An interactive graphic created by CalMatters allows you to see how test scores changed at every Berkeley school through the pandemic — broken down by race, grade and other factors.
High schoolers saw the biggest drop in scores. Achievement gaps, still a major crisis, didn’t dramatically worsen as many expected.
Family, Berkeley High friends and soccer teammates said a final goodbye to Jazy and Angel Sotelo Garcia on Thursday, marking a “new chapter” of their grief.
The teens’ mother and younger siblings, dozens of extended family and hundreds of neighbors, classmates and friends came together Monday evening for a vigil at Longfellow Middle School.
Longfellow Middle School and John Muir, Sylvia Mendez and Rosa Parks elementary schools all have new leaders at the helm for the 2022-23 school year.
Staff say the man has circled Sylvia Mendez Elementary at least 10 times since October. He was identified as a BUSD employee only after his arrest.
Community members are invited to voice their opinions in a series of town halls. Students won’t see changes until 2023.
With pressure mounting for schools to address learning loss, BUSD takes care to prioritize socio-emotional enrichment.
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.
Ruth Acty taught in Berkeley Unified School District for 50 years, and was a key part of efforts to integrate school staff in the early 1940s.
Board member Ka’Dijah Brown emphasized that renaming of the schools is only a small step in the district’s work to address systemic racism.
A proposal before the School Board this week could bring more climate-change lessons and compost bins into schools.