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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Attempting to solve a tough equation

The Math Acceleration Program and JustMATH are two free, locally run efforts to help get Mountain View students back on track...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm | 9 comments | 2738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Much more than a driver

As the sun begins its groggy crawl over the Diablo Range, Janice King is checking signal lights, kicking tires and verifying...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by parent, on Jan 13, 2011 at 8:18 pm | 9 comments | 3054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some English learners are lagging behind

A growing number of elementary and middle school students are learning to speak English in Mountain View schools, although...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 5, 2011 at 2:58 pm | 9 comments | 2331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castro number-crunchers win at math competition

Two out of nine Castro Elementary school students won awards and placed in the top 10 percent of competing students at the...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sean Takada, on Jan 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm | 9 comments | 2716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experts testify on child abuse syndrome in Carbajal case

In testimony that could either support or cast doubt on statements made by the alleged victims in the trial of former Mountain...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Friend, on Feb 8, 2011 at 6:16 pm | 9 comments | 3238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer break? Castro School is working overtime

While the majority of campuses in the Mountain View Whisman School District have remained relatively quiet since classes...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Jul 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm | 9 comments | 2505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVLA district seeks fairer grades

Not all A's are created equal. The differences in how teachers grade their students are being scrutinized by a commission...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Aug 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm | 9 comments | 2148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Science camp on lock-down with gunman at large

A shooting in Cupertino caused a science camp in Saratoga to go on lock-down and a number of Mountain View schools to close...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by mom, on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:25 am | 9 comments | 3075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District studies the value of A's and B's

Mountain View and Los Altos high school students may soon see significant shifts in the way teachers assess and grade their...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2012
Last comment by Benefits, on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm | 9 comments | 3453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens hear of Holocaust from survivors

It was standing room-only in Christopher Chiang's world history class at Mountain View High School as Lenci Farkas recalled...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Old Ben, on Jun 7, 2012 at 10:43 pm | 9 comments | 2928 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Transitional kindergarten eases youngest children into the classroom

A lot can happen in a year. Ann Hanneman knows this from both personal experience and the short time she has spent teaching...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Khash, on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm | 9 comments | 15285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No League of Women Voters endorsement, after all

A candidate for the local school board has removed text from his campaign website claiming that he had been endorsed by the...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2012
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 12, 2012 at 8:13 am | 9 comments | 2727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis agrees to two-site solution -- with strings

Bullis Charter School has agreed to what one official described as a "big compromise" in negotiations with the Los Altos...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by reader, on Feb 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 9 comments | 1676 Views

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Trustees approve $50 million in Measure G projects

The Mountain View Whisman School District has a rough outline of how it will spend the first $50 million of its $198 million...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Nick V, on Mar 29, 2013 at 9:55 am | 9 comments | 1967 Views

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MVWSD moving forward with plan to video meetings

The Mountain View Whisman School District is moving along in its plan to film and broadcast board meetings. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Marilyn Ritter, on Apr 3, 2013 at 11:04 am | 9 comments | 2469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School districts decry new state reserves law

Local school boards have come out against a last-minute trailer bill, passed with the state budget, that would force school...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Charter Parent, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 9 comments | 3100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Personal Endorsement from a LASD Board Member

Endorsements 2014 http://lasdobserver.blogspot.com/2014/10/endorsements-2014.html It's election time, and like most folks...

Original post made by Thank You Doug on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by LASD Citizen, on Nov 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 9 comments | 1357 Views

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Teen center debuts in Mountain View

The grand opening of the new Mountain View teen center is set for Friday, Nov. 14, but kids took a tour through the still-under-construction...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Excellent, on Nov 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 9 comments | 4516 Views

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Artificial turf called into question

A local state senator is pushing to ban artificial turf fields that contain rubber from used tires amid concerns that the...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Bull, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 9 comments | 5645 Views

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Board OKs $42 M Castro school project

The Mountain View Whisman school board decided Thursday night to move forward with a $42 million transformation of the Castro...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 2, 2015 at 10:10 am | 9 comments | 3252 Views
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