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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Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade presents his “Note to Educators” in Berkeley

On March 12, Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, led an inspiring half-day presentation and workshop to teams from every Berkeley Unified school, preschool through high school.  He called it: “Note to Educators: […] Continue Reading »

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Spring 2014 “Field Test” to replace CST, except in science for grades 5, 8, 10

With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) across California and most of the nation, new assessments are being developed to measure student learning of grade level standards. […] Continue Reading »

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District English Learner Advisory Committee to review Master Plan for English Learners: May 14

Berkeley Unified School District’s Master Plan for English Learners is available in draft form and will be reviewed at the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) meeting on May 14th, […] Continue Reading »

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Accelerating Achievement for African American Students: Actions being taken

In January, Co-Superintendent Neil Smith formed the Work Group for Accelerating the Achievement of African American Students that was tasked with conducting a study of best practices for supporting African […] Continue Reading »

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