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Posted inSchools

School Board considers name change at LeConte

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 also, however, a slave owner and staunch supporter of the Confederacy who held views that, […]

Posted inSchools

BUSD poised to adopt tougher school enrollment policy

Berkeley school board officials are considering tougher enrollment requirements to curb illegal enrollment in the district, following the initial success of new registration requirements this year. Stricter enforcement in recent months led the Berkeley Unified School District admissions office to reject 11% of applicants from private middle schools to Berkeley High School for 2015-16 after it was determined […]

Posted inBusiness

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

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 Mrs. Dalloway’s bookstore and the best-selling author James Patterson. The bookstore at 2904 College Ave. applied for a grant from Patterson to distribute gift certificates to teachers. […]

Posted inCity, Schools

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

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 continue through the week. The latest counts are posted to the Alameda County […]