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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Creative charter school wins renewal

Even after it won a 5-2 vote last week from the county Board of Education to renew its charter for five years, Bullis Charter...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Honest Abe, on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm | 36 comments | 4066 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA is Bay Area's first district to go all-green

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is the first district in the Bay Area to have all of its campuses and facilities...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by A few facts, on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm | 6 comments | 2282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman debates roll-out of 'transitional kindergarten'

Education officials with the Mountain View Whisman School District are debating how to best introduce a "transitional kindergarten"...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Headache, on Nov 2, 2011 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 2182 Views

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Superintendent suspicious of NCLB waiver

Although he has repeatedly criticized the No Child Left Behind act for being too restrictive, Craig Goldman, superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by gcoladon, on Nov 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 1969 Views

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LASD loses Bullis suit on appeal

A California appellate court has ruled that the Los Altos School District has not provided "reasonably equivalent" public...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by LASD needs to change direction, on Nov 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm | 33 comments | 5944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman teachers get small raise

After two short days of negotiations, teachers and administrators with the Mountain View Whisman School District have reached...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2011
Last comment by Teacher, on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 2170 Views

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New school boundaries in store for MV Whisman?

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are considering changing the attendance boundaries of three local elementary...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Castro community, on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm | 31 comments | 3802 Views

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LASD to appeal in Bullis legal fight

There's no end in sight to the legal battle between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School. At the school...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by haroldbarton@hotmail.com, on Nov 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm | 32 comments | 3203 Views

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Teachers quick to accept new package

With both sides obviously aware that money is extremely tight this year, teachers and the Mountain View Whisman School District...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2011
Last comment by Observrer, on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:54 am | 1 comment | 2037 Views

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MV Whisman eyes new school bond

Local elementary and middle school district officials are weighing whether to put a bond measure on the 2012 ballot, and...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Ned, on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 6 comments | 7870 Views

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MV Whisman eyes new school bond

Local elementary and middle school district officials are weighing whether to put a bond measure on the 2012 ballot, and...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by John Doe, on Nov 24, 2011 at 3:00 am | 1 comment | 2153 Views

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Whisman near decision on boundary change

The superintendent of the Mountain View Whisman School District is confident that the community approves of his district's...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by children aren't test scores, on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:43 am | 14 comments | 2738 Views

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Los Altos district continues to battle Bullis

The years-long legal battle between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School is not over yet, and the litigation...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jewish Mom, on Dec 27, 2011 at 2:01 pm | 112 comments | 4850 Views

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Google bridges will do no harm

We were happy to see the City Council's change of heart concerning Google's plan to build up to three small bridges across...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by MV resident, on Dec 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 2161 Views

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Charter school squabble misguided

It is time for the Los Altos School District (LASD) to turn down the rhetoric and accept that it can no longer refuse to...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2011
Last comment by Michael, on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:58 am | 26 comments | 12504 Views

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MV Whisman district board approves boundary changes

On Dec. 8, the district's board of trustees unanimously approved the new boundaries, which will shift future students among...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 15, 2011 at 9:17 am | 3 comments | 3351 Views

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Kids get hands-on with nature

Fifth-graders from Huff Elementary and a handful from a Crittenden Middle School combination class spent a recent week at...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment | 4423 Views

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Google gives to local schools in 2011

Christmas came early and frequently this year for local schools, as Mountain View-based Google played Santa Claus -- donating...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2011
Last comment by Nicole, on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm | 7 comments | 3288 Views

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Deer Hollow needs volunteers

Deer Hollow Farm is looking for volunteers to teach students visiting the 150-year-old farm. Deer Hollow hosts more than...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Eileen, on Jan 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 2219 Views

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Cuts and more cuts threaten school budgets

The governor's recently published budget proposal is further complicating the already difficult task of planning for next...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2012
Last comment by Where does all the money go?, on Jan 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm | 2 comments | 2312 Views
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