Along with the state scores, new research from Stanford also sheds a brighter light on Berkeley's performance.
Proposed staffing cuts have brought up larger questions about who the programs should be serving, and to what end.
The Berkeley High PTA interviews Allen Boltz, whose job could be part of the $1.8 million in budget cuts in 2018-19.
A consultant said BUSD's special-education spending per student is "one of the highest I've seen in California," due in part to an incoherent system.
The district is no longer considering a 2018 bond measure for workforce housing.
The Berkeley School Board will review results of a staff survey Wednesday, as it discusses a potential bond measure for employee housing.
As the city attempts to reopen negotiations on sharing a meeting room, records obtained by Berkeleyside and conversations with both sides shed light on why past efforts failed.
A descendant of Joseph LeConte's slaves said she was "sick to her stomach" to see schools named after the conservationist.
"Let’s put forward our best proposal," said Mayor Jesse Arreguín. "If they accept it, great. If not, we’ll build this facility."
Parents and district staffers say conservationist Joseph LeConte, who preached the "evolutionary" benefits of slavery, is not an appropriate namesake for a school.
Ruby Spies and Abby Steckel are asking the city and school district to support the peer health program.
Enrollment has plummeted at Berkeley's continuation high school. Families and staff say the district should focus on boosting enrollment, not cutting resources at BTA.
The national organizer for the group By Any Means Necessary is asking a federal court to issue a temporary restraining order.