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Jackets girls continue drive to championship

Berkeley High’s top-ranked girls basketball team took another step toward a NorCal championship last night, winning its quarterfinal against McClatchy-Sacramento 69-56. The Yellowjackets clinched the North Coast Section championship last Saturday by crushing Deer Valley 62-42. In the semifinals BHS will play fourth-ranked Kennedy-Sacramento who beat Lowell last night, 54-39. Update The Oakland Tribune has […]

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BHS science compromise slipping away?

Superintendent Huyett and Principal Slemp Parents attending the open house at Berkeley High School last night were handed a leaflet from “concerned parents and staff” about the science/equity controversy at the school. According to the leaflet, BHS principal Jim Slemp is opposed to the compromise plan suggested by Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Bill Huyett: […]

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Are Berkeley parents like white Southern racists? Rick Ayers thinks so

Rick Ayers Rick Ayers was a well-regarded teacher at Berkeley High for 11 years, instrumental in starting the Community Arts and Sciences (CAS) small school and helping with the school newspaper. But since his departure, Ayers has taken to criticizing what he considers a dangerous force at Berkeley High: the Parents of Power or the […]