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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View's achievement gap is one of largest in U.S.

Officials at the Mountain View Whisman School District have long acknowledged the achievement gap, a gulf in student performance...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Steve, 54 minutes ago | 40 comments | 2786 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle school entrepreneurs compete at Crittenden's Startup Weekend

Silicon Valley is immersed in a startup culture where innovative ideas, backed by investors, seem to sprout up every day....

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by MVWSD Parent, on May 25, 2016 at 11:22 am | 3 comments | 4327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District spends big to fix up school lunches

It's a little hard to spot, but right next door to all the bustling construction going on at Crittenden Middle School is...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by CMSstudent, on May 24, 2016 at 9:34 am | 10 comments | 2843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher housing idea gains traction among school employees

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are moving full-steam ahead on exploring ways to house teachers in Mountain...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by m2grs, on May 19, 2016 at 2:31 pm | 25 comments | 2737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVHS baseball on the upswing

Mountain View High School's varsity baseball team is playing against San Mateo in the CCS playoffs today at 4 p.m. It's...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by @ Eric, on May 19, 2016 at 6:58 am | 2 comments | 1227 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huff principal to tackle student achievement gap

Armed with ambitious new plans to close the achievement gap, the Mountain View Whisman School District chose Huff Principal...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pay raises ahead for high school teachers

For years, the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District has been home to some of the most well-compensated teachers in...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 13, 2016 at 7:25 am | 17 comments | 2785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big pay raise for high school

5% raise? What are other local school districts offering? $141k to work 10 months a year? This seems obscene...

Original post made by Member on May. 8, 2016
There are no comments yet. 208 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV-Whisman teacher negotiations stalled

Representatives from the Mountain View Educators Association (MVEA) are calling contract negotiations "dead in the water"...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by not misinformed or inaccurate, on May 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm | 24 comments | 3012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos Hills man arrested on charges of molesting boy, possessing child porn

A 54-year-old man accused of molesting a boy for about eight years was arrested in Los Altos Hills last week, a Santa Clara...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Uh, Wow, on May 5, 2016 at 10:12 am | 6 comments | 2615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ditches shared campus plans

Construction plans that would have created facilities shared by Theuerkauf and Stevenson Elementary fell through last week,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by Old Steve, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 35 comments | 3217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman board struggles to balance enrollment

The Mountain View Whisman School District doubled down on efforts to balance enrollment across all the elementary schools...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by Old Steve, on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:01 am | 40 comments | 4466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fewer students opt for continuation school

Alta Vista High School is getting smaller, as enrollment at the continuation high school shrinks. But officials at the Mountain...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by AllAboutTheKids, on Apr 24, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 5 comments | 2050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Solar-powered plane stopping in MV on around-the-world flight

A solar-powered aircraft will be landing in Mountain View this weekend as part of an ambitious mission to make the first...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Apr 24, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 12 comments | 3054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen psychiatric facility could open at El Camino Hospital

Palo Alto's Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Mountain View's El Camino Hospital and Kaiser Permanente could partner to...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Thida Cornes, on Apr 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 2407 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hammering out a brighter future

Students at Alta Vista High School gathered around two thick, wooden frames during lunch last week to watch a craftsmanship...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by ivg, on Apr 13, 2016 at 10:26 pm | 2 comments | 2070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New homework policy aims to ease teen stress

Calling it a key strategy for reducing stress and anxiety among high school students in a highly competitive environment,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ron, on Apr 5, 2016 at 8:24 am | 13 comments | 3225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Waldorf Summer Camp in Mountain View

Waldorf School of the Peninsula Summer Camp is a day camp for children who will be entering grades two through six in the...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Apr. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

new school districts financial release - Ed-data.org (the best)

Ed-data.org has released the newest set of California state data (CDE) to their 'easy to use' web site. Many school district...

Original post made by Steven Nelson on Apr. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New LASD school plans hit speed bump

City and school district officials in Los Altos trying to find a home for a 10th school campus say they will keep working...

Original post made on Feb. 29, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 4, 2016 at 9:04 am | 45 comments | 4510 Views
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