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SCHOOLS & KIDS

52 teachers could lose jobs

A total of 52 teachers in the Los Altos School District have been notified that they may lose their jobs -- an announcement...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by "JUST THINK ABOUT IT", on Mar 31, 2011 at 4:36 pm | 24 comments | 4121 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shoreline joint powers pact gets final OK

With the unanimous approval of the high school district's board of trustees, the new Shoreline Community joint powers agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 9, 2011 at 9:31 am | 8 comments | 2932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local girls embrace a sporting life

The Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative -- a non-profit organization that provides free extra curricular athletic activities...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by christy, on Mar 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm | 1 comment | 3003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google gives $1 million to local schools

This morning Google announced it is giving $1 million to local elementary and middle schools with a grant aimed at helping...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm | 33 comments | 5445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School nurses race to keep up

With only three nurses to watch over nine schools, and with a growing number of children with medical issues that require...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Apr 21, 2011 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 2742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos schools need Measure E

As the state comes closer to a financial meltdown, local school districts are struggling to insulate themselves from a worst-case...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by David, on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm | 2 comments | 2707 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local robotics team heads to world championships

A group of local teenagers is heading to Florida to test their robotics skills in an international competition. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Robbie, on Apr 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm | 5 comments | 3357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will I get in? Can I afford it?

Applying to college has always been both exciting and exhausting. In 2011, however, with peers boasting on Facebook, unprecedented...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Proud Slug, on May 12, 2011 at 12:13 pm | 7 comments | 3748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Yikes, on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:36 am | 23 comments | 7907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD parcel tax ekes out a win

By a slender margin, Measure E, a new $193 annual parcel tax to benefit local schools, eked out a victory. Needing a two-thirds...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by localmom, on May 17, 2011 at 10:26 pm | 2 comments | 2686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary school district to drop Title I

The Mountain View Whisman School District has decided not to accept Title I federal funding next year. Taking the money would...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by localmom, on May 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm | 5 comments | 3516 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ghysels lands top job at Menlo Park school district

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 14, 2011
Last comment by localmom, on May 17, 2011 at 10:01 pm | 4 comments | 3138 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cuts to preschool program will have ripple effect

Preschool services for the children of some local adult school students will be significantly cut back next year, an official...

Original post made on May. 16, 2011
Last comment by Suggestion, on May 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 7 comments | 3528 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donation aims to help Castro students

With the help of a private donation, Castro Elementary School has begun a program aimed at improving the language skills...

Original post made on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm | 2 comments | 2599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Most local schools post high API scores

Schools in Silicon Valley earned consistently higher marks on standardized tests than other schools throughout California,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Reva, on May 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm | 17 comments | 3386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Einstein comes to life

When the chattering, giggling children are coaxed to silent attention, the wild-eyed and frizzy-haired man bursts into Theuerkauf...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by MV Mom, on Jun 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 2908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Program boosts kids to college

The MVLA Community Scholars Program, founded in 2000, awards four-year, renewable college scholarships to bright, high-performing,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Frustrated, on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:46 pm | 6 comments | 3241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making the grade

Students, teachers and administration at Alta Vista High School work hard to make it to graduation, making each year's commencement...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Alice, on Jun 10, 2011 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 3497 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Magical' class of 2011

Unseasonably dreary weather couldn't darken the mood of Los Altos High School's 2011 graduating class, who made up for the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Jun 12, 2011 at 4:12 pm | 1 comment | 6338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rabbi, school officials to discuss youth challenges

A rabbi and top officials from three local school districts will explore "challenges young people face in today's high-stress...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Old Ben, on Jun 21, 2011 at 4:47 pm | 2 comments | 2478 Views
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