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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents up in arms over digital math program

It sounds like a perfect fit for a school district based in the heart of Silicon Valley: a "smart" math curriculum -- administered...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jack Shultz, on Jun 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 101 comments | 30401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not enough students, not enough money to open ninth campus

Months of long, difficult and sometimes bitter meetings came to a head in a marathon Mountain View Whisman school board meeting...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Huff Parent, on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:04 am | 99 comments | 10591 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tribulations over Bullis begin anew

Members of the Los Altos School District said last Wednesday they were considering suing the county over newly approved enrollment...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2007
Last comment by A BCS Parent..., on Oct 3, 2008 at 11:17 pm | 98 comments | 10476 Views

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Mountain View Whisman board approves new charter school

Mountain View Whisman School District board members voted 4-1 Thursday night to approve a new charter school -- Bullis Charter...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2018
Last comment by ResidentSince1982, on Dec 26, 2018 at 1:49 am | 96 comments | 8499 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos district needs to compromise

Short of the sheriff showing up to escort school children to their rightful classrooms, it does not appear that the Los Altos...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by MV Native, on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:39 pm | 95 comments | 85507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos School District offers to give Egan campus to Bullis Charter School

Leaders from Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District announced a deal Wednesday that gives Bullis most of...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by J, on Apr 29, 2019 at 9:46 am | 90 comments | 13070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis, LASD to enter mediation talks

Officials from the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School have agreed to sit down together in mediation and...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2012
Last comment by Ron Haley, on Feb 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm | 84 comments | 9563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Controversial teacher reassigned to Graham

A former fourth-grade teacher at Huff, who left the school last spring after some parents complained that she was "verbally...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2009
Last comment by Luke, on Jun 20, 2009 at 8:40 pm | 80 comments | 7654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stuck with a half-million-dollar bill

The Mountain View Whisman School District had what seemed to be a slam-dunk plan to improve student performance: a tech-savvy...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by @ Gary, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 80 comments | 14271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis Charter School: District locked us out

A group of Bullis Charter School parents, upset over what they are calling a Los Altos School District-imposed "lockout"...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mayer-Ct, on Aug 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm | 78 comments | 11757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis, LASD battle 'escalating'

The ongoing battle between Bullis Charter School and the Los Altos School District appears to be escalating — with the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by DavidR, on May 9, 2013 at 11:49 pm | 77 comments | 4351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City is growing, public school attendance is dropping

Mountain View schools are facing a strange predicament. The local economy is humming along, people are moving into the city...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:45 am | 74 comments | 16754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD polls: Put Bullis Charter School in Mountain View

Finding a home for Bullis Charter School has been a contentious issue that has split Los Altos School District residents...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2020
Last comment by not a bad idea, on Feb 11, 2020 at 7:19 pm | 74 comments | 5744 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 | 8749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD board members call it quits

Two board members at the Los Altos School District are leaving on a high note this year. Following approval of the five-year...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by RitaEstrada, on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:21 pm | 68 comments | 7891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PTAs oppose Bullis' quest to take over LASD campus

The heads of the PTAs and education foundation are asking parents to take a stand against closing any Los Altos District...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2012
Last comment by dawn t, on Mar 28, 2012 at 10:54 am | 67 comments | 6218 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 | 7335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis seeks new school in Mountain View Whisman

Bullis Charter School officials announced on Tuesday a proposal to open a new charter school in the Mountain View Whisman...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2018
Last comment by Anthony Padilla, on Oct 22, 2018 at 11:02 am | 66 comments | 8110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District announces Ghysels will step down

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has officially informed the Mountain View Whisman School District board of trustees that he...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2009
Last comment by No More of This Please, on Nov 23, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 65 comments | 28323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge school board to deny or delay new charter school

Anxiety and fears dominated the Mountain View Whisman School District board meeting Thursday night, as a sharply divided...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2018
Last comment by Comment, on Dec 14, 2018 at 2:41 pm | 64 comments | 8207 Views
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