Berkeley school district votes to implement distance learning despite parents’ pleas for in-person instruction

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Berkeley Unified School District students will begin the 2020-21 school year with online learning due to safety concerns about returning to in-person classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite a push from parents for in-person classes, Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, voted to pursue distance learning during a special board meeting Wednesday.
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Berkeley school district teachers call for increased pay

District finances and programs like the Green Dot and the African-American Success Project were discussed at Wednesday’s Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, board meeting, where a crowd of district teachers spoke during public comment, including several who called for payment increases.
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