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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What we know so far about school reopenings in California

Despite limited testing requirements, California schools that have reopened for in-person classes have largely avoided COVID-19...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by klais, on Nov 22, 2020 at 11:11 am | 2 comments | 5181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman school board agrees to move forward with campus fences

The Mountain View Whisman School District is hitting the brakes on its plans to fence off schools, but trustees made clear...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Nora S., on Nov 16, 2020 at 11:52 am | 17 comments | 5313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent proposes Mountain View Whisman schools stay closed until January

Schools across the Mountain View Whisman School District could remain closed until January 2021, following deep concerns...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Nate, on Nov 16, 2020 at 10:05 am | 19 comments | 10355 Views

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Waldorf School of the Peninsula Virtual High School Open House

Join us on Saturday, December 5th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm to learn more! At this live online event, we will showcase our...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Waldorf School of the Peninsula, on Nov 11, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 2 comments | 305 Views

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Proposal to fence off Mountain View Whisman schools sparks outcry over park access

Residents are up in arms over a decision to install fences around Mountain View Whisman school campuses, criticizing a plan...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 9, 2020 at 1:51 pm | 31 comments | 12210 Views

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Incumbents hold edge in Mountain View-Los Altos high school district race

As of 9 p.m. on Tuesday, incumbents Sanjay Dave and Phil Faillace held an edge over challenger Laura Teksler in the Mountain...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 4, 2020 at 3:47 pm | 1 comment | 2907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Berman, Blakely and Chiang take commanding lead in Mountain View Whisman school board race

Early election results Tuesday night show Laura Ramirez Berman, a former school administrator, leading the pack with a huge...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 4, 2020 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 3861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter to the editor: Renaming Huff Elementary

Letter to the editor on the proposal to rename Huff Elementary School in Mountain View Read the full story here https://www.mv-voice.com/news/2020/08/22/letter-to-the-editor-renam...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2020
Last comment by HAB, on Nov 4, 2020 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 4867 Views

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Schools slowly begin to reopen in the Los Altos School District

Tuesday was anything but a normal school day at Egan Junior High School. Attendance as of 9 a.m. was a grand total of three...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2020
Last comment by JamesSweeney, on Nov 2, 2020 at 2:24 am | 4 comments | 7458 Views

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Bay Area schools awarded $12 million to launch campus-based mental health services

Students in schools across Santa Clara and San Mateo counties will soon have better access to mental health services located...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2020
Last comment by Dennis, on Oct 29, 2020 at 11:31 am | 2 comments | 6092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidate's settlement agreement with district bans him from campuses

Manny Velasco, a school board candidate and former employee of the Mountain View Whisman district, signed a settlement agreement...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Oct 14, 2020 at 6:18 pm | 62 comments | 12884 Views

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'Inclusive' playground excluded from reopening plan

The Magical Bridge has stood out as Palo Alto's only playground geared toward visitors of all abilities. But with other playgrounds...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by Free the people, on Oct 14, 2020 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 3852 Views

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Fifth candidate, Manny Velasco, joins race for Mountain View Whisman school board

A longtime Mountain View Whisman School District employee is joining the race for the school board this November, vowing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Sonia Mann, on Oct 13, 2020 at 10:07 pm | 4 comments | 8480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos district's youngest students return to schools, testing safety protocols

All nine of the Los Altos School District's campuses sprang to life this week, with a small number of kindergarten and first...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Oct 13, 2020 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 6914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pac-12 athletics are back, but not yet at Stanford

Although the Pac-12 Conference will allow college athletics to resume in November, sports remain on hold at Stanford under...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Trump tests positive, on Oct 2, 2020 at 12:04 am | 3 comments | 3667 Views

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Three new principals hired as Mountain View schools prepare for distance learning

The Mountain View Whisman School District announced a slate of new hires Thursday night, including three new principals tasked...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 29, 2020 at 12:26 pm | 16 comments | 8792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For a better educational experience, parents band together to create pandemic pods

As the new school year starts virtually, a booming number of parents are forming a separate but parallel educational experience...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2020
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Sep 25, 2020 at 10:59 pm | 5 comments | 5602 Views

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Spanish-language resources help parents deal with challenges of distance learning

While California school districts and counties confront the learning challenges of the pandemic, education organizations...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 25, 2020 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 4494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View, Los Altos high schools to host drive-in graduation ceremonies at Earthquakes stadium area

This year, Mountain View and Los Altos high school's recently graduated senior classes will get to celebrate the end of high...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by RalphJStinson, on Sep 17, 2020 at 6:43 am | 1 comment | 5302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara, San Mateo counties start granting waivers to schools and districts

Two schools and three public districts in Santa Clara County and 14 elementary schools in San Mateo County have been approved...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 10689 Views
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