Berkeley school district Superintendent Brent Stephens updates reopening plans, state funding

Photo of BUSD State of the District
At his annual State of the District meeting, Berkeley Unified School District Superintendent Brent Stephens addressed the school district's plans for equity and inclusion. He noted that for schools to better recognize the Black Lives Matter movement, they are acknowledging the historic contributions of Black individuals by renaming Jefferson Elementary School to Ruth Acty Elementary in commemoration of the school district's first Black teacher.

Berkeley Unified School District, or BUSD, Superintendent Brent Stephens hosted the annual Superintendent’s State of the District meeting Wednesday, touching on school district accomplishments, school reopening plans and state funding for the 2021-22 school year.
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CA State Legislature approves bill granting aid to student parents

As students and parents alike grapple with the unprecedented demands of online education, the California State Legislature has passed a bill that would increase public aid for student parents, allowing college students with dependent children to more easily benefit from the state’s California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids, or CalWORKs, program.
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