The Berkeley Public Schools Fund is currently seeking classroom volunteers to tutor students and assist teachers.
Twenty-eight percent of Black students are in special ed, compared to 7% of white students. Berkeleyside digs into BUSD’s plan to address the disparity.
Ka’Dijah Brown, the board’s leader since December, shared her views on racism in Berkeley schools and decisions the board could have made differently.
Yuri Kochiyama, who fought for the civil rights of Black and Japanese Americans, was briefly removed from consideration as Washington Elementary’s new namesake, following complaints she’d once praised Osama bin Laden.
After 18 months, all Berkeley schools opened for full, in-person school today. Here’s what it looked like.
With pressure mounting for schools to address learning loss, BUSD takes care to prioritize socio-emotional enrichment.
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.
Berkeley Unified is famous for its lunch program, but kids are coming home from school with barely eaten sandwiches and tales of scarfing down food, sometimes in as little as five to 10 minutes.
Kids of all ages took to the streets in Berkeley and San Francisco to demand action on climate change.
Along with purchase of 6,200 Chromebooks, BUSD has launched a “digital citizenship” curriculum covering cyber-bullying, fake news and privacy.
Preliminary tests at a few sites were negative, but a new law requires EBMUD to test every BUSD school.
Kids and parents at a few Berkeley elementary schools promoted peace and equality at demonstrations Friday morning.