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Why most Berkeley 9th-graders aren’t actually failing PE

District officials say after-school sports can count toward PE credits, but also make it hard to administer state fitness exams to all the requisite students, especially at the ninth-grade level. Photo: Berkeley Unified School District A recent state report that includes fitness test results for Berkeley students in three grades shows the district’s ninth-graders falling […]

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Berkeley schools show gains on standard tests

The California Department of Education yesterday released its 2012 Accountability Progress Report, which show significant gains for Berkeley schools on both the state Annual Performance Index (API) and the federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). (Details of both district and individual school results for API and AYP can be seen on the state’s Accountability Progress Reporting site.) […]

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Berkeley goes back to school amid transitions

Kindergarteners line up on Wednesday to enter Ms. Maida’s classroom at Emerson Elementary School. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Kindergarteners line up on Wednesday to enter Ms. Maida’s classroom at Emerson Elementary School. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel School started Wednesday for more than 9,400 students in Berkeley’s 11 elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools. At […]

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Four honored as literacy leaders in Berkeley’s schools

The Berkeley Public Education Foundation this week recognizes four Leaders in Literacy, all of whom have shown imagination and determined effort to broaden student literacy in Berkeley. BPEF says: “We applaud their initiative, leadership, and unwavering belief that access to the written word is a pathway to opportunity, expression, and thoughtful participation in a democratic society.” The honorees will […]