The department is still the only one of its kind at a high school.
A new state law requires free supplies at schools with high poverty levels, but a Berkeley policy could go further.
Berkeley High's dean of students reckons 'up to a quarter' of the school's students has used an e-cigarette in the last year.
Students who once did well in math are now getting Ds and Fs. BUSD should make a public statement for CSU and UC applicants to allow students to put their math performance in a validated school-wide context.
Police arrested a young woman and two 17-year-old boys Tuesday afternoon outside Berkeley High on suspicion of robbing a 15-year-old boy, authorities report.
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.
There have been at least six robberies, and two robbery attempts, since Friday, the Berkeley police report. Most took place at knifepoint, though one involved a gun.
All week, students are putting on events to protest the Supreme Court nominee and express support for his accusers.
Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park was filled with police, firefighters and people who said they witnessed the fight Thursday morning.
Police released new photos and videos in their efforts to solve the homicides of two Berkeley High grads in Oakland in 2016. Detectives also still need tips in two Berkeley cases.
The pool was shut down last week after broken equipment fed too much chlorine into the water and caused bad physical reactions.
Some schools are complying with the new law to stock these products, some schools are not. But all middle and high schools should offer free tampons and pads as a courtesy.
People connected to the pool reported cases of hair loss and eye irritation this week. The school says chemical levels are back to normal.