Adult School ESL Program Opens Pathways to Future

Written by: Tianyi Dong
A stylist back in her native Thailand, Wanthana Tidchom arrived in Berkeley in 1993 without knowing English but eager to become a part of her new community. […] Continue Reading »

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Lunch Forms: Help Us Qualify for School Funding!

We need every family to complete an application for free/reduced price school meals, either online or by completing the paper copy provided by your child’s school.
Even if your student does not […] Continue Reading »

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Berkeley High Take Back the Day December 9th Day of Healing

In response to a racist message found on campus on November 4th, 2015, which mentioned December 9th as a day of violence against African Americans, the Berkeley High School (BHS) […] Continue Reading »

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2015 BUSD Educational Research Symposium: Friday, November 6

Berkeley Research, Evaluation and Assessment (BREA) is hosting the BUSD Research Symposium on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Registration begins 5:15. Welcome: 5:45pm. Session 1: 6:00pm, Session 2: 7:20pm.

The Symposium will bring […] Continue Reading »

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Suzanne McCulloch Retires; Music Teacher Peter Gidlund to Lead Visual & Performing Arts Program

For fourteen years under the leadership of Suzanne McCulloch, our district-wide music program and visual and performing arts education programs have improved and expanded. During her 22 years in the Berkeley schools, […] Continue Reading »

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Summer Learning Opportunities Abound

Investing in the expertise of our educators and staff through high quality professional development is a key strategy in pursuit of our mission of Excellence, Equity, Engagement, and Enrichment for every student.
This […] Continue Reading »

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Smarter Balanced Assessments: Parent Night, April 9th

To help parents, teachers, and school leaders know whether students are on the path to success, states joined together to develop improved tests of student achievement in alignment with the […] Continue Reading »

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

With a focus on building more effective committees, the annual training for School Site Committees included topics such as Tools for Building Site Plans, Survey Design, Strengthening ELACs, an LCAP […] Continue Reading »

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César Chávez Commemorative Period Marked by Essay Contest

Cesar Chavez Essay Participation Details and Prompts in English/Spanish (PDF)
Our students are invited to participate in BUSD’s annual César Chávez Essay Contest, in honor of the César Chávez Commemoration Period, […] Continue Reading »

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KPIX Channel 5 features Berkeley Adult School

This recent news piece from KPIX Channel 5 gives an inside look at the essential “soft skills” being taught at Berkeley Adult School.

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