Alameda County schools will not reopen this year; students to attend virtual classrooms

The academic school year in Alameda County will continue at home, not in the physical classroom. Alameda County Superintendent Karen Monroe said Tuesday that public schools will not reopen for the remainder of the current school year due to the covid-19 pandemic. “We must ensure that we continue to do all we can to support … Continue reading Alameda County schools will not reopen this year; students to attend virtual classrooms

Charter school PAC backed by Walmart heirs is dominating two Alameda County Board of Ed races

Each of the five total candidates in a pair of Alameda County Board of Educations races on the March primary ballot have small to non-existent campaigns of their own. But voters in Alameda's Area 2 and in Hayward's Area 5 know these races are being fought in their mailboxes by way of tens of thousands … Continue reading Charter school PAC backed by Walmart heirs is dominating two Alameda County Board of Ed races

Márquez, Zermeño back charter school candidate for county Board of Education

UPDATE - After talking to, Hayward councilmembers rescind support for charter school canddiate. A surprising number of elected officials on the Hayward City Council and Hayward school board are backing a candidate for the open Alameda County Board of Education seat who is likely to be heavily financed by proponents of charter schools. Two charter … Continue reading Márquez, Zermeño back charter school candidate for county Board of Education

Stalker! Fired Hayward superintendent attended school board candidates forum

HAYWARD | Hayward School Board Trustee Luis Reynoso says his eyesight isn't so good in poorly-lit room, so during a candidate's forum Wednesday night he quietly turned to an opponent seated next to him and asked if that was indeed recently fired Superintendent Stan "Data" Dobbs seated in the audience. School board candidate Wynn Grcich … Continue reading Stalker! Fired Hayward superintendent attended school board candidates forum

Khanna mailer on leaders making ‘switch’ from Honda erroneously switched titles

A mailer sent by Ro Khanna to CA17 voterslast week contained a few errors. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Newark school board member Nancy Thomas will be surprised to know she is now the vice president of the Alameda County Board of Education. Except she’s not.Ro Khanna’s campaign, for months, has trumpeted a slowly growing list … Continue reading Khanna mailer on leaders making ‘switch’ from Honda erroneously switched titles

Holding office in Alameda County: It’s a good gig, if you can get it

Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern isrunning unopposed this June.PHOTO/Shane BondALAMEDA COUNTY | Patrick O'Connell — like most Alameda County politicians — has run unopposed each time he's been up for reelection to his longtime post as county controller/auditor/clerk recorder. And most East Bay political observers expected him to once again run unchallenged this year. But … Continue reading Holding office in Alameda County: It’s a good gig, if you can get it

Sheila Jordan’s Legacy Poses a Challenge for her Hand-Picked Successor

Candidates to replace retiring Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Sheila Jordan at a forum Wednesday in Hayward. Left to right, Jeff Bowser, Helen Foster, Karen Monroe and Ursula Reed. PHOTO/Steven TavaresCAMPAIGN 2014 | ALCO SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS |There has long been a sense the queen of Alameda County education, Sheila Jordan, has become unresponsive to … Continue reading Sheila Jordan’s Legacy Poses a Challenge for her Hand-Picked Successor

Despite Past Turmoil, Armas Remains On Hayward’s Redevelopment Successor Agency

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | Hayward's disgraced former school board President Jesus Armas chose not to run for re-election last year following reports of an affair with a former board member, however, Armas still remains as the school district’s representative on the Hayward Successor Agency Oversight Board (HSAOB) despite no longer being a school district trustee.Since he stepped … Continue reading Despite Past Turmoil, Armas Remains On Hayward’s Redevelopment Successor Agency

San Leandro Councilwoman To Run For Alameda County School Superintendent

San Leandro Councilmember Ursula ReedSAN LEANDRO | Two-term San Leandro Councilwoman Ursula Reed says she intends to run for Alameda County superintendent of schools in 2014.The current holder of the seat since 1999, Sheila Jordan, is eyeing retirement in two years, making Reed the first potential candidate to replace her. Reed, who won election to the … Continue reading San Leandro Councilwoman To Run For Alameda County School Superintendent