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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Measure Planning on School Board Meeting Agenda: April 6

The current version of the BSEP tax measure expires at the end of next school year. Our community has been engaged in a planning process to prepare a renewal measure […] Continue Reading »

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Family Night on Smarter Balanced Assessment: April 14

Join us for Family Night!
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)

Learn about California’s Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), the computer-based, adaptive tests in schools.
Try out the online tool our students in grades 3-8, and […] Continue Reading »

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Annual Performing Arts Showcase was Great!

The Berkeley Unified School District’s Annual Performing Arts Showcase was Sunday, March 20th in the Berkeley High School Community Theater on Allston Way. Over 2,000 members of the Berkeley public school […] Continue Reading »

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Annual César Chávez Contest/Concurso Anual 2016

“It is not enough to teach our young people to be successful…so they can realize their ambitions, so they can earn good livings, so they can accumulate the material things […] Continue Reading »

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New Information on Court Case Involving Access to Student Records

A lawsuit against the California Department of Education (CDE) is having an impact on all school districts across the state, including ours. The case has received significant attention from the […] Continue Reading »

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Berkeley Teacher Honored as CUE Outstanding 2016 Teacher

Berkeley Technology Academy (BTA) teacher Margaret Agbowo-Onyewuenyi was awarded Outstanding Teacher by the CUE Awards Committee in February 2016. The CUE Outstanding Teacher award recognizes a classroom teacher who is […] Continue Reading »

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Are you all Dr. Seuss? Guest readers in our preschools

Berkeley’s youngest students attending our three preschools were delighted to have special readers pour into their classrooms on March 2 in celebration of reading – and Dr. Seuss’ birthday!
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New California School Immunization Law

Starting January 1, 2016, a new state law (Senate Bill 277) states that parents/guardians of students in any school or child-care facility, whether public or private, will no longer be allowed […] Continue Reading »

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