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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 We all know why that is, on Oct 1, 2014 at 4:46 pm | 2 comments | 3104 Views

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Preschool racks up funds for new site

The Mountain View Parent Nursery School has raised big bucks in an effort to move to a new location next year, coming up...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Lynda, on Oct 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 2352 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All about the budget

Class was back in session at the Oct. 9 Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting, as members of the community...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by SVTA Robo-calls, on Oct 21, 2014 at 10:41 pm | 2 comments | 2413 Views

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Palo Alto teen killed on tracks Tuesday

A 16-year-old Palo Alto male died on the train tracks early this morning, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn has confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Liz, on Nov 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 3453 Views

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Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history,...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by Scott Lamb, on Jan 21, 2015 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 3845 Views

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Questions raised over Foothill project

Plans are underway at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to construct a new $18 million administrative building...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Mar 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 2991 Views

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Medical Foundation doctors issue advice on youth mental health

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatrics department took an unprecedented step into the community debate on teen well-being,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by DepressedStudent, on Mar 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 2799 Views

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Preschool raises enough money to move

After almost a year of campaigning for donations, parents and teachers at the Mountain View Parent Nursery School finally...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm | 2 comments | 4357 Views

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MVLA Superintendent-elect Jeff Harding has some explaining to do

In googling Jeff Harding, I see that he fired some well-liked coaches, much to the dismay of students and parents. And they...

Original post made by incognito on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Yah, it's kinda the law, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:41 am | 2 comments | 1984 Views

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Luring kids back to hot lunch

School officials in Mountain View have been pushing for what they call "21st century learning" in the classroom for years....

Original post made on May. 16, 2015
Last comment by J, on Jan 22, 2016 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 1899 Views

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District names new Landels principal

Stephen Chesley, a long-time administrator at Graham Middle School, has been selected to take up the torch as principal of...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 2 comments | 3299 Views

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Khan Academy to offer free, online SAT prep

Mountain View-based online education company Khan Academy is hoping to disrupt yet another traditional educational platform...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by MVLA district parent, on Jun 5, 2015 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 3566 Views

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Filling bellies during summer break

Thousands of Mountain View kids who rely on free and reduced-price meals during the school year may have a little more to...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by I hear ya, on Jun 10, 2015 at 8:56 am | 2 comments | 2929 Views

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Mountain View Whisman ratchets up spending

Residents who demanded that the Mountain View Whisman School District spend down its $20 million reserves may have gotten...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Ooops, on Jun 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm | 2 comments | 1978 Views

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Pricey Castro School project gets $10M in cuts

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided on June 24 to move forward with a $42 million construction project at Castro...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by just saying, on Jul 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm | 2 comments | 2339 Views

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Students take on MV social justice issues

Immigration, policy brutality and the high cost of living are all hot-button issues that are sure to draw a crowd, and here...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2015
Last comment by Prithvi and Padma Singh, on Aug 9, 2015 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 1845 Views

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Tech upgrades in store for high school students

It would be hard to spot the difference as students head back to school this week, but Google's ubiquitous presence in Mountain...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm | 2 comments | 3552 Views

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School district to hire new PIO

Communication between the community and the district office has been spotty for the Mountain View Whisman School District...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Tamara Wilson , on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:36 am | 2 comments | 3322 Views

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Alternative styles praised in local Teacher of the Year winners

Two teachers in Mountain View who have taken their teaching techniques off the beaten path, inspiring students and peers...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Sep 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm | 2 comments | 3970 Views

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Special ed resource fair on Friday

The Learning Challenges Resource Fair, an annual event with the goal of linking families with special education and mental...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jan 22, 2016 at 7:13 am | 2 comments | 1815 Views
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