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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cuts likely as school construction costs soar

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are past the point of cutting whistles and bells to stay within budget for...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Patrick Neschleba, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:29 am | 20 comments | 4270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Going to high school? There's an app for that

Mountain View High School is celebrating its fourth annual STEM Week, giving students a closer look at what it might be like...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Oct 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 3 comments | 1928 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huff principal wins national recognition

It's been all good news for Huff Elementary School lately. The school received the National Blue Ribbon School award for...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2015
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Nov 10, 2015 at 11:00 am | 13 comments | 4358 Views

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Board OKs $43M plan for Castro School

Last night marked a victory for parents and school staff at the shared Castro and Mistral elementary School campus. After...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Old Steve, on Nov 11, 2015 at 10:07 am | 19 comments | 2982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An elegant 'Proof'

David Auburn's "Proof" is a slim, sneaky wonder of theatrical storytelling. TheatreWorks stages an outstanding production...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs $43M plan for Castro School

Last Thursday marked a victory for parents and school staff at the shared Castro and Mistral elementary schools' campus....

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by John, on Nov 13, 2015 at 7:54 am | 1 comment | 530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Few students expected, despite city's housing growth

In the Mountain View Whisman School District, nothing has been more of a political football this year than enrollment projections....

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Old Steve, on Nov 19, 2015 at 8:24 am | 39 comments | 4134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools hatch plan to narrow stubborn achievement gap

In an effort to raise test scores among Mountain View's low-income and minority students, the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by Ken M., on Nov 26, 2015 at 10:32 am | 19 comments | 4384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Majority of board wants to reopen Slater School

On no uncertain terms, four of the five Mountain View Whisman School District's board members agreed Thursday night that...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Just wondering, on Dec 6, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 30 comments | 5068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents worry about tough new standards for English learners

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided last week to hold off on rigorous new standards that would make it harder...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Parent , on Dec 1, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 9 comments | 3149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Audit finds big problems in MV schools

Closing the achievement gap in Mountain View schools may require big changes from the top down. A recent educational audit...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Another MVWSD Parent, on Dec 4, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 13 comments | 4647 Views

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 | 1743 Views

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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 | 6530 Views

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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 | 2215 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 | 6747 Views

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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 | 4142 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 | 3457 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 | 2713 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 | 3215 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 | 3443 Views
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