Berkeley High School graduation June 14, 2013 at the Greek Theater. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
Berkeley High School graduation June 14, 2013 at the Greek Theater. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

This week marks the end of the school year and Berkeleyside ran many school-related stories. Probably the most uplifting was an article on how B-Tech principal Sheila Quintana turned around the dismal graduation rate. Two years ago only seven out of 60 seniors graduated while in 2013, 62 students out of a class of 73 seniors graduated. Quintana said it is not good enough: “I want all 73 seniors graduating.”

We also ran an article on Janet Huseby, who as outreach and volunteer coordinator for Berkeley High has been one of the most public faces of the school. She is stepping back from that position to focus on helping with college essays. In other news, Willard Middle School is getting a new principal, Debbie Dean, and the bodies of two chicks stolen from an outdoor chicken coop at Rosa Parks Elementary School were discovered buried on campus.

As for comment generators, John Seal’s review of the pro-nuclear power documentary Pandora’s Promise got numerous comments as did an article on changing parking policies in Berkeley.

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