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Berkeley High School students hold rally in support of Day of Action

Hundreds of Berkeley High School students skipped their last class Thursday, instead deciding to hold their own rally in support of the March 1 Day of Action just hours before local teachers gathered at the same spot. Before joining the Berkeley Federation of Teachers demonstration at 4:30 p.m., high school
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Future funding for city child care programs may be cut

The financial future of Berkeley’s public preschool and child care programs have been thrown into flux now that Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget for the upcoming school year has been released. Though the state’s proposed cuts presented in January will not be finalized until the budget revision in May, the
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Cuts to local school district possible if tax hike rejected

The Berkeley Unified School District could see cuts totaling more than $3.2 million if Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax hike is not approved, based on the proposed state budget for 2012-13. At its meeting Wednesday, the district’s Board of Education discussed several scenarios for how the district — which has a
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Annotated agenda for Jan. 25 school board meeting

The Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education will hold its meeting Wednesday at 7:30 p.m at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Read an annotated agenda below, and a packet with more detailed information here: Soumya Karlamangla is the city news editor.

Community members gather around warm water pool at Berkeley High School Wednesday evening to hold a mock funeral.

‘Funeral’ marks closure of Berkeley high’s warm water pool

To recognize the closure of Berkeley High School’s warm water pool, roughly 40 people gathered for a “funeral” Wednesday evening to express their discontent at losing the facility, which is set to have its last day of operation Thursday. The pool  —  which city residents have fought to keep open for
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Brenzan Kim and Nick Chien, both students at UC Berkeley, work with a participant in the SNAP program at the warm water pool.

Special Needs Aquatic Program in need of new pool

For 20-year-old Oakland resident Jackie Donovan, being in the water at the Berkeley High School warm water pool is the only time during the week that she is free from the confinement of her wheelchair. Donovan, who has severe cerebral palsy, is a member of the Berkeley Special Needs Aquatic
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