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SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school could close down Stevenson PACT

Drawing new lines for school attendance boundaries can be a tricky task that always leaves someone dissatisfied, and that...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jul 1, 2015 at 5:28 am | 178 comments | 14922 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle school entrepreneurs compete at Crittenden's Startup Weekend

Silicon Valley is immersed in a startup culture where innovative ideas, backed by investors, seem to sprout up every day....

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 8, 2015 at 8:17 am | 2 comments | 4243 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Drama teacher dropped despite student outcry

Students and parents showed up en masse Monday at the Mountain View-Los Altos school board meeting to oppose the district's...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Mar 17, 2015 at 9:54 am | 37 comments | 9350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force balks on school facilities issue

Calling the entire process rushed and saying they lacked critical information, members of the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by csea member, on Mar 25, 2015 at 7:32 am | 142 comments | 7363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure N plans still up in the air

Anyone looking for a definitive answer on how the Los Altos School District plans to spend $150 million in bond money is...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jk, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 18 comments | 3101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustee comes under fire as parents grill school board

Controversy over former superintendent Craig Goldman's $231,567 severence agreement with the Mountain View Whisman school...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Simpler Still, on Mar 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm | 42 comments | 3001 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Artificial turf called into question

A local legislator is pushing to ban the use of artificial turf made of rubber from used tires as an overlay for fields amid...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by True, on Mar 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm | 8 comments | 3028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Questions raised over Foothill project

Plans are underway at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District to construct a new $18 million administrative building...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Mar 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 2643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board rejects closing down Theuerkauf

After a marathon discussion last week that drew an overflow crowd of parents, members of the Mountain View Whisman school...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Educator, on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:14 am | 34 comments | 5688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Medical Foundation doctors issue advice on youth mental health

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatrics department took an unprecedented step into the community debate on teen well-being,...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by DepressedStudent, on Mar 29, 2015 at 6:07 pm | 2 comments | 2520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Mountain View afford a new school?

Members of the Mountain View Whisman's Boundary Advisory Task Force are poised to decide whether it's the right time to open...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by New Parent, on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:45 pm | 44 comments | 5111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staying in school

Talking to middle school kids can be tough, but not for Arnel Pajarillo. At "The Beat" after-school program at Graham Middle...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 27, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 1 comment | 2657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district aiming to buy San Antonio property

When the Los Altos School District passed a $150 million bond last year, the top "wishlist" item among district staff and...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Insanity, on Apr 8, 2015 at 2:02 pm | 35 comments | 6117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big changes in top staff at school district

Big changes are on the way for the Mountain View Whisman School District, and with it will come some new faces in the district...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by JL, on Apr 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 3735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School's out in June for innovative Theuerkauf principal

Long-time Theuerkauf Elementary School Principal Connie Sawdey announced she will be retiring at the end of the school year,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Connie Sawdey, on Apr 3, 2015 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fitting a new Whisman school into the budget

Time is money for school districts looking to build new classrooms and upgrade infrastructure, as construction costs in the...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm | 5 comments | 2947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School's out in June for innovative Theuerkauf principal

Long-time Theuerkauf Elementary School Principal Connie Sawdey announced she will be retiring at the end of the school year,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Good luck to you, on Apr 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm | 4 comments | 3071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide

In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Fred, on Apr 11, 2015 at 9:26 am | 3 comments | 3693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preschool raises enough money to move

After almost a year of campaigning for donations, parents and teachers at the Mountain View Parent Nursery School finally...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Karen, on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm | 2 comments | 3973 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Healdsburg superintendent tapped to lead MVLA

After four months of searching, board members at the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District announced Tuesday they...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stephanie Mae, on Apr 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 5 comments | 4204 Views
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