Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sexual Harassment Procedures Updated

Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) School Board members and BHS staff and administrators are updating and instituting various policies and procedures to aid in the prevention of and appropriate response to sexual harm. A survey...

Middle Schools Implement New English Curriculum

Illustration by Ari Libenson Inquiry By Design (IBD) was implemented at the beginning of this school year as the new English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum in all Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) middle schools. Created...

UC Berkeley Workers Strike, Demand Increased Wages

Administrative, clerical, and support workers at UC Berkeley went on strike based off claims of unfair labor practices against the University of California on January 10. The UC workers are represented by Teamster Local 2010,...

Berkeley City Council Outlaws Use of Fish as Fair Prizes

Illustration by Siena Laws When you go to a fair or carnival, what do you see? Rides? Kettle Corn? . . .  A prize fish in a plastic bag? Not anymore, at least not in...

New Administration Starts Year Off Strong

As the new school year approached, Berkeley High School found itself without a complete administrative team to take on the tall order of leading our massive student body. In need of a complete staff,...

Sexual Harm Survey Data Released

(Click here for full survey results.) As part of a district-wide effort to address persisting issues related to sexual harassment, over 2,500 Berkeley High School (BHS) students took a sexual harm survey last March. The results...

World Culture Show Embraces Student Identities

The World Culture Show was hosted by Berkeley High School (BHS) students Solomon Chang and David Verdin on Thursday, November 16 in BHS’s Florence Schwimley Little Theater. The show consisted of ten performances from students...

BUSD Hosts Forum For Information on Immigration Rights

Longfellow Middle School hosted an immigration rights forum on Tuesday, November 22, to help protect undocumented immigrant families from deportation. The forum, put together by the Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) Office of Family...

Overenrollment Pushes Class Sizes Over Target, Strains Faculty

Illustration by Kai Henthorn-Iwane This year, Berkeley High School (BHS) was taken by surprise when enrollment totaled 3,007 students rather than the projected 2,887. 120 unexpected students made the difference between the school’s target average...

District Considers Providing Employee Housing

Photograph by Mattias De Los Rios The Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) School Board voted to consider including employee housing in a 2020 facilities bond measure at their December 6 meeting. If included in the 2020...