Local moms join hacking frenzy to foster creativity, business

On the night of Mothership HackerMoms’ Halloween party, the entrance to the hackerspace on Adeline Street is blocked by a handmade wooden gate. A repurposed shipping pallet, complete with added hinges and metal pull-handles, serves as a barrier to stop the half-dozen young children there to participate in Halloween crafts
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Berkeley teachers, students join Occupy Movement at general strike

Hundreds of teachers and students from Berkeley and Oakland schools participated in the general strike Wednesday in Downtown Oakland, where upwards of 3,000 protesters marched in the streets in support of the Occupy movement. In the Berkeley Unified School District, 24 employees — all teachers — asked for the day
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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.

At Berkeley’s new charter school, empty classrooms await future students. The school opened its doors Tuesday.

New charter school opens in Berkeley

After much anticipation, Berkeley Unified School District’s first and only charter school opened Tuesday, welcoming sixth and ninth grade students to its West Berkeley campus. Classes begin this week for the Revolutionary Education and Learning Movement middle and high schools, which focus on technology and hands-on learning and is the
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