Starting in fall 2023, students will be enrolled at Longfellow Middle School based on where they live. A map showing how students will be assigned their school has yet to be finalized.
Twenty-eight percent of Black students are in special ed, compared to 7% of white students. Berkeleyside digs into BUSD’s plan to address the disparity.
The Berkeley school board is set in five weeks to make a preliminary call on whether to overhaul how students are assigned a middle school — though further delay is possible.
Incumbent L.K. Monroe and challenger Alysse Castro spoke about school funding, pandemic recovery, and the financial challenges facing local school districts.
Led by Tanisha Walton and UC Berkeley student Skylynn Hayes, Black Girls United is in its first year. The duo hope to expand to more schools.
In 1990, Berkeley High became one of the first schools in the nation to require ethnic studies. With the state following suit earlier this month, BUSD plans to expand ethnic studies to all grade levels.
Community members are invited to voice their opinions in a series of town halls. Students won’t see changes until 2023.
The school district will revert to the long-standing six-period day. Future changes are still on the table.
Five Berkeley educators nominated by parents and principals for their perseverance and commitment to kids during the pandemic.
Students and teachers reflect on progress in local schools on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death.
During the fall semester, middle and high school student grades improved overall, but there were also more Ds and Fs.
Twice as many Asians and Asian Americans in Berkeley have reported physical attacks during the pandemic, according to preliminary results of a new survey.