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Posted inCrime & Safety, Schools

Berkeley Technology Academy starts semester with record low enrollment

Berkeley Technology Academy, the city’s alternative high school, was set to begin the year with record low enrollment, Principal Sheila Quintana told the School Board in late August. Quintana gave the board an update on the school’s efforts at its Aug. 26 meeting, detailing recent successes and challenges since she was hired in 2011. Quintana has worked to […]

Posted inSchools

Teachers at Berkeley Technology Academy raise the alarm

Teachers at Berkeley’s alternative high school have raised concerns about the state of affairs on campus, citing “extreme behavior” among students, chronically low attendance, a lack of academic rigor, and a generally unsafe campus environment due to deficient security resources and limited district support. Berkeley Unified School District officials and the school principal have repeatedly declined to […]

Posted inSchools

Berkeley school district holds Black Lives Matter forum

On Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Berkeley Unified School District held a Black Lives Matter forum for the district’s middle- and high-school students, as well as their families. Conceived and organized by Charity DaMarto, BUSD’s supervisor of Family Engagement and Equity, and Director of Student Services Susan Craig, the event was held to discuss what the school community could do to […]