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Published on March 17th, 2021
Eagle Scouts and Angora goats tend Campolindo Garden
A small patch of land between Campolindo High School's stadium and parking lot has been designated the Campolindo Garden for nearly nine years. Surrounded by a fence, the garden currently contains a small bed of flowers along with six beds of beans, cabbage, broccoli, ...By Vera Kochan

Published on March 3rd, 2021
Acalanes and Miramonte Mock Trial teams take second and third in academic event
Eighteen teams from 19 Contra Costa County high schools competed in the annual Mock Trial competition, with California High beating Acalanes Feb. 16, taking the championship in the final round of Mock Trials. The match was judged and scored by former judge and current ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance

Published on March 3rd, 2021
Marking time
Moraga mom Cathy Harris chronicled a return to the classroom for her sons - fifth-grader Bodhi Harris, who attends Los Perales Elementary, and Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School sixth-grader Riley Harris - with plaques marking the number of days since the beginning of ...By Jennifer Wake

Published on March 3rd, 2021
High schools moving toward hybrid opening in mid-March
If the downward trend in the number of new ...By Sophie Braccini

Published on February 17th, 2021
Hastened by COVID, a test optional experiment is underway in college admission
The movement toward optional use of standardized tests dates back to 1969 when Bowdoin College in Maine ended testing requirements. Since then, hundreds of colleges have moved in the same direction. This year, as the coronavirus interrupted SAT and ACT exam schedules, ...By Elizabeth LaScala

Published on February 17th, 2021
Education foundation donations critical for high school student wellness during pandemic
Wellness Centers on high school campuses are a powerful investment in the health and academic potential of students, and are especially critical during this unpredictable, stressful time. Distance learning and the accompanying isolation has exacerbated mental health ...By Jenn Freedman

Published on February 17th, 2021
Lafayette school district approves racial equity policy
Lafayette School District has unanimously ...By Pippa Fisher

Published on February 17th, 2021
Elementary students make slow return to classrooms
After 11 long months, meeting after meeting, survey upon survey, plans and schedules developed and revised, guidelines given then changed, and opening dates aborted, it's finally a reality. Lamorinda schools are open for TK (transitional kindergarten) through sixth ...By Diane Claytor

Published on February 3rd, 2021
ACA Strong!
There was plenty of school spirit on full display in front of Acalanes High School in the evenings from Jan. 29-31, with bright lights and music to boost spirits and community pride. The drive-through lights display, organized and put on by cohorts of class officers ...By Pippa Fisher

Published on February 3rd, 2021
Districts move quickly to enable schools to reopen ASAP
Even as it protested against new requirements imposed by the governor on schools to reopen, the Orinda Union School District moved swiftly to comply. Moraga and Lafayette school districts did the same, holding several special meetings, with superintendents completing ...By Sora O'Doherty

Published on January 20, 2021
Legal professionals needed for Contra Costa County High School Mock Trial
Bay Area soon-to-be, practicing, and retired ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance

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