Berkeley High students face suspension following attendance scam

As many as 50 Berkeley High School students face suspension, expulsion or community service after administrators say they were found selling changes to classmates’ attendance records. School officials say a recent investigation found several students hacked into attendance data after obtaining an administrative password which they used to clear tardies
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Hollywood comes to Berkeley: Hillside School chosen as movie set

Berkeley Unified School District’s Hillside School, closed since 1985, was chosen to be a part of the movie set for Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, “The Master.” The film features Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Philip Seymour Hoffman who were alleged to be on set at Hillside School on Thursday
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Study: deregulating education funding leads to program cuts

State deregulation of about $4.5 billion in funds for K-12 education has resulted in deep cuts to popular programs, as school districts have attempted to use the now-flexible money to balance their budgets, according to a study released last Thursday. Authored by researchers from the RAND Corporation and Policy Analysis
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School district may see smaller cuts

For the upcoming school year, the Berkeley Unified School District may be looking at its smallest budget cut in years, since Gov. Jerry Brown’s May revision of the state budget released Monday provides more money for K-12 education than local districts had earlier anticipated. Over the past few weeks, the
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