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.
People on the right side of the political spectrum are furious at the Berkeley school teacher's contention that it was okay to shut down Milo Yiannopoulos' slated talk.
On Valentine's Day, young students in Berkeley greeted those arriving for classes with the message that all students were welcome at their schools.
The Berkeley School Board unanimously appointed Erin Schweng as the new principal of Berkeley High during closed session Wednesday night, and the resignation of former Principal Sam Pasarow was announced.
BUSD plans to use bond funds to renovate West Campus and the Berkeley High Community Theater, among other projects.
The Berkeley PTA Council has launched a petition demanding that the school district explain why Berkeley High principal Sam Pasarow went on abrupt leave on Dec. 6.
Beginning Tuesday, Berkeley High Principal Sam Pasarow will be on leave, and Vice Principal Erin Schweng will oversee campus operations, according to a brief email sent to BHS families Monday evening by a school district official.
The Berkeley School Board is set to vote Wednesday night on whether to collect new fees from building projects in Berkeley to raise money for facilities needs.
A recent Berkeley High graduate who was killed last week in Oakland along with his mothers was remembered Monday during a vigil on campus.
A long-time Berkeley Unified School District employee drowned Friday when the canoe she and two friends were riding in overturned on the Russian River near Healdsburg.
Since 1986, Berkeley public schools have benefited from smaller class sizes, libraries, music and arts instruction thanks to the infusion of funds from the Berkeley Schools Excellence Program (BSEP). The parcel tax has been renewed with voter support in 1994, 2004 and 2006. If past elections are any guide, Measure E1 to renew BSEP should pass the two-thirds majority hurdle with ease at next Tuesday’s election.
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.
Berkeley has long been recognized for its diversity and openness to differences, intellectual curiosity and civic engagement.
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