The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony for Historic Alameda High School, 2200 Central Ave., taking place today, Thursday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. The ceremony will both mark the completion of the two-year seismic retrofit and restoration project and welcome students back to the iconic buildings after some 40 years.

Some colleges, especially private schools, require an essay as part of the admissions process for college freshmen. That essay may also help when it comes to paying for college, according to Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Essays let schools learn more about students by giving them a chance to set themselves apart from other applicants. Generally, the more exclusive the college, the more important the essay may be in admissions and financial aid decisions.

Starting in August, the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD), in partnership with the 1Million Project Foundation, will provide free wireless devices and high-speed wireless Internet service to high school students who aren’t able to access the Internet at home. The Internet hot spots are being provided through a grant from the foundation, whose mission is to help one million high school students get the digital tools they need to complete their homework.

The Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) voted Tuesday, June 25, 4-0 (with one trustee absent) to appoint Pasquale Scuderi as superintendent. Scuderi will step in as superintendent on Monday, July 8.

At its June 11 public meeting, the Board of Education for the Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) approved a resolution to name the district office after Nielsen Tam, a former Board of Education member who died in 2015.