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SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD to sell density rights to fund new school

After securing the support of the Mountain View City Council last month, the Los Altos School District has been quietly laying...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2017
Last comment by LASD Observer, on Nov 17, 2017 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Co-teaching model to help special ed students

Aiming to prevent students with disabilities from falling behind, the Mountain View Whisman School District is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 17, 2017 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County Board of Education names interim superintendent

The Santa Clara County Board of Education named a new interim superintendent of the County Office of Education on Wednesday....

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2017
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Nov 16, 2017 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

North Bayshore housing: new schools still needed

Thousands of tiny studio and "micro" units proposed to be built in the North Bayshore area are unlikely to add many kids...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by @Francis, on Nov 15, 2017 at 9:50 am | 9 comments | 1564 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Council: North Bayshore development must support schools

Mountain View City Council members agreed Tuesday night that development plans need to include a clear strategy for housing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2017
Last comment by essay typer, on Nov 13, 2017 at 12:14 am | 19 comments | 2960 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A physics lesson with projectile pumpkins

Tuesday afternoon was a sight to behold at Landels Elementary, as one by one, students launched grapefruit-sized pumpkins...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 1716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools develop new kind of transcript

Local schools in the Mastery Transcript Consortium are designing a new transcript that emphasizes student work and mastery...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2017
Last comment by median tuition?, on Nov 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm | 2 comments | 1349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A training ground for new teachers

When it comes to teaching, there are no training wheels. Newly certified teachers fresh out of school often go through a...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2017
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Nov 3, 2017 at 6:20 am | 1 comment | 1716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen arrested in shooting outside 7-Eleven

A 17-year-old was arrested on attempted murder charges Sunday night after he allegedly opened fire on an occupied vehicle...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by Martin., on Oct 31, 2017 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 2912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV school districts struggle to close achievement gap

Efforts to improve the academic performance of Mountain View's neediest students largely fell flat this year, according to...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Me, on Oct 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm | 9 comments | 2387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A mindful approach to teen drug use

For Mountain View teen Max Aboudarham, slipping into heavy drug use happened without even thinking about it. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2017
Last comment by Dave, on Oct 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 1 comment | 1572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Polls find support for high school bond measure

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is gearing up for a potential bond measure next year aimed at accommodating...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by LAHS mom, on Oct 19, 2017 at 10:18 am | 6 comments | 1669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher housing at Cooper Park?

The Mountain View Whisman School District is taking a close look at building workforce housing at Cooper Park, giving teachers...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by John Tucker, on Oct 18, 2017 at 9:11 pm | 40 comments | 1105 Views

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Magical Bridge Playground planned for Mountain View

Mountain View could soon be the latest Bay Area city to build an all-inclusive playspace known as a Magical Bridge Playground....

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2017
Last comment by Olenka Villarreal, on Oct 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm | 3 comments | 2329 Views

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City Council paves the way for a San Antonio school

Calling a neighborhood school and park land a top priority in the San Antonio Shopping Center area, Mountain View City Council...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2017
Last comment by Some info, on Oct 12, 2017 at 11:19 pm | 17 comments | 3354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local group fights to protect immigrant rights

Fear and anxiety spread among the local immigrant community last week after federal immigration officials conducted a nationwide...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by Love, on Oct 9, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 8 comments | 2563 Views

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Middle-schoolers march for DACA

Cheers erupted from a group of Graham Middle School students and teachers as they marched through downtown Mountain View...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Oct 6, 2017 at 10:36 am | 8 comments | 2539 Views

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School board supports limits on open enrollment

The Mountain View Whisman School District is drafting a team of parents and faculty members to take on some of the biggest...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2017
Last comment by Mountain View Old-Timer, on Oct 1, 2017 at 12:23 pm | 46 comments | 4029 Views

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School district struggles to keep special ed staff

Hundreds of California school districts are grappling with an ever-worsening shortage of special education teachers. But...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 5669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents say big questions still remain over Teach to One

Parents in the Mountain View Whisman School District are still uneasy about the handling of a controversial digital math...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Sep 28, 2017 at 11:53 am | 67 comments | 5466 Views
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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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