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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 | 3014 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 | 4461 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 | 2937 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 | 6893 Views

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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 | 2265 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 | 3924 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 | 3137 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 | 3518 Views

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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 | 3280 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 | 2751 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 | 5898 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 | 4287 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 | 6604 Views

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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 | 1792 Views

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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 | 2607 Views

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Child abuse alleged against preschool teacher

A special investigative unit within the Mountain View Police Department is looking into child abuse allegations at a local...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Sep 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm | 8 comments | 3661 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Help for picky eaters

Stephanie Lau-Chen's children are picky eaters. According to the Mountain View mother, there are only a handful of restaurants...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Victoria, on Oct 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 8 comments | 18058 Views

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Four more arrests in house party arson case

Mountain View police announced Thursday morning that four more people have been arrested in connection with the illicit parties...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Not excited about rape, on Apr 11, 2014 at 7:49 am | 8 comments | 5738 Views

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MV power outage affects thousands

Thousands of PG&E customers in Mountain View are without power this morning, a PG&E spokesman said. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by SanJay, on Jun 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 8 comments | 7763 Views

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Parents upset over growing class sizes

Growing enrollment ratcheted up class sizes at Mountain View schools this year, and parents at Huff Elementary say it's high...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Grade 4 parent, on May 22, 2015 at 12:46 pm | 8 comments | 4428 Views
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