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Santa Clara County wants to put millions into child care

The county is poised to invest millions in child care services and workforce development in an attempt to stave off an ongoing...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2023
Last comment by ivg, on Mar 1, 2023 at 6:52 am | 1 comment | 1444 Views


Unfit to teach? Palo Alto teacher accused of rape had a checkered history in local schools

Palo Alto Unified administrators knew of physical education teacher Peter Colombo's criminal history more than a decade ago...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2023
Last comment by Another MV Resident, on Feb 18, 2023 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 4977 Views


Why California still doesn't mandate dyslexia screening

Experts agree early diagnosis is key to helping dyslexic students learn to read, yet the statewide teachers union and others...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2023
Last comment by Kathy Thibodeaux, on Feb 13, 2023 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 1979 Views


Years in the making, teacher and school staff housing project is under construction

After years of planning, negotiation and preparation, construction is underway in Mountain View to build subsidized housing...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3211 Views


Schwab Learning Center opens new dyslexic-friendly 'innovation lab'

With its new home at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, the Schwab Learning Center's reach is now expanding beyond Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 28, 2023 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 2305 Views


Weather, inflation impact high school construction, but progress continues

Inflation and recent inclement weather have posed challenges for projects at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, but...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2023
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jan 24, 2023 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 1835 Views


Mountain View Whisman school board runs into disagreements over electing its leaders

It wasn't picking who will lead the school board that caused controversy, but rather deciding who will be second in command,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2023
Last comment by SalsaMusic, on Jan 21, 2023 at 7:33 am | 3 comments | 3149 Views


Connecting students with caring adults, Mentor Tutor Connection makes an impact

Los Altos-based nonprofit Mentor Tutor Connection provides hundreds of local students with mentors and tutoring each year,...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2023
Last comment by J Randall, on Jan 9, 2023 at 6:46 am | 1 comment | 2347 Views


Year in Review: Learning to live with COVID-19 and getting back to business on big issues in Mountain View

In Mountain View, 2022 was about getting back to business on some of the pre-pandemic issues -- the housing crisis, homelessness...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2023
Last comment by JAFO, on Jan 6, 2023 at 10:39 pm | 6 comments | 4119 Views


Mountain View Whisman sees standardized test scores drop, mirroring county and state trends

Mountain View Whisman's scores fell this spring after years of largely consistent improvements, results that are in line...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 24, 2022 at 7:24 am | 1 comment | 2895 Views


New mental health beds could be ready starting next month in Santa Clara County

Long wait times, staffing shortages and other issues at county-run behavioral treatment centers have led the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 23, 2022 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 2872 Views


Ellen Wheeler honored for two decades on Whisman school board

More than a dozen local leaders turned out on Thursday night, Dec. 8, to honor long-time Mountain View Whisman school board...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2022
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Dec 11, 2022 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 2529 Views


City and school district team up for bike safety workshops for Mountain View students

The city of Mountain View's Safe Routes to School program has partnered with the Mountain View Whisman School District to...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2022
Last comment by Frank Richards, on Nov 22, 2022 at 1:36 am | 11 comments | 4244 Views


Former Trustee Juan Aranda has Passed Away

It was shared at last night's MVWSD school board meeting that former trustee Juan Aranda has passed away. While he passed...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Nov. 18, 2022
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Nov 18, 2022 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 394 Views


MVLA sees standardized test results improve, despite the pandemic

Local high schoolers' performance improved on standardized tests this spring compared to before the pandemic, results that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Nov 8, 2022 at 3:51 pm | 1 comment | 2193 Views


MVLA board candidate Carrol Titus-Zambre allegedly threatened student journalist

Carrol Titus-Zambre, a candidate for the Mountain View Los Altos High School District's board, allegedly threatened a high...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Jackie Cashen, on Oct 14, 2022 at 7:48 pm | 3 comments | 5617 Views


Low-income students are more likely to be in classrooms with underqualified teachers

A persistent teacher shortage has forced many California school districts to hire teachers who aren’t fully credentialed...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 24, 2022 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 2197 Views


Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 21, 2022 at 10:49 pm | 5 comments | 2289 Views


Why it's so hard for kids in crisis to access the mental health care they need in Santa Clara County

Peninsula teen Brian has battled depression and suicidal behavior since he was 10 years old. When he was in crisis, his family...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2022
Last comment by Kieran, on Sep 16, 2022 at 9:00 am | 4 comments | 5566 Views


Pine cones damaging cars prompts Mountain View Whisman board to remove trees

Faced with nearly two dozen cars damaged by falling pine cones in recent years, Mountain View Whisman is moving ahead with...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by DonKeedick, on Sep 9, 2022 at 9:52 pm | 11 comments | 4174 Views
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