And what will happen if the charter chain merges with Berkeley's REALM?
The Berkeley School Board took an initial step toward revoking REALM's charter last week. The school says a merger is the way out of its troubles.
Compass Charter Schools, an online-learning school system, is hoping to merge with the financially troubled REALM.
The Berkeley School Board took the first steps towards revocation Wednesday night, but officials said they hope to avoid following through.
A construction delay prevented the middle school from moving into its new Berkeley site right away, according to REALM's director.
The vote, by the Berkeley School Board, takes the possibility of revocation of REALM's charter off the table for now.
Berkeley Police responded to the threat, which was scrawled in a boys' bathroom.
REALM Middle School has until April to provide a remedy plan for its fiscal issues, or BUSD could vote to revoke its charter.
The agreement could provide relief during a tumultuous year for both institutions.
After much back-and-forth, REALM will continue leasing a small space at the site from the Berkeley Unified School District.
Berkeley's largest charter school is suffering financial woes and space constraints that pose serious challenges to its continuing viability.
A Berkeley middle school’s successful campaign to crowd-fund the creation of its first library is one for the books.
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC The three-day residency of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Cal Performances this weekend focuses on the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, with three concerts, a symposium bringing together scholars from both Berkeley and Vienna, and pre- and post-concert talks. Friday night’s concert, conducted by Lorin Maazel, features Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony and Mahler’s Fourth. Saturday night, conducted by Andris Nelsons, has Haydn’s 90th, Brahms’ Third and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn. Sunday afternoon, Franz Welser-Most conducts the orchestra in Mozart’s 28th and Bruckner’s 6th, as well as a new composition by Viennese composer Johannes Maria Staud. The symposium, The Vienna Philharmonic 100 years after the outbreak of World War I, examines the intermingling of arts and politics, and in particular the role an arts institution can play in the course of history. The symposium and other residency events (but not the concerts) are free: RSVP to reserve your place, seating is first come, first served. Tickets for the concerts at Zellerbach Hall are available from Cal Performances. (more…)