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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves big superintendent pay raise

In a 3-2 vote last week, Mountain View Whisman School District trustees agreed to increase Superintendent Ayinde Rudolph's...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by @steven Nelson , 23 hours ago | 26 comments | 1688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD continues to pursue new school site

The Los Altos School District board of trustees agreed Monday night to continue real estate negotiations for a new school...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Facts Abound, on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:19 am | 11 comments | 1061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD school board member steps down early

Los Altos School District board member Tamara Logan announced last week that she is resigning more than two years before...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Wizard of Oz, on Jun 22, 2016 at 6:36 am | 3 comments | 1789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When enrollment swells, special ed students get bumped

Getting moved from one school to another can be jarring for any kid trying to make friends and get used to a new learning...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Janet, on Jun 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm | 14 comments | 3648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD ditches plan for MV school site

The Los Altos School District has abandoned plans to build a new school at the site of a Mountain View office building in...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2016
Last comment by The Winner, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm | 22 comments | 14619 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school makes it into the budget after all

It was all smiles at the Mountain View Whisman school board meeting Thursday night, after board members came together on...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 8 comments | 3090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday $600,000 over three years to support two "critical"...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by John, on Jun 17, 2016 at 3:26 pm | 6 comments | 1137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district could use general fund money for construction

In an ongoing effort to balance a volatile construction budget, administrators at the Mountain View Whisman School District...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by ST parent, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:36 am | 32 comments | 3081 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD parcel tax raises questions over charter school equity

Over the next two months, the Los Altos School District will be hammering out details for a parcel tax renewal slated to...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Issues with Facts, on Jun 13, 2016 at 12:02 am | 26 comments | 2131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Resiliency shines at Alta Vista

Sayra Barrera-Guzman, a graduating senior at Alta Vista High School, had just started her freshman year at Los Altos High...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Dawn, on Jun 11, 2016 at 4:38 pm | 3 comments | 2186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district's new committees met in secrecy

Anyone interested in how the Mountain View Whisman School District might change school boundaries or improve teaching methods...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by MVWSD parent, on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:51 pm | 20 comments | 2778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nelson walks out as school board votes to censure him

Though he walked out of last night's meeting before all four of his colleagues voted to censure him, it was clear that Steven...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Old timer , on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 13 comments | 12379 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 | 1664 Views

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Uncertainty ahead for MV Whisman budget

Dozens of teachers working in Mountain View Whisman School District poured into the May 19 school board meeting to show solidarity...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm | 9 comments | 2085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County eyes safer crossings near Palo Alto, Los Altos schools

Seeking to protect students who use expressway intersections, including one in Palo Alto and two in Los Altos, the Santa...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by Val Reed, on Jun 2, 2016 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 1388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Congrats to the grads

Mountain View's graduation week kicked off with the commencement ceremony for Alta Vista High School on Wednesday evening. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by harvardmom, on Jun 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 987 Views

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 mvresident2003, on May 31, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 63 comments | 4475 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 In case you forgot!, on May 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 14 comments | 3512 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 | 4414 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 | 2999 Views
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