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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 | 3251 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 | 3009 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 | 3294 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 | 4067 Views

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Waldorf School moving to Mountain View

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula, a private school currently based in Cupertino and Los Altos, is relocating and expanding...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Old Ben, on Mar 25, 2011 at 9:42 am | 1 comment | 3851 Views

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 | 4626 Views

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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 | 3379 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 | 3426 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 | 6186 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 | 3149 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 | 3012 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 | 3803 Views

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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 | 4311 Views

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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 | 8565 Views

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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 | 3091 Views

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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 | 3944 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 | 3485 Views

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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 | 4006 Views

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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 | 3077 Views

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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 | 3930 Views
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