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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View Whisman set to begin school year with mask mandate still in place

When students and teachers kick off the new school year tomorrow, Aug. 10, in the Mountain View Whisman School District,...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2022
Last comment by MV Resident, 10 hours ago | 15 comments | 2982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later

In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Frank Richards, on Aug 13, 2022 at 6:05 pm | 6 comments | 1839 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Aug 11, 2022 at 9:14 am | 5 comments | 1484 Views

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Anticipation, nerves and excitement as kids return for the first day of school

At Monta Loma Elementary School on Wednesday, the first day of the third school year to begin during the pandemic looked...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2022
Last comment by , on Aug 10, 2022 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 1465 Views

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Brand new library in Menlo Park celebrates Chinese traditions and community

Part library, part community center, the Little Bookworm Library provides a place where Chinese families can celebrate their...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Daniella, on Aug 10, 2022 at 8:45 am | 2 comments | 1987 Views

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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 Aug 8, 2022 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 1262 Views

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New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced Thursday by Tony...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2553 Views

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Mountain View Whisman takes an 'extremely conservative' approach to its budget, planning three years of deficit spending

The Mountain View Whisman School District is planning for three years of deficit-spending in its budget, but officials hope...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Jul 3, 2022 at 2:06 pm | 2 comments | 2031 Views

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Food for Thought truck offering free summer meals for kids in Mountain View

Mountain View Whisman School District's (MVWSD) Food for Thought Food Truck is back again this summer providing nutritious,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 16, 2022 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 2392 Views

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In town hall, local Congress members talk about gun violence prevention

In honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Rep. Anna Eshoo held a virtual town hall Friday with Rep. Mike Thompson...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2022
Last comment by , on Jun 6, 2022 at 3:37 pm | 1 comment | 1817 Views

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How Newsom would close the achievement gap in California schools

Gov. Gavin Newsom advocates "completely reimagining" California's schools to equalize academic outcomes, but will it work? Read...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2022
Last comment by TomR, on Jun 4, 2022 at 8:05 am | 4 comments | 1897 Views

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Police investigating antisemitic graffiti at an elementary school as a hate crime

The Mountain View Police Department is investigating antisemitic graffiti discovered at Landels Elementary School this week...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 10, 2022 at 8:59 am | 1 comment | 3824 Views

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School district considers tax measure that city fears could jeopardize housing growth

Plans for housing growth have local education leaders searching for ways to fund new schools. However, the city is warning...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2022
Last comment by LongResident, on Apr 27, 2022 at 3:05 am | 4 comments | 4376 Views

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Mountain View police release findings of investigation into crash that killed 13-year-old

Graham Middle School student Andre Retana had fallen off his bicycle in front of a construction truck, where the driver could...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by Polomom, on Apr 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm | 19 comments | 7796 Views

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Mountain View Whisman school board approves three-year deal with teachers union

Mountain View Whisman's school board formally signed off on a contract agreement with the district's teachers union at an...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 8, 2022 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 3063 Views

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With the help of an outside mediator, Mountain View Whisman reaches tentative union contract

The Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative three-year contract agreement with...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2022
Last comment by , on Mar 31, 2022 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 3522 Views

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MV Whisman announces end of indoor mask requirement, though face coverings are still strongly recommended

For the first time in two years, masks will no longer be required in Mountain View's elementary and middle school classrooms...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 27, 2022 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 2718 Views

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Will the pandemic leave a lasting mark on baby brains?

Emerging research suggests that some babies and toddlers might be developing differently because of the coronavirus, their...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by , on Mar 15, 2022 at 2:45 pm | 1 comment | 1557 Views

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Some local preschools and day care centers decide it's time to drop the masks

With new state and county guidelines making masks optional, some preschools and daycares will lift their mask mandates. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
Last comment by Data Scientist, on Mar 11, 2022 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 2365 Views

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'A gentler start' as local school districts prepare to expand transitional kindergarten

Getting a classmate a Band-Aid, putting crayons away and gardening are some of the activities on a typical day in transitional...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2022
Last comment by Jim L., on Mar 9, 2022 at 3:45 pm | 3 comments | 2776 Views
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