Search continues for local school district superintendent

The Berkeley Unified School District’s Board of Education announced May 31 that it would be broadening its search for the new district superintendent despite its original plans to have selected a candidate by the beginning of June. The board decided to extend the search because they were not satisfied with
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Nearly 50 Berkeley school district teachers recieve pink slips

Last week, 48 teachers in the Berkeley Unified School District received pink slips, signifying that another wave of staff layoffs could be on its way in the upcoming months. In light of the cuts to public education in Gov. Jerry Brown’s preliminary budget released in January for the upcoming fiscal
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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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Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Bill Huyett is retiring from his position.

Local educator about to close book on long, lauded career

Bill Huyett may not have started out in education, but it is very much where he has ended up. A 38-year career in public education, capped with a four-year tenure in the Berkeley Unified School District, will come to an end this spring when Huyett steps down from his position
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