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Address verification work continues for Berkeley Unified

The Bonar Street headquarters of the Berkeley Unified School District. Photo: Kaia Diringer The Berkeley Unified School District has continued its stepped-up efforts to cut down on enrollment fraud during its second year of widespread home visits and address verifications prompted by a new policy adopted by the School Board last year. Wednesday night, the board got […]

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Berkeley schools on alert after 2 abduction attempts

It has been reported that three Willard Middle School students were involved in two unsuccessful abduction attempts on the morning of Friday Sept. 18, 2015. Photo: Willard Middle School Berkeley schools, and the local school community, are on alert after reports of two separate attempted abductions Friday morning as students made their way to classes at Willard […]

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Sam Pasarow named as new Berkeley High principal

Sam Pasarow will become Berkeley High School’s principal in July. Photo: Courtesy of BUSD Sam Pasarow will become Berkeley High School’s principal in July. Photo: Courtesy of BUSD Sam Pasarow, an Oakland middle school principal, will be Berkeley High School’s new principal, starting in July, Berkeley Unified Superintendent Donald Evans announced at last night’s school board meeting. Pasarow […]

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School board votes on short-term overcrowding solutions

Students and faculty from Berkeley Adult School stand and hold signs in solidarity against relocation of the school at Wednesday’s board meeting. Photo: Seung Y. Lee Students and faculty from Berkeley Adult School stand and hold signs in solidarity against relocation of the school at Wednesday’s board meeting. Photo: Seung Y. Lee The Berkeley School Board voted […]

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BUSD superintendent: ‘We have much more work to do’

Unruly behavior at Berkeley High on Rally Day this year has prompted the district superintendent to concentrate on finding new leadership for the school. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel In response to unruly behavior on the Berkeley High campus Oct. 24, and the current absence of top leadership at the school, Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Donald Evans has asked […]

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Berkeley High staffer injured, 15 students suspended, due to 500-strong student mob involving bullying, drinking

Rally Day at Berkeley High in 2012, the last one to happen after it was canceled due to what the district said was rampant drinking among students, among other things. This year, an unsanctioned rally day mob sent a staffer to the hospital with a head injury. Photo: BUSD/Mark Coplan A Berkeley High staffer was […]