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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Falling short on fluency

Mountain View Whisman School District students learning English saw their language proficiency languish or even regress last...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2019
Last comment by Frank Richards, 5 hours ago | 29 comments | 2856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Probation, community service and a $9,500 fine for Menlo Park parent sentenced in college admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio of Menlo Park, the first local parent to be sentenced in the nationwide college admissions scam, received...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2019
Last comment by clearly money cannot by integrity, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 823 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bay Area helpline for mental health launches statewide

A Bay Area mental health call line is now available to all Californians thanks to millions of dollars in state funding that...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2019
Last comment by silly, on Oct 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm | 2 comments | 1063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district drops plans to relocate Freestyle Academy

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is giving up on plans to move Freestyle Academy, a cutting-edge art and...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Freestyle Alum's Mom, on Oct 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1644 Views

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Los Altos School District hosts Saturday meeting for input on Bullis Charter School

The Los Altos School District is soliciting public input on how to use a future campus in Mountain View and long-term plans...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Enrollment, on Oct 6, 2019 at 2:01 pm | 10 comments | 1850 Views

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Mountain View High School student dies by suicide, grief counseling available

Grief counseling and support services are available at Mountain View High School after a student died by suicide this week,...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2019
Last comment by Isabel , on Oct 3, 2019 at 10:30 pm | 3 comments | 23826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cupertino resident pleads guilty to molesting boys at Sanyu Learning Center in Mountain View

A volunteer accused of molesting two children at the Sanyu Learning Center in Mountain View in 2017 pleaded guilty earlier...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 1, 2019 at 5:37 am | 2 comments | 3657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman School board balks at safe parking program for homeless students

Mountain View Whisman school board members rejected the idea of offering homeless students a safe parking program at one...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Sep 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm | 13 comments | 4380 Views

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'Rape is not a punishment for getting drunk.' Chanel Miller speaks out during her first interview about being sexually assaulted by Brock Turner

Chanel Miller was at the center of one of the most high-profile sexual assault cases in recent years. Until now, the world...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2019
Last comment by A Fog, on Sep 23, 2019 at 3:07 pm | 1 comment | 1689 Views

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Letters to the editor: Teacher lawsuit, climate change, Caltrain

A collection of recent letters to the editor about a lawsuit filed against Mountain View Whisman School District, climate...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sean Murphy, on Sep 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 6 comments | 1992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County sets hearings on Stanford general-use permit

Launching into the final phase of the review process for Stanford University’s application for a permit to add development...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2019
Last comment by Josh, on Sep 22, 2019 at 10:23 pm | 1 comment | 1681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students walk out as part of worldwide Climate Strike

About 50 Los Altos High School students walked out of class and marched to Mountain View City Hall shortly before 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2019
Last comment by deny climate change, on Sep 22, 2019 at 8:20 pm | 35 comments | 2595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher claims Mountain View Whisman district failed to prevent rape, assaults

A former Theuerkauf Elementary School teacher filed a civil suit last month against the Mountain View Whisman School District,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2019
Last comment by Gaby, on Sep 20, 2019 at 8:19 pm | 30 comments | 9606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill that would provide overnight parking for homeless community college students pushed to next legislative session

The author of legislation that would require California community colleges to open their parking lots overnight to homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm | 2 comments | 2045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staffing shake-up at Bullis Charter School

Bullis Charter School's board of directors quietly agreed over the summer to transition its longest serving administrator...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by A Tired Parent, on Aug 30, 2019 at 12:29 pm | 32 comments | 5957 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At long last, Mountain View Whisman's new Vargas Elementary School opens its doors

Excitement hung in the air Monday morning as hundreds of kids and parents streamed into the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Old Steve, on Aug 27, 2019 at 4:01 pm | 12 comments | 6620 Views

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HOA dispute leaves new school in the dark

A dispute between PG&E and a Mountain View homeowners' association means the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School will...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by MVResident, on Aug 23, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 1827 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind UC's 'admission by exception' side door: sports, money, diversity — and secrecy

While it's unclear if admissions by exception played a direct role in the college cheating scandal, it has surfaced as a...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2019
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 20, 2019 at 3:41 pm | 1 comment | 1515 Views

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Waldorf School offering new Parent & Infant Classes!

Waldorf School of the Peninsula is proud to offer a new monthly Parent & Infant Circle beginning in September as part of...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Aug. 8, 2019
Last comment by Vaccines, on Aug 9, 2019 at 3:48 pm | 1 comment | 212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Mental health doesn't go away over the summer:' Local organizations see spike in demand for services

Local youth-counseling organizations are seeing a rise in demand during the summer, a time of the year when many teens and...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2019
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