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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1285 Views

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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 | 2880 Views

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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 | 2035 Views

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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 | 3702 Views

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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 | 2756 Views

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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 | 2678 Views

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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 | 2313 Views

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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 | 3932 Views

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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 | 332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2078 Views

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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 | 5329 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 Sep 24, 2022 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 2062 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 Sep 21, 2022 at 10:49 pm | 5 comments | 2184 Views

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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 | 5258 Views

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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 | 3990 Views

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Mask mandate lifted at Mountain View Whisman schools as COVID cases drop in Santa Clara County

When school started last week, Mountain View Whisman was one of the few districts in the region with a mask mandate in place....

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2022
Last comment by Robin, on Aug 30, 2022 at 5:05 pm | 8 comments | 6084 Views

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COVID case levels fall after three-month surge in Santa Clara County

COVID-19 case levels in the county have begun to fall for the first time since mid-May, but still remain high due to highly...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2022
Last comment by JAFO, on Aug 22, 2022 at 3:23 pm | 2 comments | 2085 Views

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State attorney general urges public sector workers to apply for student loan forgiveness before deadline

In partnership with California Attorney General Rob Bonta, the Campaign for California Borrowers' Rights on Monday launched...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 22, 2022 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 2171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heat and wildfire smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Tuesday

Lingering smoke from wildland fires in Northern California, combined with a one-day heat wave in the forecast has resulted...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2022
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 20, 2022 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 1465 Views
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