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ELECTIONS

Is censure enough for Steven Nelson?

The normal collegiality of the Mountain View Whisman board of trustees was ripped apart with the election of Steven Nelson...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by LMGTS, on Jul 1, 2015 at 10:12 am | 9 comments | 3387 Views

ELECTIONS

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. 2, 2016
Last comment by Advocacy, on Sep 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm | 9 comments | 1514 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COMING UP: Panel discussion on Prop 13

This Thursday, a speaker panel at Mountain View City Hall will address an issue that has vexed California voters for 30 years:...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2008
Last comment by mike klock, on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm | 8 comments | 4802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PACT ready to strike out on its own

It will be bittersweet for the district's popular parent participation program when it says goodbye this spring to Castro...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Christine, on Feb 23, 2009 at 11:36 am | 8 comments | 3115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View native grabs hold of Hubble

Mountain View's Megan McArthur, an astronaut who is part of the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to repair the Hubble Space...

Original post made on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Ned, on May 25, 2009 at 5:49 pm | 8 comments | 2979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accountability for tenured teachers

When local school officials reassigned a controversial elementary teacher to a middle school for the upcoming academic year,...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Kyle, on Jul 7, 2009 at 9:49 pm | 8 comments | 2876 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV, LA high schools ranked among top 600

Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are among the top 600 public schools in the country among a list of 21,000, according...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2009
Last comment by localmom, on Aug 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm | 8 comments | 4318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More students biking to school this year

A PTA-sponsored program to get more Mountain View High students to bike to school is seeing more participants than ever this...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on Sep 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm | 8 comments | 2807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In defense of Maurice Ghysels

I am writing to voice my support for Maurice Ghysels. My wife and I have lived in Mountain View for 12 years. Our two daughters...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2009
Last comment by ER, on Nov 6, 2009 at 10:50 pm | 8 comments | 6829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Landslide victory for high school bond measure

Supporters of Measure A made their voices heard yesterday, soundly approving the bond, which will help build new classrooms,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by Question, on Jun 12, 2010 at 11:40 am | 8 comments | 2156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New superintendent peddles optimism for MV Whisman school district

Former lawyer Craig Goldman -- who has been in education for 20 years as a teacher, principal and administrator -- takes...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2010
Last comment by Laid Off Teacher, on Sep 13, 2010 at 1:39 pm | 8 comments | 3779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shoreline joint powers pact gets final OK

With the unanimous approval of the high school district's board of trustees, the new Shoreline Community joint powers agreement...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 9, 2011 at 9:31 am | 8 comments | 2932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castro kids go bananas over reading

Castro School's principal, Judy Crates, donned a full gorilla suit on Sept. 8 -- following through on a promise she made...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Ned, on Oct 2, 2011 at 8:26 pm | 8 comments | 3315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google gives 200 laptops to local high schools

Google is donating 200 used laptops to Mountain View high schools, as part of its ongoing efforts to support science, technology,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by creditWhereDue, on Sep 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm | 8 comments | 3065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district on track with budget

Public schools throughout California, shouldn't be expecting a great year when it comes to federal and state funding, but...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Jun 27, 2012 at 6:36 am | 8 comments | 2553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not everyone happy with EDI

While the superintendent of Mountain View's elementary and middle schools has touted the success of a new district-wide educational...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Teachers Make the Difference, on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 5719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Khan in the classroom

Khan Academy, the internet teaching sensation, will have a bigger presence in the classroom. Mountain View's elementary and...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm | 8 comments | 4100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Clucking over books

Castro students are no chickens when it comes to books. They egged on Castro School Principal Judy Crates as she bucked convention...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by Chick-fil-haay!!!, on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:23 am | 8 comments | 6374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Council ponders big changes after slew of car-pedestrian collisions

Council members finally weighed in on the community's discussion of bike and pedestrian safety last week, with some members...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm | 8 comments | 1628 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Furor erupts over sex, drug stories in school paper

For the second time in less than a month, high school district officials have come under fire from a group of parents upset...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Michal Krupa, on Feb 15, 2013 at 4:52 pm | 8 comments | 2546 Views
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