As Berkeley Unified looks into desegregating its middle schools, one campus is poised to be at the center of the debate. The legacy of the district and the future of Longfellow hinge on the outcome.
When Thafir Elzofri was a young student, he was mentored and supported by Berkeley programs. He is repaying the kindness by working for Teach for America.
Berkeley school news — in brief.
Teams from all three Berkeley middle schools held a “Battle of the Books” to prove who had read and internalized the most texts.
Teachers held “walk-ins” in support of Oakland teachers at schools across Berkeley early Tuesday morning.
In a special two-part series, Berkeleyside takes a deep dive into BUSD’s special-ed program, as the district evaluates its own model and prepares for departmental changes.
At Growing Leaders, Willard Middle School students learn to garden, cook and sell 600 meals each month.
No other school fixtures at Willard were found to contain lead levels above state safety standards.
The Berkeley School Board will review results of a staff survey Wednesday, as it discusses a potential bond measure for employee housing.
According to the school’s principal, a suspect was detained and all the students were safe.