Berkeley High stopped hiring subs to cover teachers’ classes while they write letters. As teachers negotiate, students applying to college are caught in the middle.
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Teen brothers killed in shooting laid to rest in deeply moving Berkeley funeral
Family, Berkeley High friends and soccer teammates said a final goodbye to Jazy and Angel Sotelo Garcia on Thursday, marking a “new chapter” of their grief.
Berkeley teens hold summit on climate action
Organized by 17-year-old Ella Suring, the conference brought together diverse students to envision a new plan for climate action.
Berkeley Unified to raise teacher pay in new union contract
Pay will rise 12% over 2 years. Teachers’ health care costs will fall, and elementary classes are now capped at 27 students.
A new parents group is stirring up the race for Berkeley school board
The Berkeley Parents Union says it just wants to give a voice to parents, but critics say it’s driving a wedge in school board politics.
Meet the 6 candidates running for Berkeley school board￼
Ka’Dijah Brown, Mike Chang, Tatiana Guerreiro Ramos, Norma Harrison, Reichi Lee and Jennifer Shanoski are running for three seats on the BUSD school board.
More Berkeley 4-year-olds are becoming eligible for transitional kindergarten
We visited a Berkeley Unified transitional kindergarten classroom to learn more about a growing program for the city’s 4-year-olds.
Volunteers wanted: Help out in Berkeley Unified classrooms
The Berkeley Public Schools Fund is currently seeking classroom volunteers to tutor students and assist teachers.
After-school staffing shortages have Berkeley parents scrambling to find care
BUSD is still looking to fill 25 staff vacancies for its after-school program. Over 300 kids are stuck on the waitlist.
Kindergartners who integrated Berkeley schools in 1968 reunite
Classmates at Tilden Primary came together at the grounds of their former elementary school to share memories and reflect on the impact of integration on their lives.
Plans scrapped for school district operations building but downtown parking garage will still rise
The school district reversed an earlier decision to make a new operations building part of an incoming parking garage structure on Milvia Street.
Berkeley charter school teacher faces sexual assault allegations in civil lawsuit
Three years ago, a former REALM Charter School teacher was exonerated in criminal court of sexually assaulting a student. Now the student is filing a civil suit.