Stephens was the longtime chief academic officer for San Francisco Unified, leading a $70 million division and overseeing curriculum and instruction there.
Brent Stephens has been selected to succeed Donald Evans, pending official approval in May.
Donald Evans has big goals for the final months of his six-year tenure.
The Berkeley School Board president and her wife were struck by a car while walking in Berkeley just after midnight Friday and are in critical condition at a local hospital, according to police and community members.
Berkeley High parents have offered to help BUSD develop materials for substitute teachers, create math manuals and more to help students succeed. Their efforts have been rebuffed.
While policies elsewhere limit the rights of transgender and non-binary students, BUSD tries to be as accommodating to its gender non-conforming students as possible.
Information on student achievement and disparities at Berkeley schools is available in a new interactive — and quite colorful — online database.
After being a victim of harassment within BUSD, a 14-year-old student said she was told the safest thing to do was for her to leave the school.
For much of the last two years, Berkeley School Superintendent Donald Evans has been working without credentials required by his contract.
The Berkeley School Board said a resounding “no” to a proposal to add a second police officer to its campus roster during a discussion earlier this month about ways to address safety and racial tension on campus.
The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight, Jan. 13. On the agenda: The superintendent will share his plan to address racism on campus, the board may vote to call off plans for portables at Thousand Oaks, and there will be an overview about the types of intervention help and support the district’s high-need students receive.
The student who posted an inflammatory and racist statement on a Berkeley High School library computer last week was a student of color, according to a school district spokesman. But the student, a male freshman, was not black, according to a city staffer familiar with the case.
By Emilie Raguso and Lance Knobel