Thursday, November 1, 2012

Let's learn about BUSD

I'm on a mission to learn everything I can about Berkeley Unified School District. I want to know why Berkeley High School has the largest achievement gap of any high school in the state of California. What's currently happening in our city to close that achievement gap- and what can we do to replicate those bright spots?

For the past few months, I've been talking to people connected to BUSD (teachers, board members, students, parents), following the local news (such as Berkeley Patch and Berkeleyside), attending education events (such as the BOCA school board candidate forum and the Berkeley Alliance 2020 Vision community symposium) and watching BUSD board meetings online. The more I learn, the more I want to know. Which is what brings me here. I'm embarking on this mission and I'll bring along anyone who is interested- parents, students, teachers, community members, school board members, faculty, staff and volunteers of BUSD, Berkeley Public Education Foundation, Berkeley Alliance, UC Berkeley, City of Berkeley- really anyone who has an interest in Berkeley schools.

So, what are we waiting for? Let's dig in...

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