Part II of our special report on Berkeley’s special-education system examines why there are stark racial disparities in the program, and why some feel left out of it.
On Feb. 21, the School Board finalized its major set of cuts for next year’s budget, wrapping up a months-long process.
BPD: “At this point it doesn’t meet the criteria to be attempted kidnapping.”
Kids and parents at a few Berkeley elementary schools promoted peace and equality at demonstrations Friday morning.
On a field trip to City Hall, students in a Malcolm X Elementary School class brought their ideas on homelessness to their elected officials.
While policies elsewhere limit the rights of transgender and non-binary students, BUSD tries to be as accommodating to its gender non-conforming students as possible.
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 […]
Shyel Meisels talks to his fifth grade class at Malcolm X Elementary School about how his puppy ate his homework. Photo by Coby McDonald By Coby McDonald A dog ate Shyel Meisels’ homework. More precisely, Shyel’s puppy Hazel chewed up the book that his 5th grade teacher Jessica Arroyo had assigned. “She jumped on my […]
Two incidents created a dramatic scene at Malcolm X Elementary on Monday, Sept. 21. Image: Google Street Two incidents created a dramatic scene at Malcolm X Elementary on Monday, Sept. 21. Image: Google Street Two separate incidents in the vicinity of Malcolm X Elementary School on Monday morning brought traffic to a standstill on Ashby Avenue, a […]
Youth artists created two mosaics to increase visibility at the busy intersection near Malcolm X School . Photo: Natalie Orenstein Two new lively mosaics — one in warm reds and yellows, the other in cool blues and greens — greet passers-by on either end of the Ashby border of Malcolm X Elementary School. It’s the […]
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 […]
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 […]