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The Berkeley school district cuts are short-sighted

CITY AFFAIRS: The Berkeley Unified School District is making a $1.8 million budget cut that will negatively affect students and staff alike

The Berkeley Unified School District board agreed to a nearly $1.8 million budget cut at its Wednesday meeting — a necessary decision that will harm students and staff members across the city.
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Berkeley schools need more teachers of color

CITY AFFAIRS: The Berkeley Unified School District must listen to community members’ pleas to improve racial diversity

Berkeley school district teachers mostly work with students of color — yet only one-third of the district’s teachers are people of color, according to data from the California Department of Education.
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