Summer 5th Grade Computer Art Competition

All current BUSD 5th graders are eligible to enter artwork made using Desmos graphing software for this summer’s competition.  Desmos is both a free website and an app. Students may […] Continue Reading »

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Keys to Summer Reading: Access and Choice

On her Great Kids Books blog, Emerson Librarian Mary Ann Scheuer shares her advice on how to help make reading a favorite summer pastime. She writes, “As summer approaches, kids […] Continue Reading »

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Annual Classified Employee Recognition Celebrates Employee Contributions

The Berkeley Schools, our students, and the entire Berkeley community benefit from the commitment and dedication of our classified employees. At this year’s Classified Employee Recognition Celebration, hosted by the Personnel […] Continue Reading »

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School Funding in California Steadily Falls from 1970 to 2010

This video from EdSource shows how California fell from among the top states for funding public education in the 1970’s, to one of the lowest, following the passage of Proposition 13 […] Continue Reading »

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Kwame Alexander, Author & Speaker Visits Berkeley Families: June 2

Come Join Us!
Author and speaker Kwame Alexander visits with Berkeley families.
When: Thursday, June 2nd 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm with book signing afterwards
Where: BUSD Board Room 1231 Addison Street
Who: All […] Continue Reading »

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BSEP Renewal: Ballot Measure and Resolution for Election

At the May 18th meeting of the Board of Education, the Superintendent and Director of BSEP presented the final recommendation for the BSEP Measure Renewal in a Public Hearing. The […] Continue Reading »

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PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING QUALIFIED SPECIAL TAX: May 18

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Governing Board (“Board”) of the Berkeley Unified School District (“District”), at a Board meeting to be held on May 18, 2016, held a public hearing pursuant to Government […] Continue Reading »

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Upcoming Family Workshops on Berkeley High School Re-Design

Over the course of this school year, Berkeley High School has been considering ways to re-design the high school program in order to better serve all students. The Berkeley High School leadership team […] Continue Reading »

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First Draft BSEP Renewal Ballot Measure Being Reviewed this Week

During more than a year of planning and community engagement in preparation for the renewal of the BSEP Measure in November 2016, there have been wide-ranging conversations, and general agreement […] Continue Reading »

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Berkeley Unified School District’s Credit Rating Upgraded

The credit rating of Berkeley Unified School District was upgraded two levels by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) from AA- to AA+ based on tax base growth and operating performance, and […] Continue Reading »

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