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.
As BUSD finalizes its 2017-18 budget, the district is already looking at potential cuts for 2018-19 to prevent deficit spending.
A young man from Richmond found guilty of fatally stabbing a 72-year-old woman in South Berkeley after a wedding in 2014 was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison Friday.
While policies elsewhere limit the rights of transgender and non-binary students, BUSD tries to be as accommodating to its gender non-conforming students as possible.
Be A Scientist is the theme of the annual Public Schools Fund luncheon on Friday.
A proposed overhaul of ninth grade at BHS would have all students taking the same classes. The public can learn more at three meetings this week.
Disability rights attorneys have sued BUSD, contending that the district fails to accommodate students with reading disorders.
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.
Berkeley Unified teachers and Cal students took to the streets on May 1 in support of immigrant and worker rights.
Here's what's on the agenda at tonight's Berkeley School Board meeting.
On Thursday, eight Berkeley restaurants have committed to giving at least 15% of their proceeds to BUSD's gardening and cooking program.
After much back-and-forth, REALM will continue leasing a small space at the site from the Berkeley Unified School District.
Sylvia Mendez, who was at the center of the case that desegregated California public schools, is spending the day with kids in Berkeley.