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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Translator position aims to bridge racial achievement gap

The Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education approved a new translation and interpretation specialist position at its meeting Wednesday, in the hope of bridging the district’s racial achievement gap. The school board approved this staff position to improve bilingual communications — specifically with Spanish — at the district level
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