A notice posted by the Berkeley Unified School District on the fence around Derby Field.

Derby field renovation in final planning stages

After more than a decade of failed negotiations, a plan for the field located at Derby Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way is in its final stages. The plan was presented at Monday night’s Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. Earlier this month the Berkeley School District Board of Education
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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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New programs set sights on closing racial achievement gap

This fall, the Berkeley Unified School District will launch new programs in its schools as part of 2020 Vision, an effort to close the district’s racial achievement gap. The programs aim to improve kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency and overall attendance — three of the eight improvement areas identified
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Board to consider another charter school petition

In the wake of the opening of Berkeley Unified School District’s first charter school late last month, the district’s Board of Education will consider another charter school petition this week. At its meeting Wednesday, the board will review a proposal from Oakland-based Integrity Educational Center, which resubmitted a petition to
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Berkeley High School has increased its security for the start of the new school year in response to several gun occurences earlier this year.

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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