As Berkeley Unified looks into desegregating its middle schools, one campus is poised to be at the center of the debate. The legacy of the district and the future of Longfellow hinge on the outcome.
Longfellow Middle School
Forget spelling bees. Berkeley kids compete with entire books
Teams from all three Berkeley middle schools held a “Battle of the Books” to prove who had read and internalized the most texts.
Berkeley kids get their hands on math and science at Longfellow maker space
At the brand new addition to the middle school, students will design and create projects fusing art, technology and science concepts.
Longfellow lockdown lifted after report of man with gun; 1 in custody
Numerous readers have reported significant police activity in South Berkeley around Longfellow Middle School.
School desegregation icon to speak at Longfellow tonight
Sylvia Mendez, who was at the center of the case that desegregated California public schools, is spending the day with kids in Berkeley.
Britt Badgley Alamo: Beloved educator and mother, a fierce and fervent fighter
Britt Badgley Alamo, holding her daughter, Elsa, who is now 7. Photo: Courtesy Fiercely outspoken at times, at other times unmoved by the ring of the phone, Britt Badgley Alamo was underestimated. She could spit fire. She was a doting mother and a caring wife; a child, herself, who carved a way in a world that she […]
Berkeley mourns death of teacher, Britt Badgley Alamo
Britt Badgley Alamo and her 7-year-old daughter, Elsa. Photo: Courtesy Update, Aug. 30: A GoFundMe account has been set up to help support the family and put money into Elsa’s college fund. See Britt Badgley Alamo’s obituary on Berkeleyside. Original story, Aug. 29: Britt Badgley Alamo, a Longfellow Middle School teacher with deep roots in Berkeley, died Friday […]
Determined crowd demands fast action from Berkeley council; officials set meeting on protests for January
The crowd at Tuesday night’s Berkeley council meeting listened closely to public testimony. Photo: Emilie Raguso The crowd at Tuesday night’s Berkeley council meeting listened closely to public testimony. Photo: Emilie Raguso An emotional crowd nearly shut down the Berkeley City Council multiple times Tuesday night during a public comment period that lasted the better part of four hours. […]
Protests expected at Berkeley council meeting Tuesday
The city of Berkeley is preparing for large crowds at tonight’s City Council meeting at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso The city of Berkeley is preparing for large crowds at tonight’s City Council meeting at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso With two protests planned outside tonight’s Berkeley City Council meeting at Longfellow Middle School, […]
Police warn South Berkeley to prepare for protests
Tonight’s Berkeley council meeting is set to take place at Longfellow Middle School. Image: Google maps Tonight’s Berkeley council meeting is set to take place at Longfellow Middle School. Image: Google maps The Berkeley Police Department has released a warning to South Berkeley neighbors to help them prepare for expected crowds attending the Berkeley City Council […]
‘Double header’ council meetings set for Tuesday, protests also planned
Family members of Kayla Moore have said they are fighting for justice after her death in police custody in 2013 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso Family members of Kayla Moore have said they are fighting for justice after her death in police custody in 2013 (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso After canceling its regular session last week, […]
4 new principals appointed to elementary and middle schools, search continues for new head of Berkeley High
Cragmont Elementary School in Berkeley: one of four schools to have been appointed a new principal last week. Photo: Cragmont School Four new principals have been appointed to Berkeley elementary and middle schools, and the Berkeley Unified Board has decided to conduct a second-round search for a candidate to replace Pasquale Scuderi who is leaving […]