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SRVUSD’s Hybrid Learning Model: a Q&A with a district official

SRVUSD will implement its new hybrid learning model beginning January 2021.
November 10, 2020

Beginning second semester, students in SRVUSD will have the option to return to in-person school with a new hybrid model or stay remote full-time. We conducted an interview with SRVUSD Communications Specialist...

Tribune handy guide to ballot propositions

Sample ballots are included in the Contra Costa County Voter Information Guide, and they are a great place to read over all propositions before voting.
October 30, 2020

What are ballot propositions?    Ballot propositions, also known as ballot measures, are laws, issues or questions that appear on a state or local ballot. In order to change a state constitution,...

COVID-19: Contra Costa County moves into the orange tier

The requirements for California's tier system that describes COVID risk.
October 30, 2020

On Oct. 27, California moved Contra Costa County to the orange tier from the red tier, moving the county from a “substantial” COVID risk spread to a “moderate” risk spread. According to the...

A snapshot of the unheard experiences and stories of Black students in SRVUSD

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, experiences of Black students in SRVUSD often go unheard.
October 25, 2020

TW: This article contains mentions of rape, sexual assault, and abuse. Racism is a persistent problem all over the country, considering there is no succinct way to address it. As perfect as SRVUSD schools...

The Tribune’s Guide to the San Ramon Mayoral Candidates

Six candidates are running for the position of San Ramon Mayor.
October 23, 2020

Aparna Madireddi Favorite place to spend time in San Ramon: Forest Home Farms, Bishop Ranch Regional Preserve, Central Park On embracing diversity: Madireddi is a founding and active member of...

SRVUSD hikes up AP test registration fee by $30 for the second year

While the steep price of SRVUSD's AP exams comes off as a scam to some, the money actually goes right back to the student in the form of resources and study materials.
October 21, 2020

A myriad of changes were made to the Advanced Placement (AP) test registration process last year, including an additional $30 administration fee per test issued by the SRVUSD on top of CollegeBoard’s...

In the spirit of Halloween: celebrating a social distancing holiday

With Halloween right around the corner, Halloween businesses and events revisit plans for opening this year.
October 19, 2020

October may include carving pumpkins, dressing up and spooky stories, but this time of the year is really known for celebration, energy, and spending time with the people we care about. However, as the...

Tiana Day strives for a more equitable future

Tiana Day, wearing a mask and a shirt depicting nonprofit's logo, raises her fist in a sign of power.
October 11, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement started marches across the country, made national headlines and positively changed the political backdrop of the United States, immediately following the death of George...

Substitute teachers face the harsh consequences of online learning

Substitute teachers brace for a decrease in job opportunities as online learning continues to replace in-person education across SRVUSD
September 30, 2020

With the continuation of online learning this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, substitute teachers will likely face severe career and economic losses due to a sharp decline in job opportunities. SRVUSD...

Disproportionate discipline of Black students in SRVUSD threatens equity

The disproportionate suspension of African American students in SRVUSD suggests potential inequity
September 18, 2020

“I have been called to the office four or five times for things that I didn’t do. One time I was even threatened with suspension and I had nothing to do with it [the infraction],” Dougherty Valley...

Ravaging SCU lightning complex fire almost contained

As the SCU Complex fires are being contained, air quality in NorCal steadily declines
September 13, 2020

As of Sept. 11, the SCU lightning complex fire is now 98% contained, having affected 396,624 acres across multiple counties (Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Joaquin County,...

COVID-19 testing: taking the SAT during a pandemic

Current social distancing guidelines are requiring students to take the SAT in unprecedented conditions.
September 3, 2020

It’s 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 and my alarm goes off; it’s time for me to take the August SAT. Now, I expected my test to be canceled like pretty much everyone else’s in California. But alas,...

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