Elementary students asked how they could do their part to stop climate change. A year later, their science teacher had an answer: micro-forests.
King Middle School
Update: Long-awaited map shows which middle schools Berkeley students will attend next year
BUSD district leaders discussed details of their plan to desegregate Berkeley’s middle schools Wednesday night while reckoning with pushback from parents who don’t want their kids to attend Longfellow.
Berkeley school board votes to desegregate middle schools with new enrollment policy
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.
After years of delay, middle school enrollment recommendation expected in June
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.
Berkeley after-school worker arrested in child pornography case
A man who taught in the after-school program at two Berkeley schools was arrested after a child pornography investigation, officials said.
Parents, staff lean toward 3-zone option for middle school enrollment, survey shows
The school board will consider the data next November when voting on whether to leave in place the current two-zone enrollment policy or replace it with a new policy.
Police called to a fight outside King Middle School
Police responded to a report about a group of people involved in a fight near the school. No one was arrested or hospitalized, police said.
Berkeley debates multiple plans to desegregate its middle schools
Community members are invited to voice their opinions in a series of town halls. Students won’t see changes until 2023.
Berkeley schools scramble under strain of delta variant
A week and a half after the start of classes, the district is bracing for an uptick in COVID-19 case counts. About 16% of staff aren’t fully vaccinated. And remote learning enrollment, still very low, ticks upward.
Finally, a chance to learn in person at Berkeley Unified’s summer school
With pressure mounting for schools to address learning loss, BUSD takes care to prioritize socio-emotional enrichment.
More As, more Fs for Berkeley students
During the fall semester, middle and high school student grades improved overall, but there were also more Ds and Fs.
Mental health crisis will outlast pandemic in Berkeley schools
Health professionals and Berkeley Unified counselors are bracing for a new wave of students needing mental health care when full-time, in-person school returns in the fall.