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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal funding at risk as schools miss test targets

Two local elementary schools have failed to hit state-defined education targets for two consecutive years. That failure has...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Laid Off Teacher, on Sep 13, 2010 at 1:38 pm | 23 comments | 4329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Starting the school year off right

Showing that they have learned a lesson, the Mountain View Whisman school board has adopted a new policy on nepotism to prohibit...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 3788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New superintendent peddles optimism for MV Whisman school district

Former lawyer Craig Goldman -- who has been in education for 20 years as a teacher, principal and administrator -- takes...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Laid Off Teacher, on Sep 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 3924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When 'Donors Choose,' students win

When it comes to getting kids interested in school, nothing beats things that flash. At least that's what Elizabeth Gomez...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Sep 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 2702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jobs, classes, services cut in Foothill-De Anza budget

Courses have been discontinued, positions have been eliminated, pay packages have been downsized and faculty are overworked...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Numbers, on Oct 6, 2010 at 11:21 pm | 33 comments | 3795 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New charter school seeks high school district's OK

There could be a new charter school in town. Citing a need for Silicon Valley students to better understand global culture...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by How about talking to the community?, on Oct 1, 2010 at 12:06 am | 6 comments | 3079 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Test scores don't tell the whole story

As parents who send our kids to public school in Mountain View, my wife and I appreciated the two recent articles in the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by eric, on Sep 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 3 comments | 3157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Enrollment jumps at MV Whisman

Enrollment is up substantially this fall at local elementary and middle schools. Officials speculate that the marked -- and...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by MV Mom, on Sep 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm | 14 comments | 3212 Views

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. 24, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 3245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local Police Activities League raises money at Shoreline

Guests at this year's [http://www.mvpal.org/ Mountain View Police Activities League] banquet were wined, dined and if they...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Thom, on Sep 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm | 1 comment | 3157 Views

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 | 3055 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 | 3425 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 | 3508 Views

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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 | 3193 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 | 4440 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 | 4638 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 | 3320 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 | 3474 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 | 3734 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 | 3311 Views
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