Students in California will have to get the vaccine or enroll in independent study. The rule will apply to school staff, too.
Berkeley City College bucks trend of declining enrollment
Berkeley’s community college has managed to retain students at relatively steady levels throughout the pandemic.
No big spike in COVID-19 cases after three days of elementary school surveillance testing
After the first days of K-6 surveillance testing, 523 students are on “modified quarantine” and 12 are quarantining at home.
Berkeley schools scramble under strain of delta variant
A week and a half after the start of classes, the district is bracing for an uptick in COVID-19 case counts. About 16% of staff aren’t fully vaccinated. And remote learning enrollment, still very low, ticks upward.
99% of Berkeley students have opted for in-person classes
Enrollment in Berkeley Unified’s remote learning programs is at 1%, down from 34% in the spring.
A first day ‘like no other’: Berkeley classrooms are again full of students
After 18 months, all Berkeley schools opened for full, in-person school today. Here’s what it looked like.
5 Berkeley educators share their pandemic-teaching takeaways
Teachers are ready to say goodbye to distance learning. But some lessons from Zoom school are here to stay.
Berkeley will require teachers get vaccine or tests 6 weeks ahead of state schedule
All Berkeley teachers and staff will need to either get tested for COVID-19 weekly or present proof of vaccination as soon as Sept. 3. The state won’t require compliance until Oct. 15.
Delta variant looms as Berkeley students head back to school
What you need to know about mask mandates, quarantines, social distancing, remote learning and more in Berkeley.
Mental health crisis will outlast pandemic in Berkeley schools
Health professionals and Berkeley Unified counselors are bracing for a new wave of students needing mental health care when full-time, in-person school returns in the fall.
Parents threaten lawsuit if Berkeley Unified doesn’t fully reopen schools
A letter has been sent to the district by a Southern California law firm that’s represented parent groups across the state in lawsuits over reopening.
Missteps, lack of transparency plagued Berkeley Unified school reopening planning
Blunders did not delay the return to in-person instruction, but the district was less than forthcoming with Berkeleyside throughout the process.