For the second time this month, teachers will buck union leadership and leave administrators scrambling to deal with major absences.
With the school district and union still struggling to reach a contract agreement, teachers stayed home to ramp up the pressure.
The first big teacher rally of the school year was part dance party, part protest.
As the district recuperates from millions of dollars in budget cuts, officials are pondering three different ballot measures that would support the schools.
Wednesday’s School Board meeting was not only the first for Judy Appel after a long medical leave, but also the first ever for new Superintendent Brent Stephens.
BUSD’s number-two administrator is Alameda Unified’s new superintendent.
Berkeley Unified is famous for its lunch program, but kids are coming home from school with barely eaten sandwiches and tales of scarfing down food, sometimes in as little as five to 10 minutes.
After a months-long saga, the school board denied REALM’s application to merge with an online charter system, then revoked the school’s charter.
Wednesday is the Berkeley School Board’s last chance to approve Compass — or close REALM.
The statewide ‘Day of Action’ is promoting bills that would bring in more funding for public education and cap charter school growth.
And what will happen if the charter chain merges with Berkeley’s REALM?
Stephens was the longtime chief academic officer for San Francisco Unified, leading a $70 million division and overseeing curriculum and instruction there.