Thanks to the return of Cal students and growing university enrollment, Berkeley’s population is recovering but it’s still below pre-pandemic levels.
Senior Gavin Trotmore is one of 20 students nationwide to be honored with a Presidential Arts Award. His teacher, Miriam Stahl, is also being honored.
The court will review a lower court’s decision blocking UC Berkeley from building housing on the historic park.
A graffiti complaint prompted the city to cover up the mural that helped inspire the City Council to pursue reparations in Berkeley. The neighbors who created the mural are considering next steps.
The nonprofit has helped hundreds of low-income BUSD students get into college, but it says this will be its last year unless it gets more money.
We visited a Berkeley Unified transitional kindergarten classroom last year to learn more about the expanding program.
Spending on special education has increased 30% in Berkeley Unified over four years.
A 15- to 20-member task force, convened by the superintendent, held its first meeting last month as it explores giving cash payments to students with enslaved ancestors.
The university hopes to build up to 2,700 more beds in Southside by 2025 or 2026, though the actual number of beds has not been determined yet.
After months of research, students proposed new ideas to help BUSD meet sustainability goals, from a rainwater collection system to a green job fair.
College officials said the program increased enrollment and cost BCC far less than expected. All Peralta community colleges will again be free next fall.
Hemphill served from 2006 to 2018 and was known for her advocacy for Black students and for growing the district’s career and technical education program.