Tuesday, February 20, 2018

BUSD Joins Plaintiffs in Defending DACA

Illustration by Siena Laws Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) reported that it has joined with several other California school districts and education agencies in a federal lawsuit seeking to block the Trump administration from ending...

BHS Hosts World AIDS Day Assembly

Berkeley High School (BHS) hosted an assembly to honor World AIDS Day on December 1. Alan Miller, the BHS teacher who organized the event, said that the theme of this year’s assembly was activism....

City Considers Ordinance for Acquisition of Surveillance

Illustration by Gina Ledor The Berkeley City Council is considering an Ordinance proposed by the Police Review Commission (PRC) which would govern the approval, acquisition, and use of surveillance technology throughout the branches of the...

Achievement Gap Persists Among Latinx Students in California

Illustration by Gemma Fa-Kaji Latinx student success has increased in California over the past decade, but not enough, says a new report on Latinx student performance. “The Majority Report” was released in November 2017 by...

Title IX Coordinator Updates BUSD District Complaint Form

Illustration by Elena Griedel A new Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) complaint form was established as part of an effort to simplify the process of filing a complaint. The update was led by BUSD’s District...

Alumni Share Post-Graduation Resource Document

Illustration by Grace Schafer-Perry In an effort to assist current BHS students in planning for life after high school, over 140 Berkeley High School (BHS) alumni contributed to a post high school resource document started...

Berkeley Hosts Legal Observer Training

Illustration by Fintan O'Sullivan The Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP) led a training for volunteer legal observers in Berkeley on November 13. Participants joined a team of legal observers who will watch...

BUSD Prepares for Budget Cuts

Illustration by Maytal Bach Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD) is considering several proposals to reduce costs for next school year in order to make a total $1.8 million of budget cuts. The Superintendent’s Budget Advisory...

School Board Votes to Rename LeConte

Photograph by Trinity Graham The Berkeley Unified School District School Board voted unanimously to remove the name “LeConte” from LeConte Elementary School on November 15th. The vote was sparked by a petition to the review the...

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...