Helpful Links

Berkeley Schools Websites

Berkeley Unified School District (BUSD)

Parent Teacher Association

Berkeley PTA Council
The Peralta District PTA
The California PTA
The National PTA


Parent Resources

Berkeley Parents’ Network – Bay Area parents offer advice and suggest resources for everything under the sun
Childhood Matters/ Nuestro Niños – weekly English and Spanish radio broadcasts for parents
Our Family Coalition – promotes the rights and well-being of Bay Area lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families
New York Public Library-recommended Parenting websites – a comprehensive “Best of the Web” list by NYPL staff


Local Interest

City of Berkeley
Berkeley Public Libraries


Education Resources

World Book Encyclopedia is available to all Berkeley Unified students through the District’s subscription. Ask your school librarian for the user ID and password for Emerson.


Education and Testing Websites

Great Schools Just For Kids
Education Week (weekly news)
California Department of Education
California Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) 
STAR sample test questions and information
California Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) data
California Common Core State Standards
EngageNY Common Core Curriculum


Fun Places to Visit

Lawrence Hall of Science
East Bay Regional Parks
Oakland Zoo