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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 | 3404 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 | 7612 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 | 2439 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 | 3263 Views

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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 | 2917 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 | 3259 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 | 2331 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 | 3117 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 | 2605 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 | 2959 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 | 3158 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 | 5743 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 | 2214 Views

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Craig Goldman's first year

Nearly a year after taking the helm of the Mountain View Whisman School District, Craig Goldman feels he has done a good...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 24, 2011 at 7:05 am | 2 comments | 2988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Googlers get down and dirty at Stevenson

About 400 Googlers gathered at Stevenson Elementary School on June 16 to help clean classrooms and paint walls as part of...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2011
Last comment by Mama, on Jun 23, 2011 at 7:37 pm | 1 comment | 2846 Views

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Former school teacher paid $225K in settlement

A former elementary school teacher who resigned in 2009 was paid $225,000 in a legal settlement with the Mountain View Whisman...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by The Eye, on Jul 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm | 16 comments | 3027 Views

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High school district must dip into savings

Local high schools will not suffer greatly next year, despite the fact that the Mountain View-Los Altos district plans to...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2011
Last comment by Sid, on Jul 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 2293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District pays ex-teacher $225K settlement

A former elementary school teacher who resigned from her position at the beginning of the 2009 school year was paid $225,000...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2011
Last comment by Moved Away, on Jul 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 2218 Views

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MV Whisman district finances looking rosier

The Mountain View Whisman School District anticipates having more money next school year than it had in 2010-11, thanks to...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by LASD Dad, on Jul 15, 2011 at 10:17 pm | 5 comments | 2146 Views

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Parents fed up with school district's wait list

More than 170 would-be elementary and middle school students have been placed on the Mountain View Whisman School District's...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 20, 2011 at 3:20 pm | 4 comments | 2441 Views
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