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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers frustrated by poor classroom conditions

Improvements are on the way for Mountain View Whisman School District's elementary schools, as Measure G school bond construction...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Dec 11, 2015 at 10:12 am | 18 comments | 2106 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online schools offer education by proxy

Hundreds of kids in the Bay Area are staying home for school this year. Online, "virtual" charter schools are making headway...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gary, on Dec 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm | 1 comment | 6807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike accidents spike by 480 percent

Bike and pedestrian accidents soared in the city of Mountain View this summer including several injury accidents reported...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by Bike Messenger, on Dec 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm | 54 comments | 2671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees butt heads over new school parcel tax

The Mountain View Whisman School District is in the midst of drafting a new parcel tax to put on the ballot next year, and...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Jenny, on Dec 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 44 comments | 9642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County moves closer to opening youth inpatient psych unit

After about six months of staff research and gathering of community input on the utter lack of inpatient psychiatric beds...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by Dana Bunnett, on Dec 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm | 4 comments | 5186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board considers big cuts in school construction plans

The Mountain View Whisman School District must make major cuts to projects on school campuses to get back on budget with...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 27, 2015 at 9:47 am | 25 comments | 4015 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools face widening achievement gap, plan for construction projects

Local schools in Mountain View made big headlines this year, as school districts search for new ways to narrow the achievement...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2015
Last comment by ways to close the achievement gap, on Jan 1, 2016 at 10:15 pm | 7 comments | 3228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New laws taking effect for California drivers in 2016

Several new driving laws will come into effect in the new year aimed at improving safety for child passengers, motorists,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 3712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Trustees, lower the lance and face reality

An open letter from the ==I Voice== to Mountain View Whisman School District board trustees Greg Coladonato and Steve Nelson. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 10, 2016 at 4:56 am | 26 comments | 4306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board critiqued in scathing district audit

Mountain View Whisman School District officials plan to take a long, hard look at their own performance, following the release...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by @ Otto Maddox, on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:44 am | 41 comments | 5852 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fewer students opt for continuation school

Alta Vista High School is getting smaller, as enrollment at the continuation high school shrinks. But officials at the Mountain...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by AllAboutTheKids, on Apr 24, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 5 comments | 2641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents upset over 'hasty' Castro changes

Mountain View Whisman School District staff are looking to scrimp and save to avoid depleting the $198 million Measure G...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Follow the Money, on Jan 19, 2016 at 2:45 am | 44 comments | 7006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From seeds to student lunches

This fall, students can look forward to dining on homegrown carrots, eggplants and tomatillos during lunch. A new program...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2016
Last comment by Mountain View Mom, on Jan 10, 2016 at 8:02 am | 1 comment | 3866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board still split on parcel tax

The Mountain View Whisman School District is just weeks away from the deadline to put a parcel tax measure on the May mail-in...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by No New Taxes, on Jan 19, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 25 comments | 3484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: School district has road map; what's next?

The superintendent, high-level staff and elected board members of the Mountain View Whisman School District have some fairly...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 1112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD ditches plan for MV school site

The Los Altos School District has abandoned plans to build a new school at the site of a Mountain View office building in...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by The Winner, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm | 22 comments | 15102 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos district to ask for $193 parcel tax

Read the full story here http://www.mv-voice.com/news/2016/01/19/los-altos-district-to-ask-for-193-parcel-tax posted Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by @Ron Haley, on Jan 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm | 7 comments | 2604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special ed resource fair on Friday

The Learning Challenges Resource Fair, an annual event with the goal of linking families with special education and mental...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jan 22, 2016 at 7:13 am | 2 comments | 1768 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman postpones parcel tax renewal

In a last-minute decision, the Mountain View Whisman School District's board agreed Thursday night to delay putting a parcel...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jan 26, 2016 at 9:50 am | 20 comments | 3991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent has big plans to raise test scores

The Mountain View Whisman School District could be on the verge of sweeping changes after Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph vowed...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Christina Oran, on Jan 30, 2016 at 9:09 am | 13 comments | 2551 Views
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