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Posted inSchools

BUSD poised to adopt tougher school enrollment policy

BUSD rejected 11% of applicants from private middle schools to Berkeley High School for 2015-16 after stricter enforcement requirements were implemented. Now the board is considering an even tougher policy. Photo: Melati Citrawireja Berkeley school board officials are considering tougher enrollment requirements to curb illegal enrollment in the district, following the initial success of new […]

Posted inBusiness

Mrs. Dalloway’s to give Berkeley teachers $100 in books

Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore: has just received a James Patterson grant. Photo: Frances Dinkespiel Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore: has just received a James Patterson grant. Photo: Frances Dinkespiel Every kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Berkeley Unified School District will soon have the opportunity to buy $100 worth of books, thanks to an offer made by […]

Posted inCity, Schools

Berkeley elections: Kriss Worthington retains District 7; nail-biting race continues in District 8

Kriss Worthington: retained his seat on the Berkeley City Council for District 7 Election day may be nearly a week behind us, but votes are still being counted and the results of some Berkeley races are still being determined, including District 8 where Lori Droste is currently very narrowly ahead for that council seat. Absentee ballots are still being processed and will likely […]