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.
A day after 50 kids mysteriously fell ill at Malcolm X Elementary, authorities are still scratching their heads, trying to determine the cause of the sickness.
Students at Malcolm X Elementary School reported feeling dizzy and nauseous after a choral performance Thursday from what the school believes could be an environmental issue in the auditorium.
Teachers held "walk-ins" in support of Oakland teachers at schools across Berkeley early Tuesday morning.
Hear an audio dispatch from teacher protests. With educators in Los Angeles preparing to go on strike, Berkeley teachers rallied, chanted and wore their brightest red clothing to support them Friday.
Part II of our special report on Berkeley's special-education system examines why there are stark racial disparities in the program, and why some feel left out of it.
On Feb. 21, the School Board finalized its major set of cuts for next year's budget, wrapping up a months-long process.
BPD: "At this point it doesn’t meet the criteria to be attempted kidnapping."
Kids and parents at a few Berkeley elementary schools promoted peace and equality at demonstrations Friday morning.
On a field trip to City Hall, students in a Malcolm X Elementary School class brought their ideas on homelessness to their elected officials.
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.
UPDATE, March 17: Berkeley police issued a Nixle alert at around 12:45 p.m. with regard to the possible child abduction attempt described below. The alert details what the 9-year-old student says happened, and says the driver of the van was a black man in his 20s or older, with shoulder-length dreadlocks. The passenger in the van was described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, 5 feet 9, with a thin build and dark straight hair. It remains unclear if the incident relates to a series of attempted abductions from last fall that involved a green minivan. Read the full alert.