On April 12, students in grades 3-5 went back five days per week and middle schoolers began hybrid learning.
Middle and high school students will return to school for a few hours a week
Berkeley Unified and the teachers’ union reached an agreement Tuesday on a hybrid learning schedule.
First-day jitters, songs and celebratory pancakes: A taste of Berkeley’s back-to-school day
What was back-to school-day like today? We followed three students and two teachers as many elementary students went back onto campuses after the long months of lockdown.
When elementary schools reopen, most Berkeley Unified students will go back in-person
White families are opting for in-person instruction at higher rates than Black and Latinx families.
‘2D pixels on my screen are not enough’: Berkeley High students weigh in on reopening
Families, the district and teachers have made their views known about getting back on campuses. We asked high-school students what they think.
As Berkeley teachers get vaccinated, they reflect on returning to classrooms
Teachers are looking forward to seeing students again, but there are safety concerns and the rhetoric of the reopening debate has taken its toll.
Parents fear that elementary students opting for distance learning could be left behind
Parents worry that distance learners are more likely to be stuck with a substitute than students on-campus, especially a substitute without experience teaching online.
Berkeley families rally for middle, high schools to reopen 5 days a week
On the one-year anniversary of the school shutdown, about 150 parents and students protested on Saturday, calling for a full reopening of schools, including Berkeley High.
Berkeley elementary schools will reopen for in-person classes
The plan is a major shift from the district’s previous offer of hybrid learning for all students, and comes after months of negotiations between the school district and its union.
Why are some schools open and others closed? We look into 5 different school districts
Berkeley schools are closed. Piedmont’s are open. What gives?
In reopening debate, we chose not to report on the teachers union leader and his toddler’s school. Here’s why.
Readers have asked why Berkeleyside has not covered this story when many local and national outlets have, so we are sharing our thinking.
Berkeley Unified announces tentative plan to return to hybrid learning this spring
The union needs to ratify the agreement and teachers need to be vaccinated, but more in-person instruction could ramp up by late-March to mid-April.