Elementary students asked how they could do their part to stop climate change. A year later, their science teacher had an answer: micro-forests.
Malcolm X Elementary School
More Berkeley 4-year-olds are becoming eligible for transitional kindergarten
We visited a Berkeley Unified transitional kindergarten classroom to learn more about a growing program for the city’s 4-year-olds.
Black and Latino students in Berkeley Unified are overrepresented in special ed
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.
Eager parents flock to Berkeley Unified COVID-19 vaccine clinic
The event was intended for families in harder-to-reach communities, but elementary parents from across Berkeley shared the event’s registration link.
Berkeley grieves for Isaac Mitchell, beloved teen killed in shooting
Mitchell, 17, was killed in an Oakland shooting last month. He is remembered as a budding scientist, loyal friend and source of positivity.
‘We’ve waited for this a long time’: Berkeley students grades 3-8 go back in person to school
On April 12, students in grades 3-5 went back five days per week and middle schoolers began hybrid learning.
Parents fear that elementary students opting for distance learning could be left behind
Parents worry that distance learners are more likely to be stuck with a substitute than students on-campus, especially a substitute without experience teaching online.
Let them eat lunch: Parents and kids say Berkeley schools have too-short mealtimes
Berkeley Unified is famous for its lunch program, but kids are coming home from school with barely eaten sandwiches and tales of scarfing down food, sometimes in as little as five to 10 minutes.
Bizarre elementary school sickness remains unsolved
A day after 50 kids mysteriously fell ill at Malcolm X Elementary, authorities are still scratching their heads, trying to determine the cause of the sickness.
Mysterious substance sickens dozens at Berkeley elementary school
Students at Malcolm X Elementary School reported feeling dizzy and nauseous after a choral performance Thursday from what the school believes could be an environmental issue in the auditorium.
Berkeley teachers support Oakland strikers: ‘We have their backs’
Teachers held “walk-ins” in support of Oakland teachers at schools across Berkeley early Tuesday morning.
Listen: Berkeley teachers rally at ‘red for ed’ walk-ins
Hear an audio dispatch from teacher protests. With educators in Los Angeles preparing to go on strike, Berkeley teachers rallied, chanted and wore their brightest red clothing to support them Friday.