"Education is really my sweet spot in this election," says Appel who is running for the 15th Assembly District.
With 12 people now running to replace Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, developments in the race are fast and furious.
The South Berkeley representative joins a crowd of candidates vying for the East Bay seat in 2018.
An open seat for Assembly District 15 has already attracted five candidates. More are sure to jump into the 2018 race.
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's largest charter school is suffering financial woes and space constraints that pose serious challenges to its continuing viability.
After being a victim of harassment within BUSD, a 14-year-old student said she was told the safest thing to do was for her to leave the school.
Two incumbents are facing two challengers at the polls today in two lightly contested seats on the Berkeley Unified School District.
The Berkeley Unified School District has continued its stepped-up efforts to cut down on enrollment fraud during its second year of widespread home visits and address verifications prompted by a new policy adopted by the School Board last year.
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A proposed redesign would shift the school's current structure, which has students enter specific learning communities, and create a universal ninth grade.
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.