The African American Success Framework is a project adopted by the BUSD Board in 2022. The framework is described on the Berkeley Schools website as “a written document that expresses the district’s and community’s view of the strengths, opportunities, and challenges present for African American students,” and aims to create a plan to dismantle
Originally piloted in the summer of 2010, the Berkeley High Bridge Program has provided support for students, often first generation to college or students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, while preparing them for college and helping them build academic skills, as stated on Berkeley Unified School District’s Bridge website. Not only does the program work to
As a result of over a year of distance learning, younger students have been hit hard by learning setbacks. The Brookings Institute reported that across the United States, math test scores dropped more when compared with students who had experienced other significant disruptions in learning, such as those evacuated following Hurricane Katrina. Many Berkeley teachers
Seasonal depression, also commonly known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, is a form of depression where symptoms appear during specific seasons, typically fall and winter, when days get shorter, and there is less sunlight.
Berkeley High School students voted in a runoff election on October 19 to appoint the student representatives for this year’s School Site Council. The student representatives had already been elected last spring, but an additional election was recently called due to downsizing. “The state of California couldn’t get enough people on SSC boards across
Berkeley High School is currently in the process of finding new members for its safety committee for the 2022-23 school year. An email with an application form was sent out to the community in late August announcing that the school was looking for students and faculty who would like to participate on the committee.
On September 21, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board assembled for the third time this school year. Topics included Title IX, safety, healthcare and financial compensation for teachers, and upcoming events. Berkeley High School teacher and math department chair Monique Duncan-Harris spoke on behalf of the Berkeley Federation of Teachers’ proposal regarding pay for
On Wednesday, August 24, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board convened, discussing topics including staff shortages within the Bridge Program, mask enforcement, new contracts for teachers, and the new tardy policy at Berkeley High School.
The United States has the highest cost of healthcare compared with any other country in the world. Our life expectancy is also significantly shorter than countries that have national healthcare, such as the United Kingdom and Canada.