At Berkeley’s new charter school, empty classrooms await future students. The school opened its doors Tuesday.

New charter school opens in Berkeley

After much anticipation, Berkeley Unified School District’s first and only charter school opened Tuesday, welcoming sixth and ninth grade students to its West Berkeley campus. Classes begin this week for the Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement middle and high schools, which focus on technology and hands-on learning and is the
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Berkeley High School custodian shot Friday in an attempted robbery

A Berkeley High School custodian and his family were shot in an attempted robbery Friday morning, resulting in the death of the custodian’s mother, according to a Monday newsletter sent to the high school community. Dinesh Kumar, who was shot multiple times in his Richmond home, has stabilized and is
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Warm water pool set for December closure

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a three-part series on the city budget. Lee Nelson, a retired Rockridge area resident, stood in the shallow end of Berkeley’s warm water pool on a Wednesday evening, his thin hands gripped around a swim noodle, basking in the heated waters. Nelson,
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The school board heard safety recommendations at its Wednesday meeting.

Berkeley school board discusses safety report

After six separate gun incidents at Berkeley high schools since Jan. 10, the Berkeley Unified School District’s Ad Hoc Safety Committee has been instructed by the district’s Board of Education to create an action plan for the committee’s gun prevention recommendations on Berkeley high school campuses. At Wednesday night’s school
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Committee releases gun control and safety report

Violence prevention education, increased security presence and screening for weapons at schools are just a few recommendations from the Berkeley Unified School District’s Ad Hoc Safety Committee, released in a gun control and safety report June 24. The committee presented the report to the district’s Board of Directors Wednesday night
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Signs prohibiting loitering and trespassing are found on fences and doors around the Berkeley High School campus. Recent incidences of bringing guns on campus have prompted a committee to work on safety recommendations.

Safety committee to present report to school board

A committee focusing on improving gun safety in local high schools will meet one final time this week before presenting a finalized report of recommendations to the district’s Board of Directors June 29. This past school year, seven separate incidences of students bringing guns to Berkeley High School and Berkeley
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Former Berkeley High School student found dead

A former Berkeley High School student was found dead in her dorm room at Bennington College in Vermont on Thursday, though the cause of her death is still unknown. The Bennington Banner, a Vermont newspaper, reported that the cause of death for 18-year-old Emily Kassier, who graduated from Berkeley High
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