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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos School District enrollment drops as charter school expands

Los Altos School District's enrollment has declined for the fifth year in a row, driving down the district's total enrollment...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by Pathological privileged, on Nov 7, 2019 at 8:22 am | 12 comments | 4003 Views

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Late for the bell no more: School districts seek to delay start times

Students in Mountain View's public schools could be getting an extra half-hour of shut-eye each morning, as school districts...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by kehlar, on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm | 5 comments | 3435 Views

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County supervisors vote to expand school mental health programs for troubled kids

Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to find new ways to link children and teens with mental health...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Nov 4, 2019 at 3:00 pm | 2 comments | 3647 Views

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No Halloween for Vargas Elementary

Ghouls, witches, zombies and sundry spooky frights won't be making an appearance at the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by mvrenter, on Nov 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm | 22 comments | 6058 Views

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Mountain View school test scores rise, but some students fall behind

Most public schools across Mountain View saw modest gains in test scores this year, with some making huge strides in student...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by What Stinks in the D.O., on Oct 27, 2019 at 5:42 pm | 7 comments | 3930 Views

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Bullis Charter drops enrollment preference while blasting Los Altos district for divisiveness

Bullis Charter School will not give priority enrollment to students residing in wealthier areas, marking the latest development...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by SRB, on Oct 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm | 33 comments | 5343 Views

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At long last, Midpeninsula will have a mental health center where teens can walk in for help  

A yearslong effort to open a first-of-its-kind youth mental health center in Palo Alto reached a major milestone on Tuesday:...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Oct 22, 2019 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 2499 Views

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A 'chronic public health issue': Stanford officials troubled by campus sexual assault data

Nearly 40% of undergraduate women who have attended Stanford University for four years have experienced some form of nonconsensual...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 18, 2019 at 9:52 am | 9 comments | 2200 Views

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Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by CA Native, on Oct 17, 2019 at 5:27 pm | 2 comments | 1912 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 Coincidence , on Oct 17, 2019 at 2:50 pm | 10 comments | 2704 Views

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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 @Loss of Instructional Time , on Oct 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm | 30 comments | 5437 Views

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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 | 2128 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 | 3230 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 | 28555 Views

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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 | 5256 Views

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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 | 5538 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 | 2608 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 | 2800 Views

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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 | 2227 Views

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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 | 3713 Views
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