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BERKELEY'S NEWS • FEBRUARY 01, 2023

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Berkeley school district to adopt new K-3 science curriculum

The Berkeley Unified School District is currently engaged in the process of adopting a new science curriculum for grades K-3. 

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Students from Sylvia Mendez Elementary School planted a Miyawaki forest at the Berkeley Technology Academy, the fourth of its kind within the Berkeley Unified School District.
Students from Sylvia Mendez Elementary School planted a Miyawaki forest at the Berkeley Technology Academy, the fourth of its kind within the Berkeley Unified School District.
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, Board met Wednesday to recognize the Berkeley Fire Department for its role in facilitating a career pathway program. 
The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, Board met Wednesday to recognize the Berkeley Fire Department for its role in facilitating a career pathway program. 
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board met Wednesday to discuss their ongoing workforce housing project and new middle school assignment model.
The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board met Wednesday to discuss their ongoing workforce housing project and new middle school assignment model.
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The Berkeley Unified School District is currently engaged in the process of adopting a new science curriculum for grades K-3. 
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The Berkeley Unified School District is currently engaged in the process of adopting a new science curriculum for grades K-3. 
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Students from Sylvia Mendez Elementary School planted a Miyawaki forest at the Berkeley Technology Academy, the fourth of its kind within the Berkeley Unified School District.
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Students from Sylvia Mendez Elementary School planted a Miyawaki forest at the Berkeley Technology Academy, the fourth of its kind within the Berkeley Unified School District.
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, Board met Wednesday to recognize the Berkeley Fire Department for its role in facilitating a career pathway program. 
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, Board met Wednesday to recognize the Berkeley Fire Department for its role in facilitating a career pathway program. 
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board met Wednesday to discuss their ongoing workforce housing project and new middle school assignment model.
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board met Wednesday to discuss their ongoing workforce housing project and new middle school assignment model.
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Performance gaps in statewide Smarter Balanced Assessments in math and English language arts are the fourth and fifth highest in the state, a Daily Californian analysis found.
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Performance gaps in statewide Smarter Balanced Assessments in math and English language arts are the fourth and fifth highest in the state, a Daily Californian analysis found.
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Expectations that Berkeley High School teachers write large numbers of letters of recommendation for students has given them an increasingly overwhelming workload.
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Expectations that Berkeley High School teachers write large numbers of letters of recommendation for students has given them an increasingly overwhelming workload.
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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued a statement Monday calling the literacy and math results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress “unacceptable,” noting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students. 
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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona issued a statement Monday calling the literacy and math results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress “unacceptable,” noting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students. 
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A series of contract negotiations were approved by the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, or BFT,  Wednesday that will change teacher salaries and classroom sizes. 
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A series of contract negotiations were approved by the Berkeley Federation of Teachers, or BFT,  Wednesday that will change teacher salaries and classroom sizes. 
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Two former students at Sylvia Mendez Elementary School are suing BUSD for alleged childhood sexual assault, battery, harassment and negligence from 35 years ago.
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Two former students at Sylvia Mendez Elementary School are suing BUSD for alleged childhood sexual assault, battery, harassment and negligence from 35 years ago.
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board held their bi-monthly meeting Wednesday to discuss Latinx Heritage Month, employee health care and mental health, among other topics. 
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The Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board held their bi-monthly meeting Wednesday to discuss Latinx Heritage Month, employee health care and mental health, among other topics. 
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