Karen Hemphill gave a forceful speech and Josh Daniels reflected on his tenure through a data-driven presentation.
After much back-and-forth, REALM will continue leasing a small space at the site from the Berkeley Unified School District.
Berkeley’s largest charter school is suffering financial woes and space constraints that pose serious challenges to its continuing viability.
The Bonar Street headquarters of the Berkeley Unified School District. Photo: Kaia Diringer The Berkeley Unified School District has continued its stepped-up efforts to cut down on enrollment fraud during its second year of widespread home visits and address verifications prompted by a new policy adopted by the School Board last year. Wednesday night, the board got […]
Le Conte Elementary School could one day have a new name. Photo: Nancy Rubin Berkeley school officials are considering changing the name of Le Conte Elementary after community members raised concerns about its namesake, Joseph Le Conte, a deeply respected UC Berkeley faculty member and a passionate conservationist who helped found the Sierra Club. Le Conte was […]
Students and faculty from Berkeley Adult School stand and hold signs in solidarity against relocation of the school at Wednesday’s board meeting. Photo: Seung Y. Lee Students and faculty from Berkeley Adult School stand and hold signs in solidarity against relocation of the school at Wednesday’s board meeting. Photo: Seung Y. Lee The Berkeley School Board voted […]
The Berkeley School Board at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley School Board at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 19) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Follow along via the Nov. 19 agenda packet. The board will […]
Berkeley is discussing the pros and cons of taking recess time away from kids as a form of punishment. Photo: Nick Kenrick Two years ago, Berkeley parent Sinead O’Sullivan got tired of hearing from her kindergartener that he was missing recess for misbehaving. She knew he wasn’t a saint, but she didn’t think taking exercise […]
More space is needed at Berkeley schools to accommodate an estimated 250 new students in the next three years. Photo: BUSD With an extra 250 students projected to crowd into Berkeley schools in the coming three years, the school board considered a long list of options for creating space at its Nov. 5 meeting. The board […]
Ty Alper (second from left) on the campaign trail in September. Photo: Ty Alper for School Board Ty Alper, a challenger, has won a seat on the Berkeley School Board with the most votes – so far — in a close race, while incumbent Josh Daniels received the second-to-most votes. The race for the third […]
The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The current Berkeley School Board, at an August 2014 meeting. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD Three seats on the Berkeley Unified school board are being contested by five candidates in this year’s election. Three of the candidates — Josh Daniels, Karen Hemphill and Julie Sinai — […]
Berkeleyans will get out the vote in less than three weeks. Are you ready? Photo: Pete Rosos Absentee ballots have arrived and the November 2014 election is just around the corner. Berkeleyside has been covering the issues for months, and we’ve collected some of our best Berkeley election coverage in a single post to help readers get […]