Cragmont Elementary School in North Berkeley has launched a project to show support for Otsuchi Elementary School in Iwate prefecture, which was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Students at Cragmont plan to send 1,000 handmade paper origami cranes, as well as money and letters of support.
Berkeley police have determined that the suspicious package found at Cragmont Elementary School was not a bomb; it was a lunchbox. But it did have wires coming out of it, according to Sgt. Mary Kusmiss.
The Berkeley bomb squad is on its way to Cragmont Elementary School to investigate a suspicious package.
The Berkeley Public Education Foundation this week recognizes four Leaders in Literacy, all of whom have shown imagination and determined effort to broaden student literacy in Berkeley.