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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.
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.
It wasn’t exactly “Kumbaya,” but Monday night’s meeting between Berkeley residents, police and school officials was described by several in attendance as a significant step, and the culmination of more than a decade of grassroots work by parents and neighborhood activists.
The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets Wednesday, March 23. On the agenda: the possible elimination of the Thousand Oaks Spanish immersion program; a $1.9 million class-size reduction budget shortfall; the district’s first report on recess restriction; a major telephone system update; revisions to the district’s facility naming policy; and defibrillators for elementary schools. (more…)
The Berkeley City Council is packing up and moving its meetings.
Berkeley could get a new elementary school in 2018 to help reduce and even out school population sizes around the district, as well as other possible benefits, according to a staff report prepared for the Feb. 24 School Board meeting.
The Berkeley School Board said a resounding “no” to a proposal to add a second police officer to its campus roster during a discussion earlier this month about ways to address safety and racial tension on campus.
The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Jan. 13. On the agenda: The superintendent will share his plan to address racism on campus, the board may vote to call off plans for portables at Thousand Oaks, and there will be an overview about the types of intervention help and support the district’s high-need students receive.
There were 165 complaints of bullying, sexual harassment and other types of harassment were reported in Berkeley schools in the 2014-15 school year, according to a report set to go before the School Board on Wednesday night.
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