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Malcolm X school tells community about possible child abduction attempt

A student at Malcolm X Elementary School may have been involved in a child abduction attempt. Photo: Malcolm X UPDATE, March 17: Berkeley police issued a Nixle alert at around 12:45 p.m. with regard to the possible child abduction attempt described below. The alert details what the 9-year-old student says happened, and says the driver of the […]

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Ferguson decision prompts thoughts written in chalk at Berkeley elementary school

Chalk writing outside Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley. Photo: Ben Hardy The Ferguson-related protests that have consumed Oakland for the past two nights, and spread to Emeryville last night, have not, so far, directly affected Berkeley, although BPD has been on alert and has called for mutual aid in case it was needed. That’s not to […]

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Berkeley School Board primer: English Learner master plan and increasing enrollment are on the agenda

The Berkeley School Board meets Wednesdays twice a month. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 8) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Follow along via the agenda packet. The board will discuss the district’s English Learner Master Plan. It will also begin a four-part […]