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‘3 Michaels’ talk writing, inspiration and Berkeley quirks

Michael Lewis, Michael Pollan, Michael Chabon, and moderator Sedge Thomson on stage at Berkeleyside’s “The Three Michaels: A Berkeley Conversation,” at Berkeley Rep, Monday Dec. 10, 2012. Photo: Pete Rosos In an evening designed to focus on the “Berkeleyishness” of Berkeley, and raise money for a great cause, three of the city’s most renowned Michaels […]

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Berkeley’s Education Foundation announces latest grants

BPEF awarded a $7,000 grant last year to buy 20 high-quality microscopes for King Middle School. Photo: Berkeley Public Education Foundation More than 400 Berkeley public school teachers have received nearly $200,000 in grants from the Berkeley Public Education Foundation for 2012-13, the organization announced on Thursday Dec 6. The foundation will celebrate teachers Friday […]

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Why most Berkeley 9th-graders aren’t actually failing PE

District officials say after-school sports can count toward PE credits, but also make it hard to administer state fitness exams to all the requisite students, especially at the ninth-grade level. Photo: Berkeley Unified School District A recent state report that includes fitness test results for Berkeley students in three grades shows the district’s ninth-graders falling […]