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.
Twenty-eight percent of Black students are in special ed, compared to 7% of white students. Berkeleyside digs into BUSD’s plan to address the disparity.
Led by seventh-grader Jayce Cooper, students at Longfellow Middle School chanted pro-choice slogans in a small demonstration on Thursday.
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.
Led by Tanisha Walton and UC Berkeley student Skylynn Hayes, Black Girls United is in its first year. The duo hope to expand to more schools.
Ka’Dijah Brown, the board’s leader since December, shared her views on racism in Berkeley schools and decisions the board could have made differently.
Teachers, students, and administrators say the atmosphere at the middle school feels positive and upbeat. But some fights and substance abuse issues, exacerbated by the pandemic, persist.
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.
Community members are invited to voice their opinions in a series of town halls. Students won’t see changes until 2023.
After 18 months, all Berkeley schools opened for full, in-person school today. Here’s what it looked like.
With pressure mounting for schools to address learning loss, BUSD takes care to prioritize socio-emotional enrichment.
Five Berkeley educators nominated by parents and principals for their perseverance and commitment to kids during the pandemic.