How Have Substitute Teachers Handled Online School?
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 From work shortages to ‘zoom bombing,’ BUSD substitute teachers weigh in on how the pandemic has impacted their jobs.
How the Maternity Leave Policy at BHS is Impacting Teachers
Sunday, April 11, 2021 BHS teachers recount their experiences with the twists and turns of parental leave.
The Teacher’s Union: Balancing Urgency and Uncertainty During the Pandemic
Friday, April 2, 2021 According to BFT members, the union has been engaged in non-stop negotiations in the face of community pressure and COVID-19 uncertainty.
Harriet Tubman on the Twenty Dollar Bill is Not Enough
Friday, March 12, 2021 Many have supported the initiative to replace Andrew Jackson with Harriet Tubman on the twenty dollar bill. However, others argue that this action would be symbolic, and not actually solve the very real issues of systemic racism in America.
Women’s Day Roundtable Brings Together Diverse Perspectives
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 The discussion brought together several female leaders and activists from around the Bay Area.
BUSD Must Increase Black Representation on Staff to Uphold Anti-Racist Values
Friday, February 19, 2021 BUSD often discusses their goals to equitably serve their students, but fall short at this goal when it comes to hiring and maintaining teachers of color, specifically Black teachers.
It’s Time for This Generation to Clarify the Words America Is Afraid of
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 With the recent increase in open mindedness towards radical political ideologies such as socialism and communism comes a responsibility to educate our communities around said ideas and begin applying them to our everyday lives.
Colleges Should Stay Test Blind After the Pandemic Ends
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Due to the accessibility issues with taking standardized tests during the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges have adopted test blind policies. Universities should continue this after the pandemic in order to minimize equity issues for applicants.
Opinions on Wednesday at the Capitol
Monday, January 11, 2021 On Wednesday, January 6, a group of Trump supporters overwhelmed security and broke into the Capitol building. Below, three writers from the Opinion section share their thoughts on the event and its ramifications.
‘It’s So Draining’: AP Students and Teachers Face Distance Learning Struggles
Saturday, January 9, 2021 Already challenging in normal times, Advanced Placement courses have gotten even harder due to a lack of support, less than half the usual class time, and a breakneck pace.
San Francisco ‘Close the Camps’ Protest Targets ICE and Other Corporations
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Multiple groups, including the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Free Them All Coalition, organized the march.
Protests Arise as BUSD Elementary Schools Begin Reopening Process
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 The organization Equal Opportunity Now/By Any Means Necessary has been protesting at Berkeley schools since November 9.
Seniors Reconsider College Plans Due to COVID-19
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Economic, academic, and health-related decisions pose difficulties for seniors navigating the college application process from home.
Head-Royce School in Oakland Reopens for Grades K-5
Saturday, November 7, 2020 Already over two weeks into their tentative on-campus reopening, Head-Royce could provide a valuable model for other Bay Area schools to follow.
Chicanx Latinx Classes at BHS Create a Community-Based Space for All
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Chicanx Latinx classes evolve every year in response to current events. Consequently, their timely focus, close community, and emphasis on discovering one’s identity make them relevant to all students.
Logistical Challenges Block 16-Year-Olds from Voting This November
Thursday, October 1, 2020 When Measure Y1 passed in 2016, the plan was for 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in BUSD School Board elections as soon as 2018. However, due to COVID-19 and other logistical obstacles, Y1 still will not be implemented by November.
The Role of Current Events in the Classroom
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Discussing current events with students presents a myriad of challenges, but teachers insist it is now more important to do so than ever.
Berkeley Restaurant Spotlight: Nabolom Bakery and Pizzeria
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Nabolom Bakery, a Black-owned small business, remains a community favorite despite challenges from both COVID-19 and gentrification.
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