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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer break? Castro School is working overtime

While the majority of campuses in the Mountain View Whisman School District have remained relatively quiet since classes...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Jul 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 9 comments | 2738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students need whooping cough shots before school starts

About a third of Mountain View elementary students still need to get whooping cough booster shots before school starts, and...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2011
Last comment by Jeff C., on Jul 30, 2011 at 7:21 am | 11 comments | 11080 Views

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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 | 3203 Views

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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 | 2498 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 | 2448 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 | 2509 Views

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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 | 2215 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 | 3307 Views

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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 | 2971 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 | 2711 Views

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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 | 2531 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 | 2338 Views

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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 | 2694 Views

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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 | 2332 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 | 2517 Views

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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 | 2621 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 | 3309 Views

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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 | 3063 Views
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