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.
Kids of all ages took to the streets in Berkeley and San Francisco to demand action on climate change.
Along with purchase of 6,200 Chromebooks, BUSD has launched a "digital citizenship" curriculum covering cyber-bullying, fake news and privacy.
Preliminary tests at a few sites were negative, but a new law requires EBMUD to test every BUSD school.
Kids and parents at a few Berkeley elementary schools promoted peace and equality at demonstrations Friday morning.
Parents say the crowded elementary school needs more staff. The district says that is easier said than done.