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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students' poor test scores prompt call for action

There are no two ways about it. School administrators and board members at the Mountain View Whisman School District agreed...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by @Otto Maddox, on Sep 30, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 52 comments | 10202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big donations kick off Measure B campaign

The campaign to pass the Mountain View Whisman School District's new parcel tax got off to a quick start last month, with...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by @ Steven Nelson , on Apr 7, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 51 comments | 6127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Don't be fooled by Bullis Mountain View

In a guest opinion, Mistral Elementary parent leader Sara Kopit-Olson writes about Bullis Mountain View's decision not to...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2019
Last comment by Politics, on Apr 23, 2019 at 8:27 am | 51 comments | 4524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School bond measure near approval

The Mountain View Whisman School District board appears poised to move forward on a $198 million bond measure to pay for...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by MV 1980, on May 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 49 comments | 6139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Supporters of Measure G greatly outspending opponents

Supporters of Measure G have raised far more than opponents of the $198 million school bond set to go to a vote in the June...

Original post made on May. 29, 2012
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:09 am | 49 comments | 6339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No end to schools' battle over space

Another court ruling has been handed down in the years-long battle over classroom space between Bullis Charter School and...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2012
Last comment by Ron Haley, on Apr 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm | 49 comments | 5645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

HOA dispute leaves new school in the dark

A dispute between PG&E and a Mountain View homeowners' association means the new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School will...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by MVResident, on Aug 23, 2019 at 7:55 am | 48 comments | 2284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School PTAs rally behind Measure N

While no one knows how Measure N will fare at the ballot box, lop-sided campaign spending shows school bond supporters appear...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Sad, on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 48 comments | 5945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers demand higher pay from school district

Teachers packed the room to air their grievances at the Mountain View Whisman district board meeting last week, as part of...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Huh?, on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:29 pm | 48 comments | 11064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD board approves Bullis Charter deal without moving Egan Junior High

To delayed but hearty applause, the Los Altos School District board of trustees voted 5-0 Monday night to approve an agreement...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by LongResident, on May 7, 2019 at 10:18 am | 48 comments | 6058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District abruptly drops digital math program

After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced Thursday that it will end its...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Peter Jonnnason, on Jun 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 47 comments | 11606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Latest Bullis spat headed to court

Bullis Charter School officials have filed a lawsuit against the Los Altos School District for not providing the school with...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm | 47 comments | 11481 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still no leads in Merales murder

Police have yet to make any headway in the murder of 17-year-old Jose Merales, shot two days ago on Higdon Avenue. Meanwhile,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by Chin4, on May 30, 2008 at 12:14 am | 47 comments | 6541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVHS teacher returns to classroom after dust-up over Trump comments

Mountain View High School teacher Frank Navarro returned to the classroom Monday after school administrators put him on paid...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by MVHS Spartan, on Nov 19, 2016 at 7:08 pm | 47 comments | 10749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State's 3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect

A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by hair splitting, on Oct 3, 2014 at 9:55 am | 47 comments | 7201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents react to new school attendance boundaries

More than 150 families went to school Monday night to weigh in on new attendance boundaries designed to balance enrollment...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Cfrink, on Dec 29, 2016 at 2:02 am | 47 comments | 9170 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View schools show improvement in standardized tests

Local elementary, middle and high schools showed an overall improvement on state standardized test scores last year, according...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2010
Last comment by frustrated, on Sep 1, 2010 at 11:23 pm | 47 comments | 8371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos High survey reveals culture of stress

Students at Los Altos High School are some of the highest-achieving in the nation. And while most will go on to college,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by BackToSleep, on Jul 18, 2014 at 12:00 am | 46 comments | 16903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school cover-up: debate over student dress code

Tempers were tested at a recent meeting of the local high school district's board of trustees, as one of the governing body's...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by MVHS Parent, on May 29, 2013 at 2:54 am | 46 comments | 15856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sparks fly at MV Whisman school board meeting

Tensions flared at the Mountain View Whisman School board meeting Thursday night over a normally uncontroversial contract...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by MVwTaxpayer, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:37 am | 46 comments | 9850 Views
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The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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