Donald Evans has big goals for the final months of his six-year tenure.
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 Berkeley City Council heard an update on the educational equity plan this week, learning about what has worked and what still needs to be done.
A Berkeley High redesign would make freshman year ‘universal,’ rather than split into small schools and programs.
A proposed redesign would shift the school’s current structure, which has students enter specific learning communities, and create a universal ninth grade.