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School Board Covers Teacher’s Wages, BSEP Budget

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On Wednesday, May 4, Berkeley Unified School District’s School Board met to discuss growing class sizes, wages among teachers, and the Berkeley Schools Excellence Program’s budget.  After acknowledging Asian American and Pacific Islander History Month, the board opened up the microphone for public comment, with nine members of the webinar sharing their thoughts. 

IEPs can provide students with extra time on assignments and assessments.

Students in Special Education Supported by IEPs and 504 Plans

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“We [at Berkeley Unified School District are] creating a world where anyone can feel that they are important and that they have a space in our society to contribute,” said Shawn Mansager, executive director of special education for BUSD.

Students compete in a trash bag race for the prize of being first in line for food.

Black Student Union Holds Black History Month Celebration

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Berkeley High School’s Black Student Union hosted a Black History Month event at lunch last Friday, February 25, to celebrate the diverse cultures of the African diaspora.

BHS Teachers and Families Connect at Virtual Open House

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Berkeley High School held its annual Open House virtually this year, allowing students and parents to interact with teachers and giving current freshmen the opportunity to learn about BHS’s small schools for next school year.

BHS Utilizes Restorative Justice to Address Violence on Campus

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After the return to in-person learning, Berkeley High School administrators are working to address increased violence on campus, believed to be due, in part, to the stress of the pandemic.

Student vendors display various merchandise at the AHA Craft Fair on December 9 and 10.

BHS Students Sell Handmade Goods at Arts and Humanities Academy Craft Fair

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Berkeley High School’s Arts and Humanities Academy held a craft fair during lunch on December 9 and 10. The craft fair is serving as a replacement for AHA’s annual art exhibition at Kala Art Institute, put on halt due to the pandemic.

An ofrenda exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California honors lives lost to COVID-19. The altar can be seen until November 28.

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MUSICAL OFFERINGS Classical at Freight & SalvageJoin Robin Sharp on violin, Michael Flexer on cello, and Russell Hancock on piano for an evening of chamber music on November 8th.

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Examining Berkeley High School's Quarantine Policy

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Story last updated September 9th. See the chart above for the latest data. In the four weeks of Berkeley High School’s full return to in-person learning, 13.5 COVID-19 cases have been reported and confirmed.

The audit suggests that Berkeley police have lacked thoroughness and accurate reporting with the local homeless population, one of which resides near the Berkeley Marina.

City Audit Raises Concerns Over BPD Racial Bias & Transparency

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On Thursday, April 22, city auditor Jenny Wong published a groundbreaking analysis of Berkeley policing that has brought to light useful information regarding mental health calls and traffic stops.

The Ronald Tsukamoto Public Safety Building is home to the Berkeley Police Department. Police brutality has ignited a nationwide debate on how to hold policing institutions accountable for their actions.

Berkeley Should Implement Police Liability Insurance to Ensure Accountability

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If you were engaging in an endeavor that might cause physical or financial damages, you would be required by law to purchase insurance. As a partial solution to issues of police accountability, many have suggested mandating a similar type of insurance called liability insurance.

To Shed Racist Past, UC Berkeley Renames Buildings

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Over the past five years, a movement has grown at the University of California, Berkeley that centers around the issues of identity and injustice that have swelled in recent times.

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Amazon Boycott Serves as an Ineffective Stand Against Corporation’s Power

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Billions of dollars fill Amazon’s coffers each year. Jeff Bezos only recently ceded his seat as the richest person on Earth to Elon Musk, and the company’s stock trades for upwards of three thousand dollars per share.

Berkeley Rep Spotlights Writers Through 'Place/Settings' Podcast Series

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Starting January 12, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre began the process of releasing ten “Aural Adventures.” These ten minute long stories from famous Berkeley residents are through podcast form, in a program entitled Place/Settings: Berkeley.  The narratives are each centered around specific places integral to Berkeley, spinning immersive, intimate tales to create an audial guide to

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Berkeley Restaurant Spotlight: Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen

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Located a block away from Berkeley High School on Shattuck Avenue, Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen has been serving Southern flavors to Berkeley for 15 years, and in those years has never failed to deliver food or family.  “Angeline’s was founded by Scott Fearon and Robert Volberg in 2006,” said Tempe Minaga-Teves, co-owner and general manager of

The Berkeley Public Library Central Branch has undergone ambitious remodeling during this period of being closed to the public.

Public Libraries Make Resources Accessible in Innovative Ways

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With the nationwide closures that followed the COVID-19 pandemic, many buildings, establishments, and companies were forced to go virtual, a move that many of them made with relatively little loss.

The First Congretional Church in Berkeley has both held virtual meetings and small, outdoor gatherings when COVID-19 restrictions have permitted.

Places of Worship Offer Solace During Times of Solitude

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During a time when community is at its hardest to come by, and as such it is most essential, California’s COVID-19 restrictions have allowed places of worship to stay open, an early fall decision that has led to a conundrum for religious leaders.

COVID-19 Has Changed How Families Coexist and Interact

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The ongoing pandemic has strained all aspects of society, but the tightest bonds it has severed have been of a personal note. Familial relationships have been dramatically affected by stay-at-home orders and the risks of meeting with loved ones.

Students Find Systemic Inequity in College Admissions Process

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College makes up the most formative years of many lives, providing unique opportunities to grow, learn, and prepare for adulthood. Admission into a selective college is a crowning achievement, and getting a degree at one is even more so.