Many students rank low in math proficiency. Some parents have tried to address this, but have been thwarted by the union. All should come together to fix the problem.
The Public Employment Relations Board ruled in partial favor of a retired teacher who said she was penalized for emailing a letter that was critical of the district to other staff.
During a period of cost-cutting, the Berkeley Federation of Teachers and the Berkeley Unified School District have reached a tentative agreement on their 2017-19 contract.
As BUSD finalizes its 2017-18 budget, the district is already looking at potential cuts for 2018-19 to prevent deficit spending.
Berkeley Unified teachers and Cal students took to the streets on May 1 in support of immigrant and worker rights.
The teacher who made headlines this week after going on Fox News to defend the role of violent protest in shutting down "racist, misogynistic and homophobic" messages is asking her supporters to push back.
Six weeks after the Berkeley Unified School District placed Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School teacher Yvette Felarca on administrative leave “pending an investigation into concerns that have been raised,” the teacher will be returning to her classroom.
A roomful of supporters of Berkeley teacher Yvette Felarca — who was placed on paid leave by the district last month — demanded during Wednesday night’s School Board meeting that she be returned to her classroom immediately and taken off leave.
The Berkeley Unified School District has placed Yvette Felarca, a Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School teacher who is also a controversial anti-racist activist, on administrative leave “pending an investigation into concerns that have been raised.”
The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT) have reached tentative agreement on teacher contracts for 2015-16 and 2016-17. As a result, teachers should see a total compensation increase of 8% over two years.
Recently a fifth grade student in my class told me that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. I was incredibly pleased, a bright young person deciding that they want to be an educator is an amazing thing. It also made me feel pretty proud that perhaps I had played a role in inspiring such an ambition.
This past Thursday, February 19th, Berkeley teachers visited businesses across the city as part of our annual “Teachers Across Berkeley” event. We brought them a new placard to join or replace last year’s model — designed by King Middle School teacher Julie Searle. This year’s placard features a quilt motif and the sentiment that Berkeley and its teachers are “United For Our Children.”
On behalf of all Berkeley teachers, I ask you to vote yes on Measure D for the health of our children.