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ELECTIONS

School board member to run for council seat

A late addition to the pool of City Council candidates, Greg Coladonato announced he is running, despite being only halfway...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by School board watcher, on Aug 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 19 comments | 2896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Shop Local' program to benefit schools

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce and the Central Business Association have announced that the city's "Shop Local" program...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2009
Last comment by Sid the Science Kid, on Nov 7, 2009 at 9:25 pm | 18 comments | 4941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The superintendent and the principal

There are reasons why trustees and residents of the Mountain View Whisman School District should be concerned about the recently...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by LK, on Nov 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm | 18 comments | 14237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College facing 'unprecedented cuts'

Community colleges have not been immune to the state's slashes to educational funding, said Foothill College president Judy...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by vfree, on Nov 20, 2009 at 6:10 pm | 18 comments | 3206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Landels given academic achievement award

Edith Landels Elementary School was named a "Title I Academic Achievement Award School," one of 238 in California, by the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2010
Last comment by Big Al, on Feb 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm | 18 comments | 3509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher says faculty is overworked

Increased class sizes, a longer school day, stacks of new paperwork and more special needs children -- accompanied by fewer...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by "edukator", on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:23 pm | 18 comments | 4403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman trustees vote to raise their pay

In a split vote, the Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees voted last week to give themselves a raise. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Interested Reader, on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:30 am | 18 comments | 2217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey shows support for new school bond

A new public opinion survey has local education officials feeling fairly confident that there is enough support from local...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 26, 2012 at 9:26 am | 18 comments | 3372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can't we all just get along?

It seems that Steve Nelson may never get along with the administration of the Mountain View Whisman School District and his...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by USA, on Feb 3, 2014 at 10:30 am | 18 comments | 9771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents shocked at after-school care rate hike

Maria Schexnayder didn't think much of it when the YMCA delayed registration for after-school daycare by a few weeks. When...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by debbie, on Aug 21, 2014 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 8592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District, charter school votes to OK agreement

After a marathon mediation meeting that ended at 4 a.m., both the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School boards...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2014
Last comment by Where the money goes, on Aug 1, 2014 at 10:59 am | 18 comments | 8556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New schools and school leaders ahead

New faces and big changes greeted school districts in Mountain View this year after two superintendents called it quits and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Intelligent Legalities, on Jan 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm | 18 comments | 4721 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 | 3340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustee upset over school board agendas

The normally mundane and uncontroversial process of setting items for future agendas in the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by Internet Referee, on Sep 30, 2015 at 1:32 pm | 18 comments | 1732 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 | 1999 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 | 3278 Views

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 | 2724 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 | 3766 Views

OTHER ISSUES

Eshoo plans 'telephone town hall meetings'

As people across the country pack fiery "town hall meetings" on health care reform, Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Palo Alto, on Wednesday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2009
Last comment by J in Geneva, on Oct 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm | 18 comments | 3690 Views

OTHER ISSUES

EDITORIAL: Eshoo sidesteps health care noise

For Rep. Anna Eshoo, the low-tech telephone, coupled with a high-tech telephone network, proved to be the best way to filter...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by Don Frances, on Aug 31, 2009 at 11:11 am | 18 comments | 3453 Views
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