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SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD board members call it quits

Two board members at the Los Altos School District are leaving on a high note this year. Following approval of the five-year...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Decertify?, 5 hours ago | 28 comments | 1253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district kicks off the school year

There've been some big changes over the summer for the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District -- some more visible...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Chester F?, on Aug 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm | 3 comments | 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents shocked at after-school care rate hike

Maria Schexnayder didn't think much of it when the YMCA delayed registration for after-school daycare by a few weeks. When...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by debbie, on Aug 21, 2014 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 4938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's back to school for Mountain View

It was an emotional moment for kindergarten parents at Monta Loma Elementary when the 8:30 bell rang and their kids filtered...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by MVDad, on Aug 19, 2014 at 10:29 pm | 2 comments | 1604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

14 arrested in connection with arson fire

Police have arrested 14 people in connection with a fire that burned a house in the 1700 block of Fordham Way in the early...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by What about the victim(s), on Aug 19, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 105 comments | 21553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD bond measure on the horizon

Faced with growing enrollment, packed campuses and difficult shared-space agreements with Bullis Charter School, the Los...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by WHO GETS THE MONEY?, on Aug 17, 2014 at 11:27 am | 100 comments | 3593 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A summer boost for kids

Fighting off the summer brain drain can be tough for families that can't afford expensive summer camps, but two parents from...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by LASD parent too, on Aug 7, 2014 at 5:15 pm | 27 comments | 3387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District, charter school votes to OK agreement

After a marathon mediation meeting that ended at 4 a.m., both the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School boards...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Where the money goes, on Aug 1, 2014 at 10:59 am | 18 comments | 2288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Little League should drop religious pledge, stick to baseball

Where would you expect someone to ask my 11-year-old to pledge aloud, in front of hundreds of onlookers, "I trust in God"? Read...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Erik, on Aug 1, 2014 at 8:49 am | 26 comments | 1737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learning through gaming

Trying to get kids into math, even in the age of STEM, can be like pulling teeth. But a local group is looking to change...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2014
Last comment by Tina, on Jul 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 3 comments | 367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD, Bullis pass five-year agreement

After a marathon mediation meeting that ended at 4 a.m., the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School last night...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Looks Suspicious, on Jul 30, 2014 at 11:28 am | 7 comments | 1339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Op-ed: Who's thinking about increased housing's impact on schools?

I read the Voice's issue of July 4 regarding the Village at San Antonio Center development with interest. Agreed, Mountain...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Dinner at 9:30pm, on Jul 29, 2014 at 5:43 am | 15 comments | 2034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Who's thinking about increased housing's impact on schools?

I read the <I>Voice's</I></B> issue of July 4 regarding the Village at San Antonio Center development with interest. Agreed,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by ONGOING LASD SUPPORTER, on Jul 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 54 comments | 2926 Views

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Don't leave your computer at home, kids

Along with pencils, pens and notebooks, students at Los Altos High School need to add something else to their list of school...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Think, on Jul 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 23 comments | 5368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos High survey reveals culture of stress

Students at Los Altos High School are some of the highest-achieving in the nation. And while most will go on to college,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by BackToSleep, on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | 45 comments | 2863 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school, district draft five-year agreement

Litigation and disputes over facilities may be a thing of the past for Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jim L., on Jul 14, 2014 at 11:24 am | 43 comments | 3266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Linda Curtis, on Jul 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 25 comments | 4640 Views

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Foothill grad earns degree entirely online

A Berkeley-bound student who earned his associate's degree entirely online is among nearly 1,000 students who will graduate...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by 15 years in Mountain View, on Jul 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 5 comments | 3140 Views

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Re-imagining hot lunch

Most people don't have fond memories of school lunches, but the Mountain View Whisman School District is taking steps to...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Jul 2, 2014 at 12:30 am | 6 comments | 2224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Waldorf School of the Peninsula Launches Full-day Kindergarten Program

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is pleased to announce expanded hours for its kindergarten program to include a full-day...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Jul. 1, 2014
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