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Education

 

Berkeley has some of the best public schools in the state. At all levels, however, a significant achievement gap remains for our African-American and Latino students and those from low-income families.

Mayor Arreguin is working to close these educational disparities by prioritizing the City’s role in the Vision 2020 Initiative, whose aim is to create equitable outcomes.

The Mayor also hopes to realize a universal early childhood education program, increase youth access to city recreation opportunities, and work with BUSD to expand classroom facilities. As one of the two councilmembers on the 2x2 Committee, the Mayor collaborates with BUSD on issues ranging from parking, to homelessness, to establishing Berkeley as a Sanctuary City.

 

Student Ballet Folklorico

 

 

The Berkeley Promise

Berkeley Promise is a college access and matriculation scholarship initiative that helps Berkeley public school graduates advance on a path that starts with community college and leads to an earned degree or certificate. Through Berkeley Promise, select Berkeley students receive $1,500 in scholarship funds while attending BCC, and can apply for an additional $8,000 if they transfer to a four-year college or university. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Promise Scholarship Program web page.

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