BUSD’s number-two administrator is Alameda Unified’s new superintendent.
Berkeley Unified confirms appointment of Brent Stephens as new superintendent
Stephens was the longtime chief academic officer for San Francisco Unified, leading a $70 million division and overseeing curriculum and instruction there.
San Francisco school administrator is finalist for Berkeley Unified superintendent job
Brent Stephens has been selected to succeed Donald Evans, pending official approval in May.
Berkeley Unified superintendent to retire in July
Donald Evans has big goals for the final months of his six-year tenure.
School Board president and wife in critical condition after Berkeley crash
The Berkeley School Board president and her wife were struck by a car while walking in Berkeley just after midnight Friday and are in critical condition at a local hospital, according to police and community members.
Berkeley schools go beyond bathrooms to support gender non-conforming students
While policies elsewhere limit the rights of transgender and non-binary students, BUSD tries to be as accommodating to its gender non-conforming students as possible.
New state report card goes beyond test scores for Berkeley schools
Information on student achievement and disparities at Berkeley schools is available in a new interactive — and quite colorful — online database.
Berkeley High student recounts to School Board ‘year you chose not to keep me safe’
After being a victim of harassment within BUSD, a 14-year-old student said she was told the safest thing to do was for her to leave the school.
Berkeley school superintendent worked 18 months with lapsed credentials
Donald Evans. Photo: Hayward Unified School District For much of the last two years, Berkeley School Superintendent Donald Evans has been working without credentials required by his contract. In July 2014, a year after his appointment, Evans let his school administrative services credential and his teaching credential lapse. He finally renewed them on Jan. 4, […]
Berkeley School Board rejects school officer grant
The Berkeley Unified School District has one school resource officer. Photo: Emilie Raguso The Berkeley School Board said a resounding “no” to a proposal to add a second police officer to its campus roster during a discussion earlier this month about ways to address safety and racial tension on campus. The proposal, from Superintendent Donald Evans, […]
Berkeley School Board primer: Campus racism, Thousand Oaks portables, help for ‘high-need’ students
BUSD held a town hall in December about how to address racism on campus. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Jan. 13. On the agenda: The superintendent will share his plan to address racism on campus, the board may vote to call off plans for portables at Thousand Oaks, and there will be […]
BHS student to be disciplined after racist statement
Students demonstrated last week after the discovery of a racist, threatening statement on a Berkeley High computer. Photo: Jackson Grigsby The student who posted an inflammatory and racist statement on a Berkeley High School library computer last week was a student of color, according to a school district spokesman. But the student, a male freshman, was not […]