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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 | 4195 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 | 3422 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 | 3883 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 | 3676 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 | 3048 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 | 6185 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 | 4682 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 | 6966 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 | 2019 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 | 2691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3933 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 | 18433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 5855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 8036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County officials warn of measles exposure

Santa Clara County Public Health Department officials today confirmed that a person infected with measles may have exposed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by JP, on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 8 comments | 4901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where to draw the line?

School boundaries in Mountain View aren't working particularly well for the Mountain View Whisman School District. Officials...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Plan for growth, on Feb 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm | 8 comments | 6279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Artificial turf called into question

A local legislator is pushing to ban the use of artificial turf made of rubber from used tires as an overlay for fields amid...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by True, on Mar 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm | 8 comments | 3492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVHS grapples with water restrictions

Mountain View High School has done an exceptional job of scaling back water usage, slashing 68 percent of irrigation water...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2015
Last comment by Ignorant Citizen, on Aug 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm | 8 comments | 3741 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former school board member to lead Monta Loma

Teacher and former Mountain View Whisman school board member Gloria Higgins will be the new principal of Monta Loma. Higgins,...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by J, on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm | 8 comments | 2377 Views
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