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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A great ride

Janice King, a school bus dispatcher and driver for the Mountain View Whisman School District has been driving buses since...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by STL Terry, on Jan 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm | 5 comments | 2723 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Funds for schools or jobs downtown?

Some City Council members would like to subsidize a grocery store downtown, but Gov. Jerry Brown's budget, announced Monday,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Mike Laursen, on Jan 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 19 comments | 3332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Colleges slashed but K-12 spared in Brown's state budget proposal

Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed budget cuts drew positive reactions from school officials in local elementary, middle and high...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Roland R, on Jan 18, 2011 at 6:02 pm | 7 comments | 2487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some English learners are lagging

A growing number of elementary and middle school students are learning to speak English in Mountain View schools, although...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on Jan 29, 2011 at 5:57 am | 1 comment | 2391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some English learners are lagging behind

A growing number of elementary and middle school students are learning to speak English in Mountain View schools, although...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 2434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redevelopment districts in limbo

Although there is no certainty that Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to wipe out redevelopment agencies in the state will happen anytime...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 3, 2011 at 1:09 am | 2 comments | 2120 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district's online registration moves at dial-up speed

A woman attempting to enroll her child in the Mountain View Whisman School District said she waited in line for more than...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2011
Last comment by Clyde, on Feb 7, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 23 comments | 3115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos School District to vote on parcel tax

In an effort to make up for falling revenues from state and federal sources, Los Altos' elementary and middle school officials...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Count Me Out Too, on Mar 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm | 62 comments | 5247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castro number-crunchers win at math competition

Two out of nine Castro Elementary school students won awards and placed in the top 10 percent of competing students at the...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sean Takada, on Jan 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm | 9 comments | 2877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents seek larger slice of Shoreline taxes

In one of its most challenging discussions in recent memory, the City Council on Tuesday will talk about the possibility...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by FYI, on Feb 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm | 29 comments | 15361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experts testify on child abuse syndrome in Carbajal case

In testimony that could either support or cast doubt on statements made by the alleged victims in the trial of former Mountain...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Friend, on Feb 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 9 comments | 3364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City concedes to schools a multi-million dollar compromise

In response to pressure from parents and school officials, the city of Mountain View is proposing to give up as much as $13.6...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by oops!, on Feb 7, 2011 at 10:41 am | 5 comments | 2363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools to require new vaccine for pertussis

Starting this fall, California public and private schools will require students in grades 7 through 12 to have a booster...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on May 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm | 5 comments | 2217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City Council supports $13.6 million deal for schools

The City Council pleased the parents who packed the council chambers on Tuesday by supporting a proposal that will give $13.6...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Feb 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm | 16 comments | 3307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Honest Abe relates

Abraham Lincoln, played by Living History actor Ken Boswell, talked about his life to the entire second-grade class at Theuerkauf...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Vicky H., on Feb 14, 2011 at 10:19 am | 1 comment | 2689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Council: thumbs up to teen center at Rock Church

A majority of the City Council on Tuesday gave life to idea that's been a long time coming in Mountain View -- an adequate...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2011
Last comment by A Senior, on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 2778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A huge lift for local schools

In the end, it almost seemed too easy. After a few months of mostly cordial but sometimes heated remarks about why the city...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2011
Last comment by localmom, on Feb 27, 2011 at 11:23 pm | 4 comments | 2802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local student honored on Capitol Hill

Los Altos High School senior Jose Antonio Villanueva was honored at the 12th Annual National Youth Awards Ceremony by the...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2011
Last comment by mvmom, on Mar 1, 2011 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 2524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Quakes much more a concern than a tsunami, experts say

While concern over the possibility of a major earthquake the Bay Area is warranted, an expert from the United States Geological...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by HoleInTheHead, on Mar 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm | 7 comments | 2727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids make the darnedest movies

Students at Graham and Crittenden middle schools, along with a class of second-graders from Landels Elementary School, are...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Kari Lemons, on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 3513 Views
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