BUSD's number-two administrator is Alameda Unified's new superintendent.
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.