Berkeley Teachers to Start New School Year with New Contract

Berkeley teachers have ratified a new contract with the Berkeley Unified School District for this school year, 2017-18, and the following year, 2018-19.
The contract was approved by Board of Education […] Continue Reading »

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Spirited Send-Off for Class of 2017

The enthusiasm was as warm as the unseasonable weather Friday night, June 16, when the Class of 2017 kept tradition very much alive with a grand graduation ceremony at the […] Continue Reading »

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Berkeley Unified Earns Digital Citizenship Certification

We’re delighted to relay the following report from BUSD Library Coordinator Becca Todd about the District earning a notable distinction as a Common Sense Certified District in “Digital Citizenship” – […] Continue Reading »

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Mock Trials – 5th Graders Immerse Themselves in Highly Prepared Courtroom Contests

The most suspenseful element of a mock trial conducted by 5th graders is that no one knows the outcome – will the jury find the defendant guilty?
The prosecution and defense […] Continue Reading »

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King Teachers/Staff Lead DC Trip for 195 8th Graders

A King Middle School tradition was resurrected this year thanks to teachers Victoria Edwards and Mya Hotter, who organized and led 195 of King’s 8th grade students on a five-day […] Continue Reading »

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New Appointments to Four Key BUSD Positions

Congratulations to the four educational leaders appointed unanimously by the School Board on May 31:
Michelle Sinclair – Cragmont Principal
Juan Raygoza – BHS Vice Principal
Heidi Weber – Program Coordinator, Independent Study
Susannah Bell […] Continue Reading »

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Building Community at the “Learning Exchange”

Community building, education and equity were big themes at the Learning Exchange gathering held at Longfellow Middle School on May 20.
The 6-hour event drew more than 100 people – students, […] Continue Reading »

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Board Recruiting for Facilities Safety & Maintenance Oversight Committee

The School Board is recruiting applicants for the Facilities Safety & Maintenance Oversight Committee to provide oversight of and input into an expenditure plan developed annually by District staff to […] Continue Reading »

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Mayor’s Student Awards Honor BUSD High School Students

The 21st annual Mayor’s Student Awards honored 151 high school students from BUSD this past Thursday, May 18, at UC Berkeley’s Pauley Ballroom.
Certificates were handed out in several categories: Citizenship, […] Continue Reading »

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Celebration for Winners of César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Contest

Enthusiastic participants at this year’s celebration of the winners of the César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemoration Contest. Photo courtesy of the César Chávez Dolores Huerta Commemorative Committee
A spirit of […] Continue Reading »

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