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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Test scores rise, but schools stuck in 'program improvement'

The Mountain View Whisman School District is entering its second year of what is known as "program improvement," even though...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by James, on Sep 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm | 1 comment | 2787 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local rugby league is growing

At the end of last year, Paul Lynch set out to create the largest youth rugby league in California. This year, according...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Araceli, on Feb 20, 2011 at 12:19 am | 5 comments | 3082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, school staff OK salary freeze

Teachers and staff of the local high school district have agreed to forego salary increases for two years. The pay freeze,...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by "Just Think About It", on Oct 9, 2010 at 2:47 pm | 5 comments | 3137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos high Eagles ready to spread their wings

There aren't many people who can say they've seen a blue eagle. But each year they flock to Los Alto High School's football...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Jose Velez, on Oct 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm | 3 comments | 2918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school test scores off slightly

Local high school students averaged higher SAT and ACT scores than their peers throughout the state and nation this year,...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2010
Last comment by Linda H, on Feb 25, 2015 at 8:00 am | 5 comments | 4033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher says faculty is overworked

Increased class sizes, a longer school day, stacks of new paperwork and more special needs children -- accompanied by fewer...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by "edukator", on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm | 18 comments | 4208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Co-op preschool 'running out of time'

The Los Altos Parent Preschool is still on the hunt for a new home after being notified earlier this year that its lease...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm | 1 comment | 2956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students boot up classmates

Two local high school seniors are taking old, unwanted computers donated by the community, repairing essential components...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Hardin, on Nov 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 3105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district plans WiFi upgrade

The local high school district is laying the groundwork for what it predicts to be an increasingly wireless future, and plans...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by A Proud Black Man, on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 3 comments | 3348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Be a mentor and change a kid's life

A study says that deterring one at-risk youth from a life of crime saves an estimated $2.6 million to $5.3 million. In that...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2010
Last comment by Cliff, on Nov 20, 2010 at 6:13 pm | 1 comment | 2985 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New special ed PTA helps parents, teachers

It isn't easy raising a child with a learning disability. Nor is it a simple task to teach one. Mountain View resident Christine...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2010
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 28, 2010 at 10:32 am | 2 comments | 3539 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New special ed PTA helps parents, teachers

In an effort to generate support and awareness for the special needs population in local elementary and middle schools Christine...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sam, on Jun 25, 2011 at 9:20 am | 4 comments | 2992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Over 1,000 new homes for Google?

The City Council is expected to take a major step forward with a plan for the future of Mountain View on Tuesday, Dec. 7....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2010
Last comment by confused reader, on Dec 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 3011 Views

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CHAC sees recession's toll from the frontlines

An army of counselors on 30 school campuses in the Mountain View and Los Altos area say they are seeing higher rates of divorce,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2010
Last comment by BV333, on Dec 4, 2010 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 3737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get raise, bonus

Teachers in Mountain View elementary and middle schools will see higher salaries next year along with a one-time, 1.5-percent...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2010
Last comment by PTA Dad, on Dec 19, 2010 at 7:38 am | 5 comments | 3177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District: No need to re-open Slater School

A need for revenue and the low population of students surrounding the Whisman neighborhood has the local elementary and middle-school...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by really?, on Dec 29, 2010 at 10:10 am | 5 comments | 3316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class breaks down college barriers At-risk kids learn how to get into higher education

Sometimes, the most important step in getting at-risk youths to consider college is simply getting them to believe they can...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Jan 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm | 2 comments | 2340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tough year for public education

A nationwide recession, combined with a $19.1 billion state budget deficit, forced local school officials to make some difficult...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2011
Last comment by UJ, on Jan 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm | 7 comments | 3014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class breaks down college barriers

Sometimes, the most important step in getting at-risk youths to consider college is simply getting them to believe they can...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2011
Last comment by soundsgood2me, on Jan 5, 2011 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 2438 Views

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Much more than a driver

As the sun begins its groggy crawl over the Diablo Range, Janice King is checking signal lights, kicking tires and verifying...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by parent, on Jan 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm | 9 comments | 3082 Views
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