The plan is a major shift from the district’s previous offer of hybrid learning for all students, and comes after months of negotiations between the school district and its union.
Ally Markovich, who covers the school beat for Berkeleyside, is a former high school English teacher. Her work has appeared in The Oaklandside, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Washington Post, among other publications. You can spot her running on the trails in Tilden Park.
Why are some schools open and others closed? We look into 5 different school districts
Berkeley schools are closed. Piedmont’s are open. What gives?
BUSD takes step toward building affordable housing for teachers, staff
The plan is to build about 110 units for teachers and staff in the parking lot of the Adult School.
Berkeley Unified announces tentative plan to return to hybrid learning this spring
The union needs to ratify the agreement and teachers need to be vaccinated, but more in-person instruction could ramp up by late-March to mid-April.
Berkeley Unified is now offering free Wi-Fi for families. Here’s what you need to know.
The school district is pairing up with Sonic to provide free internet access during remote learning.
Protesters tear down fences at Berkeley rally to save People’s Park
With echoes of People’s Park’s legacy of resistance, protesters reacted Friday to UC Berkeley taking the first steps towards developing the land for student housing.
Special ed in the age of COVID-19: ‘The school bus for distance learning came. But it didn’t have a ramp.’
Berkeley Unified has reduced special education services during distance learning. Some parents say this violates federal law.
Berkeley diners, restaurant workers react to the latest outdoor dining ban
Alameda County restaurants have been ordered to close outdoor dining for the third time this year. Diners and restaurant workers are frustrated, resigned, but also understanding.
Enrollment is down 5% at Berkeley Unified as some parents make other plans
Fed up with distance learning, a few families are finding alternative ways to educate their children.
Berkeley’s next hyper-local news outlet is here, and it’s made by kids
These kids are delivering good news and fostering community in the “DelCalMcGee” neighborhood just when people need it most.
‘It was very sudden’: Berkeley locals talk about losing their jobs due to COVID-19
Young and old, from all walks of life, nine people — including a rabbi, a sound engineer and a student — share how they are coping since being made unemployed.
South Berkeley creative studio has become a community hub and protest sign-making machine
RogueMark Studios’ Abby VanMuijen hopes gatherings that grew organically signal a new era for the business, one that’s driven by relationships with Berkeley neighbors.