Part II of our special report on Berkeley's special-education system examines why there are stark racial disparities in the program, and why some feel left out of it.
The Berkeley School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to rename the school.
The vote, by the Berkeley School Board, takes the possibility of revocation of REALM's charter off the table for now.
A planned partnership between the organization and BHS never materialized, and the district plans to repurpose the space for new programs next year.
With 12 people now running to replace Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, developments in the race are fast and furious.
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.