Witnesses described smoke billowing from the building and people hanging out of windows on the second floor.
Students and faculty are rallying against class cuts at a time when enrollment has fallen steeply but state funding still flows at pre-pandemic levels.
This is the second lawsuit since 2019 to describe a culture of sexual harassment and unequal treatment in Berkeley High’s custodial department.
Police located the person and said the individual is not a continued threat to the campus.
In a letter to the school community, Principal Juan Raygoza said he was “heartbroken.” All-day counseling will be available to students.
Parents shared thoughts on vaccination and testing as the school board decided whether to lobby the state legislature over two bills.
Quinn Dombrowski co-founded an emergency data rescue organization. Now, the tech wiz is teaching kids to archive Ukrainian cultural websites.
Families with medically vulnerable students or relatives are fighting to save the Virtual Academy program, launched last fall.
Led by Tanisha Walton and UC Berkeley student Skylynn Hayes, Black Girls United is in its first year. The duo hope to expand to more schools.
Berkeleyside analyzed district data to break down how state and federal COVID-19 relief money was spent.
The annual purple blooms are back, leaving Berkeleyans feeling woozy for wisteria.
A former student had sued the Berkeley school district for negligence after she said she was assaulted in a classroom three years ago.
Aaron Goldstein has been peering over fences to admire the area’s remaining windmill-topped water towers, vestiges of an era before municipal water. Now he’s writing a book.
It’s part staff parking garage and part replacement for a South Berkeley operations building that closed in December after the district determined it was structurally and environmentally unsafe.
A private legal memo — inadvertently posted on a school board meeting agenda — advised the board on the legal risks of keeping its at-large election system.
One week into the rule change, Berkeley kids have mostly opted to keep masks on indoors.