Be A Scientist is the theme of the annual Public Schools Fund luncheon on Friday.
For the first time, the Berkeley Public Schools Fund has reached $1 million in annual fundraising, according to the organization. The 32-year-old organization has collected over $13 million to date for the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD), providing classroom grants for approximately 300 teachers in the district each year that benefit over 10,000 students. Last school year, the Schools […]
Crowd-funding has made its way to the Berkeley public schools, thanks to a group of students at Cal. Berkeley teachers can now use the Friends & Family Grants website through the Berkeley Public Schools Fund to raise money for everything from books to robotics kits. Take John Fike for example. The Berkeley Technology Academy teacher […]
Thirty-six years ago, the mayor of Bogatá, Colombia had a novel idea. He wanted to close some of the city streets on Sundays to give bicycle riders, roller skaters and pedestrians a chance to enjoy the city in a different way. The street closure was a huge hit, and over the years the concept has […]