Families, the district and teachers have made their views known about getting back on campuses. We asked high-school students what they think.
Berkeley High School
As Berkeley teachers get vaccinated, they reflect on returning to classrooms
Teachers are looking forward to seeing students again, but there are safety concerns and the rhetoric of the reopening debate has taken its toll.
Glenn Burke, an ‘extravagantly gifted’ baseball player, paid a price for being gay
Burke, who went to Berkeley High, played for the Oakland A’s and the Dodgers, who offered him $75,000 to marry a woman.
Women’s Student Union at Berkeley High sues Dept. of Ed to overturn Trump-era sexual misconduct rules
The students hope that the lawsuit, if successful, could pave the way for more safeguards for survivors in the future.
‘State of Black Berkeley’ points to challenges, new and old, for Black residents
Activists gathered to discuss economic and racial inequality, reparations, police violence – and to celebrate accomplishments.
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.
A Berkeley High student lost his yearbook in 1979. 42 years later, it turned up
Jim Manheimer was reunited with his yearbook, which had been at the Berkeley Public Library, after the Wall Street Journal ran an article on the origins of the word “hella.”
January is the earliest Berkeley middle, high schoolers could return to campus
With BUSD’s phased reopening plan, middle and high schools are not likely to reopen before elementary campuses.
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.
Teens step up to work at the polls as COVID-19 drives older workers away
It’s National Poll Worker Recruitment Day and one Berkeley High student hopes to recruit other youth to join her in becoming a poll worker.
School notebook: ‘Not-so-dire’ budget cuts, re-envisioning school policing, a fire at BUSD, Oxford renovations, grab-and-go meals
Berkeley school news — in brief.
Renovations underway at historic Berkeley Community Theatre
The $45 million project, scheduled to be completed in summer 2022, will redo the 3,500-seat community theater and the Florence Schwimley Little Theatre.