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2008-10-02 21:00:19

By Doug Oakley Candidates running for Berkeley's two open school board seats are offering a wide range of issues they plan to champion if they win in the November election. While the candidates generally agree that closing the academic performance gap between white and non white-students is important, other issues highlighted in the race include equal access to education among economic and racial classes, keeping music and art classes alive, adding more classrooms and making the district...

2008-09-08 18:00:31

By Doug Oakley BERKELEY -- Berkeley High School received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to boost learning of nonwhite students and develop new academic programs. "We want to figure out some more ways to personalize learning so kids have a connection with an adult, because it's clear kids who have this do better," said Principal Jim Slemp, who co-authored the grant with the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools. The grant is one of 54 handed out by the federal...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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