A consultant said BUSD's special-education spending per student is "one of the highest I've seen in California," due in part to an incoherent system.
The district is no longer considering a 2018 bond measure for workforce housing.
Enrollment has plummeted at Berkeley's continuation high school. Families and staff say the district should focus on boosting enrollment, not cutting resources at BTA.
The Berkeley School Board heard the final proposal for the creation of a 'universal' ninth grade at BHS. The final vote is scheduled for June.
Residential developers will soon be required pay the district $3.48 per square foot, and commercial developers 56 cents. Most nearby districts already have a similar policy.
After much back-and-forth, REALM will continue leasing a small space at the site from the Berkeley Unified School District.
Berkeley's largest charter school is suffering financial woes and space constraints that pose serious challenges to its continuing viability.
BUSD plans to use bond funds to renovate West Campus and the Berkeley High Community Theater, among other projects.
The Berkeley Unified School District has continued its stepped-up efforts to cut down on enrollment fraud during its second year of widespread home visits and address verifications prompted by a new policy adopted by the School Board last year.
Berkeley students are showing gains in college preparedness and literacy, but math test scores are down, especially for black students, according to data presented Wednesday night to the Berkeley School Board at its first meeting of the school year.
A proposed redesign would shift the school's current structure, which has students enter specific learning communities, and create a universal ninth grade.
Long-time Berkeleyan Irene Sazer didn’t set out to capture unicorns. But in creating the Real Vocal String Quartet about a decade ago she had to find a particularly rare, almost mythical, species of musician: conservatory-trained string players comfortable with free improvisation and versed in an international array of styles from South America and Appalachia to West Africa and the Balkans. And oh yeah, they also have to possess considerable vocal skills. Despite a penchant for her violists to running off to study composition in graduate school Sazer has managed to maintain an exceptionally versatile cast, and she brings the latest edition of the RVSQ to Freight & Salvage 8 p.m. Thursday.
Hundreds of protesters are expected to take part in a “Million Student March” demonstration Thursday, Nov. 12, on the UC Berkeley campus at 2 p.m.