School district whooping cough vaccination up to 92 percent compliance

As many as 387 students in the Berkeley Unified School District may be unable to attend school starting Thursday as the 30-day grace period for seventh- through 12th-grade students to get their whooping cough vaccination comes to a close. Schools in the district continue to urge students to arm themselves against
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Translator position aims to bridge racial achievement gap

The Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education approved a new translation and interpretation specialist position at its meeting Wednesday, in the hope of bridging the district’s racial achievement gap. The school board approved this staff position to improve bilingual communications — specifically with Spanish — at the district level
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Berkeley High School to report student robberies to police department

Following a school year marked by several firearm incidents, Berkeley High School has begun reporting all student robberies, to the Berkeley Police Department. This measure comes in response to parents and community members who expressed concerns after there were five occurrences of students carrying a firearm in or around the
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Local school district establishes heightened safety measures

After several incidents involving firearms on its campus last year, Berkeley High School has instated heightened safety measures for the start of the new school year. As part of the changes, the high school, teeming with more than 3,000 students, now has four campus monitors — positions created to guard
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