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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'

A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both local parents and hundreds of thousands of dollars...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by mom, on Mar 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm | 8 comments | 2616 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district committee will judge enrollment exemptions

Mountain View Whisman School District families unhappy with their child's assigned school can take it up with the district...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2019
Last comment by Yep on Bubb, on Mar 8, 2019 at 9:08 am | 11 comments | 4826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magical Bridge Playground faces funding crunch

The fundraising drive for Magical Bridge Playground in Mountain View is facing a heightened sense of urgency as the deadline...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by Love it!, on Mar 8, 2019 at 9:04 am | 27 comments | 7041 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Man arrested for alleged child porn possession

A Los Altos man was arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography last week, police said Tuesday. Read the full...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves cuts despite concerns from parents, staff

In a reluctant but unanimous vote, Mountain View Whisman school board members last week approved a long list of cuts to bring...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2019
Last comment by Shameful, on Mar 3, 2019 at 7:49 pm | 36 comments | 4466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District seeks applicants for charter school board

The Mountain View Whisman School District is calling on community members to apply for a leadership position overseeing Bullis...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2019
Last comment by ST parent, on Feb 27, 2019 at 5:37 pm | 8 comments | 3285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letters to the editor: Feb. 22, 2019

This week, letters to the editor about school budget cuts, international politics, and jobs and housing. Read the full story...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2019
Last comment by @ Christopher Chiang, on Feb 25, 2019 at 9:14 pm | 7 comments | 2997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State officials skeptical of low homeless student numbers

California is currently facing the worst homelessness crisis in recent memory, yet hundreds of the state's school districts...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2019
Last comment by another reader, on Feb 25, 2019 at 2:41 pm | 8 comments | 3221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights leader sets sights on childhood education

Dolores Huerta had a whole lot of advice for young Mountain View Whisman students looking to make a difference in the world. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2019
Last comment by Elephant in the room, on Feb 12, 2019 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 3374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New coding curriculum ahead for MV Whisman schools

Fueled by a $100,000 grant from Google to introduce computer science into local classrooms, the Mountain View Whisman School...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2019
Last comment by John Panzer, on Feb 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm | 2 comments | 3035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis raises red flags over plan for three-way charter school split

Bullis Charter School's board of directors raised a lot of concerns Monday night over the Los Altos School District's plan...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2019
Last comment by ResidentSince1982June, on Feb 9, 2019 at 2:38 pm | 37 comments | 5454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big cuts coming for Mountain View schools

The Mountain View Whisman School District is looking to cut positions and drop programs as a means to scale back the size...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2019
Last comment by ST parent, on Feb 3, 2019 at 5:08 pm | 26 comments | 9788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board agrees to put Bullis at Stevenson campus

Calling it the best option in a bad situation, Mountain View Whisman school board members voted 4-1 Thursday night to put...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2019
Last comment by @ ST Parent, on Feb 1, 2019 at 8:20 am | 62 comments | 8507 Views

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Mountain View man sentenced to 15 years on child porn charges

A Mountain View man was sentenced last week to more than 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to producing and...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preschool poised for major statewide expansion

Just three days after taking the oath of office, California's new governor laid out an ambitious plan to create statewide,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2019
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 29, 2019 at 1:42 am | 5 comments | 5616 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preschool poised for major statewide expansion

Just three days after taking the oath of office, California's new governor laid out an ambitious plan to create statewide,...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2019
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Jan 25, 2019 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis may be spread across three LASD campuses

In just a few short weeks, the Los Altos School District will need to figure where to put 200 students already enrolled in...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2019
Last comment by ResidentSince1982, on Jan 21, 2019 at 2:14 pm | 40 comments | 6678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents rally against plans for Mountain View charter school

An open letter signed by a broad coalition of Mountain View Whisman School District parents is calling on Bullis Charter...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by ST parent, on Jan 12, 2019 at 3:19 pm | 7 comments | 6434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bullis should hit pause on Mountain View plan

While Bullis Charter School has the ability to charge ahead and expand into Mountain View under state law that favors charter...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2018
Last comment by Bloviate, on Jan 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm | 73 comments | 8334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Satisfying sushi

At Octopus Japanese Restaurant in Menlo Park, the sushi rolls are more traditional, assembled with care and very generous...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1800 Views
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