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Portable classroom plan at Berkeley schools delayed

The portable classrooms at Washington Elementary School were installed in the late 1960s as a temporary measure. Photo: Google Street View A school district proposal to replace decades-old portable classrooms at Berkeley’s Washington Elementary and Berkeley Arts Magnet schools with a set of newer ones that are being removed from the Berkeley High campus, has been […]

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Principal alerts Berkeley High parents to nearby robbery

Berkeley High School. Photo: Lance Knobel Berkeley High School Principal Pasquale Scuderi sent the following email memo out to parents at 5:05 p.m. It appears below in its entirety. To subscribe to the school email list, send a message to with the word “subscribe” in the subject line.  Dear Staff and Families: We had a sizable police […]

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Berkeley High lockdown follows robbery attempt

Scuderi: playing “safe and conservative” Scuderi: playing “safe and conservative” [Editor’s Note: This story has been updated throughout the day. Scroll down for updates.] Berkeley High went on a precautionary lockdown at around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday following police activity involving a report of a weapon near the school. Berkeley Police Lt. Dave Frankel said the […]

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‘Today seems like a day to hug our kids a little harder’

Berkeley High Principal wrote to the school’s community today Berkeley High Principal wrote to the school’s community today Berkeley High’s Principal, Pasquale Scuderi, this afternoon sent an emailed letter to the BHS community in the wake of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, CT, this morning. In it, he addresses how the school has dealt with communicating […]