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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District wants charter school data if parcel tax to be shared

The Los Altos School District changed direction this month when board members agreed to share parcel tax revenue with Bullis...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Nothing to hide Bullis?, on Aug 8, 2016 at 3:02 pm | 18 comments | 3251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principal tapped to lead Crittenden

The Mountain View Whisman School District announced that Angie Dillman, a former teacher and assistant middle school principal...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2016
Last comment by Not so, on Aug 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm | 4 comments | 4068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New startup could help teachers buy Bay Area homes

School districts in Mountain View have acknowledged that the high cost of living is putting the squeeze on teachers, making...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Outside MV, on Aug 8, 2016 at 1:42 pm | 1 comment | 800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD agrees to share parcel tax with charter school

The Los Altos School District board of trustees agreed Monday night to put a $223-per-parcel tax on the November ballot....

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by Harm done, on Aug 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm | 7 comments | 2483 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seeking spare rooms to house teachers

It's not easy being a public school teacher in the Bay Area. Teachers in local school districts have made it clear, in one...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by George, on Aug 13, 2016 at 8:37 am | 4 comments | 6336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CSMA to host open house

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) will host a free open house on Saturday, Aug. 20. The event will be held at...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:25 pm | 2 comments | 1460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County heroin overdoses on the rise

The number of people who end up in hospital emergency rooms from heroin overdoses has continued to rise as use of the potent...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 2315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View heads back to school

As if on cue at 7:45 a.m., Huff Elementary School went from a ghost town to a bustling center of activity Monday morning,...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by yeah speeds bumps, on Aug 18, 2016 at 10:32 pm | 6 comments | 8470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stevenson school design overhauled again

The Mountain View Whisman School District spent months considering five options for building new facilities for Stevenson...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by ST parent, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:51 am | 23 comments | 3212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens help peers get their ACT together

Preparing for college admission tests like the SAT and ACT is tough and time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be expensive....

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Charlotte Park, on Aug 19, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two vie for county school-board seat

Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 6, 2016 at 7:59 am | 7 comments | 3338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves big teacher pay increase

Teachers in the Mountain View Whisman School District can rejoice, after school board members unanimously approved a new...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Area woman, on Aug 26, 2016 at 5:23 pm | 14 comments | 3573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No election for high school district this November

Voters won't be weighing in this November on who joins the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District board of trustees....

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by MVWSD resident, on Aug 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm | 1 comment | 1912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS). The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Rick, on Aug 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm | 4 comments | 3450 Views

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Mountain View's test scores show mixed results

The latest test scores show that student performance among Mountain View's most needy students significantly improved last...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 5, 2016 at 8:30 am | 10 comments | 4968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board clashes over trustee's outreach efforts

Emotions ran high at the Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting Thursday night, after a discussion about a board...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Only Five More Meetings.., on Sep 9, 2016 at 12:32 pm | 18 comments | 4431 Views

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Following Turner's release, recall-campaign organizers rally

Local and national elected officials, Stanford University students, sexual-assault survivors, parents and others threw their...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2016
Last comment by dave, on Sep 4, 2016 at 3:18 am | 2 comments | 1775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two vie for open seat on LASD board

Two parents will be facing off this November for a seat on the Los Altos School District board of trustees to replace board...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by ResidentSince1982, on Oct 21, 2016 at 1:37 am | 9 comments | 7583 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen takes a deep dive on research vessel

Last month, Mountain View High School senior Leslie Carrillo-Lorenzo got to pilot one of the world's most advanced deep-sea...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by I_got_mine, on Sep 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm | 1 comment | 2247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More MV students enrolled in higher math

School districts across the state are minimizing the role of parent advocacy in determining what classes students get placed...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 20, 2016 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 2325 Views
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