Along with purchase of 6,200 Chromebooks, BUSD has launched a "digital citizenship" curriculum covering cyber-bullying, fake news and privacy.
Members of the public can offer feedback on major budget cut recommendations at several meetings in January and February.
The construction project, one of BUSD's largest in years, will be funded by Measure I revenue.
Preliminary tests at a few sites were negative, but a new law requires EBMUD to test every BUSD school.
Along with the state scores, new research from Stanford also sheds a brighter light on Berkeley's performance.
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.
As the city attempts to reopen negotiations on sharing a meeting room, records obtained by Berkeleyside and conversations with both sides shed light on why past efforts failed.
A descendant of Joseph LeConte's slaves said she was "sick to her stomach" to see schools named after the conservationist.
"Let’s put forward our best proposal," said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. "If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility."