is Denied

Parents of Parkmead Elementary School students have been asking the county to put a stop sign along a dangerous curve on Newell Avenue
Northgate High Breaks Ground On New Aquatics Center

Northgate High Breaks Ground On New Aquatics Center

The $8 million center will have a pool, sports medicine facility and classroom
Jon-Michael Johnson Selected As Walnut Creek School Board President

Jon-Michael Johnson Selected As Walnut Creek School Board President

The first-term trustee will oversee the school board in 2014
Slow Down! Parents Sending Message To Newell Avenue Drivers

Slow Down! Parents Sending Message To Newell Avenue Drivers

Parkmead Elementary School parents say it's dangerous to walk their children to class
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
The Custodian Is The Rock Star At This School

The Custodian Is The Rock Star At This School

Dick Weyand has been an institution for two decades at Parkmead Elementary School in Walnut Creek
Northgate High Pool Project Gets Final Approval From District

Northgate High Pool Project Gets Final Approval From District

Mt. Diablo board of education unanimously the aquatic center plan at its meeting Wednesday night
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.