50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching force. In Part 3 of our deep dive we look at the situation today.
Beyond the Buses
In 1968, Berkeley Unified integrated all its elementary schools, taking an unprecedented approach. On the 50th anniversary of that move, in a three-part series, Berkeleyside examined that history, its legacy and the equity issues that remain unsolved.
All together now
While the universal ninth grade is new, efforts to “redesign” Berkeley High in the name of equity are not. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside examines the then and now.
A radical decision, an unfinished legacy
Berkeley Unified made history by voluntarily integrating its schools 50 years ago this fall. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside explores that history and its legacy in a very different present-day Berkeley.