The move could speed up bringing kids back into classrooms if BUSD and BFT reach an agreement, but vaccines are still limited.
Berkeley Federation of Teachers
‘Masks will be ubiquitous’: BUSD officials, families talk school reopening at live forum
Sup. Brent Stephens elaborated on labor negotiations and his vision for the upcoming school year.
Too soon, or not soon enough? Pace of school reopenings divides Berkeley
Some Berkeley parents want an immediate return to campuses, but others have argued that even small reopenings could be dangerous.
Distance learning equity, student safety are critical issues for Berkeley School Board candidates
In a race with no incumbents, six candidates are running to fill two seats during an academic year upended by COVID-19.
BUSD prepares for ‘distance learning’ in fall, creating child care concerns for some families
The Berkeley School Board on Wednesday approved a general planning framework as the district gets ready for 2020-21.
Who gets to learn in Berkeley, and how, when COVID-19 has closed all schools?
Berkeley schools are undergoing identity crises as they scramble to try to keep serving all their students.
Berkeley Unified reaches agreement with teachers union for 12% raise, more
The union president called the contract proposal a “huge win” for educators.
‘Wildcat’ strike takes 150 educators, 2,500 kids out of class — union says agreement reached
Monday was a tumultuous day for Berkeley Unified.
Dozens of Berkeley High teachers say they’ll call in sick Monday over union negotiations
For the second time this month, teachers will buck union leadership and leave administrators scrambling to deal with major absences.
Some Berkeley High teachers stage an unofficial ‘wildcat’ strike
With the school district and union still struggling to reach a contract agreement, teachers stayed home to ramp up the pressure.
Teachers flood meeting, demanding raises and special-ed support
The first big teacher rally of the school year was part dance party, part protest.
Berkeley Unified might ask voters to pay a teacher tax in 2020
As the district recuperates from millions of dollars in budget cuts, officials are pondering three different ballot measures that would support the schools.