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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 | 3144 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 | 3985 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 | 4386 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 | 3810 Views

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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 | 16634 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 | 3306 Views

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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 | 2446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3299 Views

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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 | 3324 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 | 1553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4921 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 | 6192 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 | 3597 Views

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A change of pace for teen mental health

The Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District has picked one of its own long-time behavioral therapist to head the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Charlotte Ross, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 9 comments | 3105 Views

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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 | 3723 Views

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Mini-park deal reveals SFPUC policy problems

Officials with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission are pledging to re-examine their real estate policies in light...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Legal Concerns, on Mar 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 9 comments | 2925 Views

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Uncertainty ahead for MV Whisman budget

Dozens of teachers working in Mountain View Whisman School District poured into the May 19 school board meeting to show solidarity...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm | 9 comments | 2695 Views

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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 | 7463 Views

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Math program's flaws hidden from school board, public

For Mountain View Whisman School District's elected board members, the cascade of problems that flowed from the ill-fated...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Parent, 8 hours ago | 9 comments | 2794 Views
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