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Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley School Board primer: Campus racism, Thousand Oaks portables, help for ‘high-need’ students

BUSD held a town hall in December about how to address racism on campus. Photo: Mark Coplan/BUSD The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Jan. 13. On the agenda: The superintendent will share his plan to address racism on campus, the board may vote to call off plans for portables at Thousand Oaks, and there will be […]

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Update: School officials say threat to Berkeley High shared on Facebook is false

Berkeley High School is holding a special day of programming Wednesday in the wake of a racist threat that pinpointed Dec. 9. Photo: Nancy Rubin Update, 3 p.m. Berkeley Police said they are not investigating this as a crime. Update, 12:30 p.m. Berkeley High says that, after speaking with the Berkeley Police Department, it does not believe […]

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BHS student to be disciplined after racist statement

Students demonstrated last week after the discovery of a racist, threatening statement on a Berkeley High computer. Photo: Jackson Grigsby The student who posted an inflammatory and racist statement on a Berkeley High School library computer last week was a student of color, according to a school district spokesman. But the student, a male freshman, was not […]

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Berkeley High student linked to racist ‘screen hack’

Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow (left) said the student responsible for Wednesday’s screen hack has been identified. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow (left) said the student responsible for Wednesday’s screen hack has been identified. Photo: Lance Knobel By Emilie Raguso and Lance Knobel Berkeley High School administrators say they have identified the […]

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Berkeley High students walk out, rally after racist threats

Berkeley High students marched through the UC Berkeley campus Thursday in support of racial justice. Photo: Lance Knobel By Tracey Taylor, Lance Knobel and Emilie Raguso Update, Nov. 10: Listen to Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow, Berkeley High Black Student Union co-president Alecia Harger, and Berkeleyside co-founder Lance Knobel discuss the walkout and what provoked […]

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Racist threats posted on Berkeley High library computer

Berkeley High School, where a racist message threatening violence against African Americans was found on a library computer on Nov. 4. 2015. Photo: Nancy Rubin [Editor’s Note: The following story contains graphic language and images that are disturbing.] The Berkeley High School community is reeling after a racist message threatening violence against African Americans was found on a […]