Hear an audio dispatch from teacher protests. With educators in Los Angeles preparing to go on strike, Berkeley teachers rallied, chanted and wore their brightest red clothing to support them Friday.
CalSTRS will take $12 million out of CoreCivic and GEO Group.
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.