Illustration of teacher and students in classroom

Our public schools are nothing without our teachers

STATE AFFAIRS: Educators ought to be at the forefront of Berkeley voters’ minds come election season.

While it’s a pity that the state hasn’t yet prioritized grade school education, it’s on Berkeley voters to keep teachers in the district and let them do what they do best. 
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Berkeley students must support Oakland teachers’ strike

After more than a year of contract negotiations in which the Oakland Unified School District has not met teachers’ demands, the Oakland Education Association, or OEA, announced that it would go on strike this Thursday. The OEA, which represents almost 3,000 public school teachers in the school district, supports teachers who are fighting for common good demands such as smaller class sizes, more school nurses and counselors, more funding for classroom supplies, higher wages and better work conditions for teachers. T
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Roll on Bears, roll on

I am graduating with nothing before me. I should be overtly anxious and scrambling, fumbling for a semblance of stability in the postgrad world, but instead I feel calm. Deep down inside, I have a gut feeling that everything will work out fine. Here’s why: I am about to graduate
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TEDxBerkeley 2013

Louann Brizendine, UCSD neuropsychiatrist, media commentator and author, spoke about the differences between the male and female brains at TEDxBerkeley. Kim Polese, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and innovator, offered ideas about how to improve public education and combat the skills gap in her presentation at TEDxBerkeley. The campus a cappella group
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