Next monthly meeting of Berkeley Advanced Learner Support and Advocacy (BALSA): Monday, October 27, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at 2020 Bonar, Room 126. All are welcome!

"Advanced learners and BUSD: Finding the Way Forward Together"

Join Superintendent Donald Evans and Director of Programs and Special Projects Pat Saddler for a discussion of the "State of GATE" in our district. A middle school math coach will also be present to talk about differentiating within the Common Core.

Topics will include:

· Strategies for challenging advanced learners in math and other academic areas

· New proposals for district-sponsored enrichment

· Plans for professional development in differentiation

· The current BUSD rubric for GATE (“Gifted and Talented Education”) identification

More information is available at