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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools will be hardest hit by falling property values, assessor says

The Santa Clara County Assessor's Office today announced $21.4 billion in property value reductions on approximately 118,000...

Original post made on May. 24, 2010
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm | 3 comments | 2175 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barbershop Boys make time for harmony and homework

With the help of a local barbershop quartet, a group of junior high schoolers have formed The Barbershop Boys. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2010
Last comment by Crittenden mom, on Jun 25, 2010 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 2429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Whooping cough epidemic hits California

State and local health officials are calling the recent rise in cases of whooping cough an epidemic, and encouraging people...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Really?, on Jun 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm | 3 comments | 2512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Merger won't fly

We doubt if the Santa Clara County grand jury's idea to save money by merging the three local school districts will generate...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Jul 17, 2010 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 2421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Starting the school year off right

Showing that they have learned a lesson, the Mountain View Whisman school board has adopted a new policy on nepotism to prohibit...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2010
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 8, 2010 at 5:02 pm | 3 comments | 3609 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When 'Donors Choose,' students win

When it comes to getting kids interested in school, nothing beats things that flash. At least that's what Elizabeth Gomez...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Sep 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm | 3 comments | 2557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Test scores don't tell the whole story

As parents who send our kids to public school in Mountain View, my wife and I appreciated the two recent articles in the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by eric, on Sep 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 3 comments | 3027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos high Eagles ready to spread their wings

There aren't many people who can say they've seen a blue eagle. But each year they flock to Los Alto High School's football...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Jose Velez, on Oct 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm | 3 comments | 3056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district plans WiFi upgrade

The local high school district is laying the groundwork for what it predicts to be an increasingly wireless future, and plans...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by A Proud Black Man, on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm | 3 comments | 3519 Views

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Over 1,000 new homes for Google?

The City Council is expected to take a major step forward with a plan for the future of Mountain View on Tuesday, Dec. 7....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2010
Last comment by confused reader, on Dec 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 3170 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Council: thumbs up to teen center at Rock Church

A majority of the City Council on Tuesday gave life to idea that's been a long time coming in Mountain View -- an adequate...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2011
Last comment by A Senior, on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 2837 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minimally Qualifed Teachers at MVWSD Middle Schools

I encourage all parents to research the credentials of their children's teachers. Some results are shocking. One 8th grade...

Original post made by MVWSD Watchdog on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by Ned, on Sep 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 2532 Views

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More technology equals better students, teachers say

MERIT -- Making Education Relevant and Interactive Through Technology -- is a year-long course taught by Foothill faculty...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jessica, on Aug 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 3214 Views

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Teaching the teachers

In an effort to improve math and science scores, the Mountain View Whisman School District has begun contracting with an...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2011
Last comment by Nicole, on Jan 31, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments | 2507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

So hard to say goodbye

It's not easy to let go, as Theuerkauf Elementary School kindergartner Justin, 5, and his dad BJ discovered Monday in teacher...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Cece, on Aug 25, 2011 at 6:27 am | 3 comments | 2351 Views

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Local schools top last year's test scores

Mountain View schools scored better than the statewide average on the California Standards Test, officials from both local...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by JS, on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments | 2527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

President's jobs bill could help schools

As President Barack Obama began touring the country in an attempt to sell his new $447 billion jobs bill, the head of the...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Sep 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm | 3 comments | 2312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County awarded $750K grant

The U.S. Justice Department has awarded Santa Clara County a $750,000 "Second Chance" grant to help reintegrate youth from...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm | 3 comments | 2197 Views

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MV Whisman teachers get small raise

After two short days of negotiations, teachers and administrators with the Mountain View Whisman School District have reached...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2011
Last comment by Teacher, on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 2248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google bridges will do no harm

We were happy to see the City Council's change of heart concerning Google's plan to build up to three small bridges across...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by MV resident, on Dec 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 2225 Views
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