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Posted inSchools

Parents, students rally for more inclusive schools

Parents, students and community members held a rally at this week’s Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education meeting to urge board members to provide a more inclusive district for students of color and with disabilities. Announced by the faith-based activist group Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action (BOCA), the rally was led by education groups Parents of […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley pastor under fire hopes for calm after protests

Two weeks after more than 100 people protested against Reverend John Direen outside St. Joseph The Worker Church while he conducted mass inside, Direen disputed many of the accusations leveled against him in an interview with Berkeleyside. While Direen acknowledged he has made some unpopular moves —  including closing meeting spaces and laying off staff — […]