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New Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum for K-6 Students

The Toolbox: A Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum
Toolbox is a research-based social-emotional learning curriculum.  It teaches critical social competencies necessary for academic and life success such as: resiliency, self-management, and responsible decision-making [...] Continue Reading »

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Support Cooking & Gardening! Dine out: Nov. 13

The Berkeley Public School Gardening and Cooking Program is piloting a new Garden-Based Learning Curriculum for grades kindergarten through seventh that supports teachers and engages students in hands-on instruction in [...] Continue Reading »

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LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Meets Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7pm

All California public school districts are in the first year of implementing a three year plan (“LCAP”) that outlines goals, metrics, actions, and services and expenditures for all students, and [...] Continue Reading »

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Admissions Season Begins: Kindergarten Fair and BHS Fall Info Night

It’s that time of year again! The season of admissions events and school visits begins with the Annual Fall Information Night at Berkeley High School and the Information Fair for [...] Continue Reading »

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ACOE 2014 Teacher of the Year, Berkeley Educator Recognized

Alameda County Superintendent Sheila Jordan poses with BUSD 2014 Teacher of the Year Glenn Wolkenfeld
Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) recently honored nineteen teachers who represent excellence in teaching in [...] Continue Reading »

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BUSD 2014 Outstanding Educators recognized at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church

BUSD 2014 Outstanding Educators recognized at Liberty Hill’s 8 a.m. service
Thirty-four BUSD teachers and staff were recognized on Sunday as “Outstanding Educators”, at Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church’s annual Education [...] Continue Reading »

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Willard Middle School Serves Take-Out to Raise Money for Garden Program

Willard Middle School Student Entrepreneurs Launch Unique Food Enterprise
“Willard Take-Out Dinners Kick-Off” sold over 100 meals in their first of many scheduled to raise money for their garden program
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Tentative Agreement Announced Between BUSD and BCCE

October 2, 2014 – Berkeley CA – The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and the Berkeley Council of Classified Employees (BCCE) are pleased to announce that we have reached a [...] Continue Reading »

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Training Workshop for School & District Committees:
October 21, 2014

Attention, school and parent leaders*! Please save the date for the School Leader Training on Tuesday, October 21, 5:30-8 pm.
 
Presentations:

SGC Orientation
Coaching for Success – ELD

We’ve designed the workshops based on your [...] Continue Reading »

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Dolores Huerta: Passing the Torch to the Next Generation

Dolores Huerta and Fred Ross Jr. Passing the Torch to the Next Generation
The César Chávez Commemorative Committee (BUSD, BFT, COB, U.C. Berkeley and community partners) hosted an evening with Dolores [...] Continue Reading »

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Author Andrea Davis Pinkney and Berkeley families: Check it Out

Best-Selling Children’s Author Visits BUSD

On Friday, September 19, 85 parents, students, teachers and librarians enjoyed a fireside chat with New York Times best-selling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author Andrea [...] Continue Reading »

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