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School board launches new superintendent search

The Berkeley Unified School District has started a new search for a Superintendent after a failed attempt in 2012. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley Unified School District has started a new search for a Superintendent after a failed attempt in 2012. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley Unified School District board has launched a new search for a superintendent, following […]

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Berkeley school district names likely new superintendent

Edmond Heatley: most likely BUSD’s next Superintendent Edmond Heatley: most likely BUSD’s next Superintendent Berkeley Unified School District looks set to name Edmond Heatley as its new Superintendent, pending agreement on his contract. Heatley is currently Superintendent and Chief Executive Officer of Clayton County Public Schools, a school district near Atlanta, Georgia. BUSD says they have narrowed the field […]

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Berkeley goes back to school amid transitions

Kindergarteners line up on Wednesday to enter Ms. Maida’s classroom at Emerson Elementary School. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Kindergarteners line up on Wednesday to enter Ms. Maida’s classroom at Emerson Elementary School. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel School started Wednesday for more than 9,400 students in Berkeley’s 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. At […]

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Costs unknown for Berkeley High School harassment case

Berkeley High School: at center of a sexual harassment case. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley High School: at center of a sexual harassment case. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel By Anika Anand and Emily Hartley California Watch  After a Berkeley High School student complained of sexual harassment by her guidance counselor, the Berkeley Unified School District spent $94,000 on lawyers to fight her […]

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Berkeley school district settles sexual harassment case

The settled case centers on a Berkeley High counselor accused of sexually harassing a 16-year-old female student in the 2009-2010 academic year The Berkeley School Board last night voted to approve a settlement in a federal sexual harassment lawsuit against the Berkeley Unified School District, which includes compensation of $57,500 and conditions imposed on Anthony Smith, […]