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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Impasse in teacher salary talks

Tension between the Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union has reached a tipping point. The Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by @ another concerned parent, 10 hours ago | 99 comments | 6034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forum eyes causes, solutions for inequalities in math education

The California Legislative Black Caucus kicked off a statewide town hall tour on math misplacement, the practice of putting...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by look around , 10 hours ago | 6 comments | 238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect

A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by car driver, on Sep 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 45 comments | 3588 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Con: Two views on Measure N, the Los Altos district school bond

Vote against a school bond? How can anyone argue that? It would truly take a most unusual circumstance to motivate such a...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Local resident, on Sep 29, 2014 at 10:43 am | 6 comments | 315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special School Board Meeting on Teacher Negotiations

Community, in case you are interested in the topic, and haven't heard, a Special Meeting of the local elementary school...

Original post made by Steven Nelson on Sep. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 71 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Springer families save energy to fund school

Why have a bake sale when you can turn off the lights and adjust the thermostat? A Bay Area tech company has partnered up...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Matthew Levene, on Sep 24, 2014 at 10:28 am | 2 comments | 1320 Views

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation to get $7.5M grant

Silicon Valley Community Foundation in Mountain View will receive $7.5 million from the federal Social Innovation Fund to...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Sep 23, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 4 comments | 1029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Crime briefs: Walmart arrests, cocaine sales and laptop theft

Three are arrested outside Walmart, concert-goers arrested on cocaine possession charges and detectives track down suspects...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by USA, on Sep 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 1301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers demand higher pay from school district

Teachers packed the room to air their grievances at the Mountain View Whisman district board meeting last week, as part of...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 20, 2014 at 9:10 am | 41 comments | 4048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School districts decry new state reserves law

Local school boards have come out against a last-minute trailer bill, passed with the state budget, that would force school...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Charter Parent, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 9 comments | 1691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVWSD new middle school re-construction photos

The First Phase of the Middle Schools construction has 'more than 9/10' finished and our Program Manager - Greystone West,...

Original post made by Steven Nelson on Sep. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 97 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tempting kids with tastier hot lunches

Kids may be on the fast track for gourmet meals at school -- or, at least, better meals. Following a report that student...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Haha, on Sep 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 6 comments | 2268 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's popular muralist Greg Brown dies

Greg Brown, a Palo Alto muralist whose elaborate, realistic and often whimsical depictions of crooks, aliens, cunning animals...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by eyes wide open, on Sep 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 2 comments | 3034 Views

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Letters to the Editor

<B>How did we get into this mess? Read the full story here http://www.mv-voice.com/print/story/2014/04/25/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Wayne Jebian, on Sep 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm | 1 comment | 140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA shows strides in closing achievement gap

Test scores and grades are improving across the board for minority students, according to a report from the Mountain View-Los...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Julie Stone Lopez, on Sep 5, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 1 comment | 1401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Child abuse alleged against preschool teacher

A special investigative unit within the Mountain View Police Department is looking into child abuse allegations at a local...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Sep 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm | 8 comments | 1935 Views

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 Any PRIVATE school, on Aug 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 67 comments | 3231 Views

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Mountain View Educational Foundation hosts Home Tour Sep. 28

Join the Mountain View Educational Foundation (MVEF) for our 2014 Home Tour on Sunday, September 28 from 1:00-5:00. The tour...

Original post made by MVEF on Aug. 25, 2014
There are no comments yet. 170 Views

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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 Concerned Teacher, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 4 comments | 2459 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 | 5577 Views
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Steins, sausage and spaetzle: Mountain View hosts second Oktoberfest
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,171 views

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Yes on Measure B to improve our quality of life and public safety
By Steve Levy | 6 comments | 927 views

I Can't Get a Word In
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Cellphone Charging Challenges
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