The political battles over the Farm Bill in Washington D.C. and new public campaign strategies to slow the obesity epidemic in California have put the future of Berkeley’s garden and nutrition programs in jeopardy. Funding streams that previously provided the financial support and program incentives are being looked at for other uses. Currently, the Network […]
An English Learner (EL) Parent Forum is taking place Friday, May 11 from 5:45 – 9:00 p.m at Rosa Parks Elementary (920 Allston Way). This is an event to inform the EL Parent Community about the District’s Master Plan for English Learners. The evening will include student performances, informational fair, and prizes. Dinner and childcare […]
Berkeley Public School students in grades 2-11, along with other public school students throughout California, will take part in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program this spring. The tests measure how well students are achieving California’s content standards for all subjects tested. Read the Superintendent’s 2o12 STAR testing letter below and visit the STAR […]
Congratulations to all of the students who submitted entries and teachers who encouraged students to participate in the Cesar Chávez Commemoration Contest. Fifty-six essays and poems from Cragmont, LeConte, Rosa Parks, Thousand Oaks and Berkeley High were received. Students were asked to reflect and write on the following topic: One of Cesar Chavez’s core values […]
En español más abajo Dear Berkeley Schools Community Members, For yet another year I am writing to you about significant cuts to Berkeley Unified and all California public schools. The Governor’s proposed reductions for the next school year, coupled with the loss of $1.7 million in federal stimulus funds and our increasing costs, leave us […]
Thursday, March 22nd from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Jefferson School Multi-purpose Room (entrance located on Rose Street side) With enrollment at elementary grades growing significantly over the past five years, and a demographic study showing it will continue to increase, classrooms must be created for a new generation of students. Following a multi-year planning process […]
Over the past few years the LEARNS Afterschool Program has had several challenges in meeting the operating budget. LEARNS has experienced a reduction in funding caused by the impact of the general state of the economy, the expiration of our 21st Century Community Learning Center, and the reduction of ASES funding from the State. These […]
In preparation for the Cesar Chavez Commemorative Period that begins March 20, students in grades 2-12 are encouraged to participate in the Cesar Chavez Essay Contest between now and March 19th when submissions are due. All the information for the Chavez Essay Contest is here in English and Spanish.
The Governor’s preliminary January budget significantly reduces the amount of money for public school districts in California. And if the governor’s package of taxes don’t pass in November, there would be another very large reduction in December. Learn more and find contact information for representatives in Sacramento here.
Our schools celebrate African American History Month in February with classroom and school-wide events. This year, the School Board’s African American History Month Resolution included a special recognition to honor the many contributions made by African American women in shaping American culture and history and the role of African American women in shaping Berkeley’s […]