Teachers criticized BUSD for failing to seek their input when adopting a controversial testing program. District staff say the tests will help identify struggling students early.
The ballot initiative will generate $140 million per year to enroll thousands of children ages 0 - 5 in child care and preschool and get them Kindergarten-ready.
Many students rank low in math proficiency. Some parents have tried to address this, but have been thwarted by the union. All should come together to fix the problem.
The Public Employment Relations Board ruled in partial favor of a retired teacher who said she was penalized for emailing a letter that was critical of the district to other staff.
During a period of cost-cutting, the Berkeley Federation of Teachers and the Berkeley Unified School District have reached a tentative agreement on their 2017-19 contract.
As BUSD finalizes its 2017-18 budget, the district is already looking at potential cuts for 2018-19 to prevent deficit spending.
Berkeley Unified teachers and Cal students took to the streets on May 1 in support of immigrant and worker rights.
The teacher who made headlines this week after going on Fox News to defend the role of violent protest in shutting down "racist, misogynistic and homophobic" messages is asking her supporters to push back.
Six weeks after the Berkeley Unified School District placed Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School teacher Yvette Felarca on administrative leave “pending an investigation into concerns that have been raised,” the teacher will be returning to her classroom.
A roomful of supporters of Berkeley teacher Yvette Felarca — who was placed on paid leave by the district last month — demanded during Wednesday night’s School Board meeting that she be returned to her classroom immediately and taken off leave.
The Berkeley Unified School District has placed Yvette Felarca, a Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School teacher who is also a controversial anti-racist activist, on administrative leave “pending an investigation into concerns that have been raised.”
The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) and the Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT) have reached tentative agreement on teacher contracts for 2015-16 and 2016-17. As a result, teachers should see a total compensation increase of 8% over two years.
Recently a fifth grade student in my class told me that she wanted to be a teacher when she grew up. I was incredibly pleased, a bright young person deciding that they want to be an educator is an amazing thing. It also made me feel pretty proud that perhaps I had played a role in inspiring such an ambition.