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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite budget concerns, LASD teachers to get raises

School officials at the Los Altos School District have agreed to give 3 percent raises to teachers and other employees this...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by James Thurber, on Feb 8, 2016 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 2296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No easy fix for high school stress

School officials at the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District are in the midst of crafting a policy to lighten the...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Greg, on Feb 26, 2016 at 9:01 am | 18 comments | 3699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should priority be summer school or teacher training?

School officials at the Mountain View Whisman School District are hunting for ways to boost student achievement, following...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm | 26 comments | 4366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making Mountain View schools a little greener

The Mountain View Whisman School District's school board got a glimpse last week of what it would be like to bring green...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Community Member, on Feb 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 2178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google's student privacy policies called into question

In the heart of Silicon Valley, it's no surprise that Mountain View schools are moving full steam ahead adopting new technology...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Feb 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm | 3 comments | 5857 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district poised to use controversial bond issuance

The Mountain View Whisman School District is moving forward with an aggressive school construction schedule, and school officials...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 28, 2016 at 12:05 pm | 10 comments | 2451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Courts order release of student data

Personal information, including social security numbers and home addresses, for some 10 million California students may be...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Learn please, on Feb 24, 2016 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments | 3029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New LASD school plans hit speed bump

City and school district officials in Los Altos trying to find a home for a 10th school campus say they will keep working...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 4, 2016 at 9:04 am | 45 comments | 5596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mini-park deal reveals SFPUC policy problems

Officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are pledging to re-examine their real estate policies in light...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Legal Concerns, on Mar 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 9 comments | 2920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lynda Steele, former Abilities United director, dies

Lynda Steele advocated over four decades for the rights of persons with developmental disabilities, shepherding a movement...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by Alice H., on Mar 8, 2016 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 1835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Time to act collaboratively for county's at-risk kids

I remember the conversation well. I was talking to a constituent, a neighbor, at a community gathering. Out of the blue,...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Mar 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm | 3 comments | 2236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district reboots boundary, other task forces

The Mountain View Whisman School District is seeking parents and community members to be a part of three task forces this...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by PACT parent, on Mar 20, 2016 at 6:42 am | 7 comments | 2654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board relaxes standards for English learners

Students learning English in Mountain View schools will have an easier path to joining their peers in regular classes, now...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by BD, on Mar 15, 2016 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 2260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student homelessness on the rise in MV schools

Silicon Valley may be the center of job growth and economic prosperity in California, but a greater number of families with...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2016
Last comment by @mvresident2003, on Mar 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm | 23 comments | 4498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos council dumps new school committee

The Los Altos City Council decided last week to stop working with the Los Altos School District, which is seeking a site...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2016
Last comment by DavidR, on Mar 25, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 26 comments | 3823 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman schools hit with big wait lists

Parents looking to send their kids to some of the city's highest-performing schools in August had better get ready to wait...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by Oh man, on Mar 20, 2016 at 9:24 pm | 33 comments | 5719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District could build apartments for teacher housing

The Mountain View Whisman School District took small steps towards addressing a big problem Thursday night, when board members...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2016
Last comment by From Santa Clara, on Aug 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 44 comments | 6426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen mental health program set to expand

An intensive El Camino Hospital program designed to teach high school students how to cope with serious mental health conditions...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2016
Last comment by Donna & John Shoemaker, on Mar 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm | 4 comments | 2613 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Head of CHAC resigns suddenly

The head of the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) resigned late last week after serving as the nonprofit agency's...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by Reason, on Mar 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments | 4238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New homework policy aims to ease teen stress

Calling it a key strategy for reducing stress and anxiety among high school students in a highly competitive environment,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by In case you forgot!, on May 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 14 comments | 4416 Views
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