Due to lack of funding, youth internship program to close

Seaquins Young began working at the Berkeley Youth Alternatives Gardens at the age of 15. For Young, the program provided financial and emotional support as she completed her independent education through her pregnancy. Now, as a 19-year-old in the job market, she had no idea the program that supported her
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Berkeley City Council, school district to vacate Old City Hall

Both the Berkeley Unified School District and Berkeley City Council plan to vacate Old City Hall, which houses the district’s offices and council chambers, in the near future. The building, located at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way and also called the Maudelle Shirek Building, after the former council member,
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Berkeley school district rejects charter school proposal

A proposal for a charter school was turned down by the Berkeley Unified School District’s Board of Education this week. The board followed with the staff recommendation at its Wednesday meeting to reject the proposal for Integrity Education Center, an earlier version of which the board denied earlier this year.
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District awaits results as 2020 Vision plan enters early stages

Although nearly all of the Berkeley Unified School District’s plans to close the district’s racial achievement gap by 2020 are under way, measuring the progress so far remains difficult, since the programs are still in their early stages. The plan, called 2020 Vision, is composed of 87 action steps that
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Whooping cough compliance rates up for Bay Area schools

Compliance rates for whooping cough immunization vary amongst school districts in the Bay Area, as remaining schools continue to urge unvaccinated students to get their Tdap shot, in accordance to a state law passed last year. Weiru Fang covers local schools.

School district whooping cough vaccination up to 92 percent compliance

As many as 387 students in the Berkeley Unified School District may be unable to attend school starting Thursday as the 30-day grace period for seventh- through 12th-grade students to get their whooping cough vaccination comes to a close. Schools in the district continue to urge students to arm themselves against
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Derby field renovation in final planning stages

After more than a decade of failed negotiations, a plan for the field located at Derby Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way is in its final stages. The plan was presented at Monday night’s Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. Earlier this month the Berkeley School District Board of Education
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