Along with the state scores, new research from Stanford also sheds a brighter light on Berkeley's performance.
The drill, which will start at 2:30 p.m., was prompted by recent wildfires, including in the North Bay, and may affect traffic locally.
Proposed staffing cuts have brought up larger questions about who the programs should be serving, and to what end.
The Berkeley High PTA interviews Allen Boltz, whose job could be part of the $1.8 million in budget cuts in 2018-19.
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.
The Berkeley School Board will review results of a staff survey Wednesday, as it discusses a potential bond measure for employee housing.
The fluffy visitors were brought in to help students de-stress ahead of finals week.
The four stars of "From Incarceration to Education" discuss the challenges and rewards of making the leap from the criminal justice system to academia.
Similar "Grad Tax Walkout" protests took place at other universities around the country Wednesday.