The statewide ‘Day of Action’ is promoting bills that would bring in more funding for public education and cap charter school growth.
Berkeley teachers get ‘modest’ salary boost in tentative contract
During a period of cost-cutting, the Berkeley Federation of Teachers and the Berkeley Unified School District have reached a tentative agreement on their 2017-19 contract.
Berkeley teachers, district, reach tentative agreement
A teacher protest on the steps of Old City Hall last May over the then-stalled contract negotiations. Photo: Tracey Taylor Berkeley Unified School District and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers have reached tentative agreement on a 2013-2015 contract, subject to ratification by the school board and the BFT. Agreement seven months into the school year […]
Berkeley teachers’ bonus plan rebuffed by district
Students at Malcolm X Elementary. Teachers from Malcolm X will walk through the Lorin District this afternoon to talk about contract negotiations. Photo: Rivka Mason In commercial districts across Berkeley this afternoon, teachers will be speaking to Berkeleyans about the current state of contract negotiations between the Berkeley Federation of Teachers and Berkeley Unified. According […]
BUSD board vows to be more inclusive in new chief search
The Berkeley School Board at its Wednesday night meeting. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel A seemingly chastened Berkeley school board announced Wednesday night that it will restart its search for a new superintendent in early 2013 and will be more open and inclusive in the process. Before opening the meeting to public comments, Leah Wilson read a […]
‘Stand up’ for public education
The Berkeley Federation of Teachers has sent out a call to parents, guardians and community members to join them this afternoon to “stand up” for public education. The BFT plans to create a line of supporters stretching along Martin Luther King Jr. Way from University Avenue to Dwight Way, a distance of nearly one-half mile. […]