‘A heartbreaking situation’: Berkeley school district, local teachers weigh school reopening plans

Rosa Parks Elementary School in Southwest Berkeley, which remains closed for the summer.
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Berkeley Unified School District is currently working with the Berkeley Federation of Teachers to explore options for the 2020-2021 school year, which include all-online instruction and a hybrid plan.

As Berkeley Unified School District prepares for back-to-school season, many teachers have expressed concerns about returning to in-person instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Berkeley school board approves ballot measure to reduce class sizes

On Wednesday, the Berkeley Unified School District Board of Education voted to pass a resolution to place the 2016 Berkeley Schools Excellence Program, or BSEP — a measure geared toward helping reduce student-to-teacher ratios at Berkeley public schools — on the November 2016 election ballot in the city of Berkeley.
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