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SCHOOLS & KIDS

More technology equals better students, teachers say

MERIT -- Making Education Relevant and Interactive Through Technology -- is a year-long course taught by Foothill faculty...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jessica, on Aug 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 3109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teaching the teachers

In an effort to improve math and science scores, the Mountain View Whisman School District has begun contracting with an...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2011
Last comment by Nicole, on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments | 2432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teaching a new way to teach

In an effort to improve math and science scores, the Mountain View Whisman School District has begun contracting with an...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Ron, on Aug 5, 2011 at 8:36 am | 7 comments | 2392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA district seeks fairer grades

Not all A's are created equal. The differences in how teachers grade their students are being scrutinized by a commission...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Aug 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments | 2383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Voices Around Town | Kids and homework

Do you think kids are getting the right amount of homework? Read the full story here http://www.mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4578...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Teacher Mom, on Aug 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm | 4 comments | 2164 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Camp makes calculus kid-friendly

A unique school that teaches high-level science and math concepts to students years earlier than is typical in public schools...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2011
Last comment by James, on Aug 11, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 3234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Homework: quality, not quantity

The head of the local elementary and middle school district said that there will not be a major overhaul of the homework...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by James, on Aug 16, 2011 at 5:44 am | 1 comment | 2903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local district produces more college-ready grads than county, state

Seniors from Mountain View and Los Altos high schools graduated at higher rates last year than their peers in the county...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2011
Last comment by James, on Aug 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | 5 comments | 2631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Girls' Middle School leaves Mountain View

Twelve years after it first opened its doors on Rengstorff Avenue, the Girls' Middle School is moving from Mountain View...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Fyi, on Aug 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm | 6 comments | 2459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

So hard to say goodbye

It's not easy to let go, as Theuerkauf Elementary School kindergartner Justin, 5, and his dad BJ discovered Monday in teacher...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Cece, on Aug 25, 2011 at 6:27 am | 3 comments | 2243 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school: more students, more choices

Mountain View elementary and middle schools are taking on more students this year and adding to their course offerings, and...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2011
Last comment by Seriously?, on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 7 comments | 2597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools top last year's test scores

Mountain View schools scored better than the rest of the state on the California Standards Test, officials from both local...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Peter, on Aug 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm | 1 comment | 2282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools top last year's test scores

Mountain View schools scored better than the statewide average on the California Standards Test, officials from both local...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by JS, on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments | 2435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New CBO for MV Whisman

Terese McNamee is set to start this week as Mountain View Whisman School District's new chief business officer. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2011
Last comment by John the Man, on Sep 3, 2011 at 5:21 am | 1 comment | 2556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castro kids go bananas over reading

Castro School's principal, Judy Crates, donned a full gorilla suit on Sept. 8 -- following through on a promise she made...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Ned, on Oct 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 8 comments | 3220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google gives 200 laptops to local high schools

Google is donating 200 used laptops to Mountain View high schools, as part of its ongoing efforts to support science, technology,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by creditWhereDue, on Sep 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm | 8 comments | 2991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

President's jobs bill could help schools

As President Barack Obama began touring the country in an attempt to sell his new $447 billion jobs bill, the head of the...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Sep 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm | 3 comments | 2225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Science camp on lock-down with gunman at large

A shooting in Cupertino caused a science camp in Saratoga to go on lock-down and a number of Mountain View schools to close...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by mom, on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:25 am | 9 comments | 3265 Views

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Santa Clara County awarded $750K grant

The U.S. Justice Department has awarded Santa Clara County a $750,000 "Second Chance" grant to help reintegrate youth from...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm | 3 comments | 2128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis' charter renewed amid criticism

The Santa Clara County Board of Education renewed Bullis Charter School's charter for an additional five years last night...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by LASD Parent again, on Jan 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 23 comments | 3022 Views
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