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.
Some schools are complying with the new law to stock these products, some schools are not. But all middle and high schools should offer free tampons and pads as a courtesy.
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.
Berkeley police determined that the incident—though alarming and upsetting to those involved—lacked the criminal intent necessary to support probable cause for an arrest.
In late March, a white driver stopped his car to stop roughhousing between a black student and a white student, eventually assailing the boy and chasing him into the street.
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.
Willard Middle School is getting ready to celebrate its centennial this year. Former students, staff, and parents are planning a huge gathering for Sunday, Oct. 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Authorities have released an updated vehicle description and more information about five child abduction attempts in Berkeley over the past month, including two that had not previously been reported.