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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents up in arms over digital math program

It sounds like a perfect fit for a school district based in the heart of Silicon Valley: a "smart" math curriculum -- administered...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Parent, 2 hours ago | 89 comments | 12690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District abruptly drops digital math program

After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced Thursday that it will end its...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by @What did the school district learn?, on Jan 16, 2017 at 9:58 am | 20 comments | 3490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidate's advertorial snafu

A candidate running for the local elementary and middle school district's board of trustees said he thought he was being...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1021 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New classrooms on the way for LAHS

Students in Los Altos High School's weight room will go from pumping iron to pushing pencils next fall, after district officials...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by MVLA, on Jan 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 1135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graham School secretary dies; services this Friday

Jan Austin, the school secretary at Graham Middle School and longtime Mountain View Whisman School District employee, died...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Patricia, on Jan 12, 2017 at 11:50 am | 5 comments | 3123 Views

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Hackathon for high-schoolers wins an encore

Los Altos High School senior Aashia Mehta isn't quite at the point where she can script a killer new app on her own. However,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by Trudy, on Jan 7, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 2292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents up in arms over digital math program

It sounds like a perfect fit for a school district based in the heart of Silicon Valley: a "smart" math curriculum —...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Alice, on Jan 6, 2017 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV schools take on big challenges in 2016

It's been a busy year for all three of Mountain View's local school districts. Whether it's building new schools, closing...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2017
Last comment by Former MVWSD parent , on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:51 pm | 2 comments | 2135 Views

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A second chance at higher education

It may sound too good to be true, but a Mountain View-based education company is giving anyone who lives or works in Mountain...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2016
Last comment by De Anza College adjunct professor, on Dec 31, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 5 comments | 5979 Views

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Parents react to new school attendance boundaries

More than 150 families went to school Monday night to weigh in on new attendance boundaries designed to balance enrollment...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Cfrink, on Dec 29, 2016 at 2:02 am | 47 comments | 6252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home Front: Christmas Tree Lane, cooking class

Christmas Tree Lane, crocheting class and Chinese New Year cooking -- a round-up of local home and garden news and events....

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2016
There are no comments yet. 794 Views

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MV Whisman board aims to put parcel tax on May ballot

In a bid to avoid lawsuits and a major challenge at the ballot box, the Mountain View Whisman school board on Thursday night...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Randy Guelph, on Dec 22, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 24 comments | 3480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First winter Spare the Air alert today

The first winter Spare the Air Alert in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for today, officials with the Bay Area...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Dec 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm | 4 comments | 1358 Views

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New school boundaries on the horizon

It's a touchy subject that's bound to affect property values and leave some people disappointed, but the Mountain View Whisman...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Mt. View Neighbor, on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 31 comments | 10475 Views

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Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership

Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Nov 30, 2016 at 2:35 pm | 1 comment | 1799 Views

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MVHS teacher returns to classroom after dust-up over Trump comments

Mountain View High School teacher Frank Navarro returned to the classroom Monday after school administrators put him on paid...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by MVHS Spartan, on Nov 19, 2016 at 7:08 pm | 47 comments | 7083 Views

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LASD board race: Johnson edges ahead

As election results poured in Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, North Los Altos resident Bryan Johnson pulled ahead...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Johnson fan, on Nov 17, 2016 at 7:36 pm | 6 comments | 4383 Views

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LASD ditches plans for El Camino school site

It's back to the drawing board for the Los Altos School District. After seven months of closed session meetings to consider...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Hold on to your hats, on Nov 17, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 16 comments | 2785 Views

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More fireworks in the Mountain View Whisman boardroom

Things got ugly at the Mountain View Whisman School District's board meeting, when a tense argument between trustee Steve...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by MV Parent, on Nov 12, 2016 at 7:50 am | 13 comments | 3135 Views

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Khan Academy's experimental school is thriving

Earlier this year, 12-year-old Ana Zeiger did what many middle school-aged students fantasize about: she stopped attending...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 11, 2016 at 11:01 am | 19 comments | 6216 Views
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