Students are choosing to live at home or withdraw for the semester. Some are still deciding. Of those who stay enrolled, only 3,200 will be able to stay in on-campus housing.
BUSD is continually updating its plans, but the five new schedules offer a broad view of the upcoming school year.
Students will be assigned to social bubbles and will have to sign a pledge agreeing to wear masks and to social distance.
BUSD is pivoting on plans for a hybrid back-to-school model as local COVID-19 conditions worsen, with all students distance learning when school begins in August.
Berkeley school news — in brief.
The $45 million project, scheduled to be completed in summer 2022, will redo the 3,500-seat community theater and the Florence Schwimley Little Theatre.
BUSD will pair in-person classes with distance learning for K-12 students beginning in August — if, and only if, county and local shelter-in-place guidelines move to the next phase of reopening.
50 years ago Berkeley voluntarily integrated its schools. Even back then the district recognized that newly diverse classrooms demanded a diverse teaching force. In Part 3 of our deep dive we look at the situation today.
While the universal ninth grade is new, efforts to “redesign” Berkeley High in the name of equity are not. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside examines the then and now.
Berkeley Unified made history by voluntarily integrating its schools 50 years ago this fall. In a special three-part series, Berkeleyside explores that history and its legacy in a very different present-day Berkeley.
The university is still working on hybrid learning models if health conditions improve, but it will begin fall semester remotely.
Another 25 UC Berkeley students have tested positive for COVID-19, the university reported this week.
These students helped convince Assemblymember Shirley Weber to sponsor a bill that would overturn Proposition 209, which banned affirmative action in the state. Voters will decide on Proposition 16 Nov. 3.
UC Berkeley has seen 47 new COVID-19 cases, resulting mostly from “a series of recent parties connected to the CalGreek system” over the course of a single week, the university reported Wednesday.
Scientists from the Innovative Genomics Institute, the same UC Berkeley group that created a COVID-19 testing lab in March, are now trialing a quicker way to obtain patient samples: through saliva.