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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County allows for car parades in time for graduation

Santa Clara County officials are rolling back restrictions this week to allow drive-through celebrations and car parades,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Avid Reader, on May 19, 2020 at 10:39 pm | 3 comments | 5157 Views

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Proposed teacher reassignments at Mistral dropped following outcry

Mountain View Whisman School District administrators are walking back a decision to reassign 40% of the teachers at Mistral...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by MV Resident, on May 19, 2020 at 4:59 pm | 25 comments | 6828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Why I voted in favor of implementing a credit-no credit grading system in MVLA schools this semester

In a guest opinion, Sanjay Dave, president of the Mountain View Los Altos High School District school board, writes about...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2020
Last comment by Concerned parent , on May 18, 2020 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 8567 Views

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COVID-19 testing expands in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

Starting this week, certain individuals who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will be able to get tested, thanks to new efforts...

Original post made on May. 15, 2020
Last comment by OldTimer, on May 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 4488 Views

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Obituaries: Mary Jo Milks

This week in obituaries, read about the life of Mary Jo Milks, a Mountain View resident who spent her retirement years volunteering...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on May 11, 2020 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1981 Views

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'I didn't get to say goodbye': Graduating seniors grapple with unexpected ending to their high school careers

Local seniors have expressed disappointment and acceptance over how the coronavirus has upended their final chapter of high...

Original post made on May. 11, 2020
Last comment by Reader, on May 11, 2020 at 9:23 am | 2 comments | 5522 Views

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School board approves pay bump for teachers despite cloudy financial future

Mountain View Whisman School District teachers will be getting a 3% pay raise this year, regardless of how the new coronavirus...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by District watcher, on May 8, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 14 comments | 7493 Views

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Mountain View man arrested on molestation and child porn charges used babysitting app, police say

Police arrested a Mountain View man on suspicion of molesting at least three children and possessing child pornography that...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by more info...., on May 4, 2020 at 4:03 pm | 12 comments | 10647 Views

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High school district grapples to bridge digital divide

In the high-tech hometown of both Google and Khan Academy, a divide over which children have access to necessary technology...

Original post made on May. 2, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 2, 2020 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 4653 Views

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Mountain View schools launch distance learning plan, but student access is a problem

Starting last week, every student in the Mountain View Whisman School District began receiving online biweekly lessons in...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on May 2, 2020 at 6:32 pm | 23 comments | 7507 Views

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San Mateo County to enforce face masks for the public, essential employees

County Health Officer Dr. Scott Morrow is now requiring residents and essential employees to wear face coverings when out...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2137 Views

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Guest opinion: Let’s not allow COVID-19 to harm any student’s grades

In an op-ed, Mountain View Los Altos High School District board member Phil Faillace writes about why he voted against the...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by parent of high schooler, on Apr 15, 2020 at 3:39 pm | 45 comments | 8515 Views

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Students in Mountain View, Los Altos high schools to forgo letter grades this semester

Students in the Mountain View Los Altos High School District won't be receiving letter grades this semester. Instead, their...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Apr 15, 2020 at 12:08 pm | 22 comments | 9683 Views

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Mountain View school officials, bracing for months of closures, shift gears to online learning

Mountain View Whisman School District administrators are set to unveil a comprehensive roadmap next week for how to teach...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2020
Last comment by Disappointed Parent, on Apr 8, 2020 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 9690 Views

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Guest opinion: 5 ways to help our community right now

In an op-ed, Midpeninsula residents Sarahi Espinoza-Salamanca, Melanie Bielefeld, Mary Jane Marcus and Barbara Weinstein...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2020
Last comment by Mirror, on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:56 am | 5 comments | 3405 Views

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Help Eliminate the Digital Divide for MV Children

One opportunity that came up in last night's Mountain View Whisman school board meeting is that students don't have laptops....

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Apr. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 457 Views

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Young chalk artists brighten the mood in Cuesta Park

The Cuesta Park neighborhood got a lot more colorful Friday, as nearly 50 families participated in a display of sidewalk...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2020
Last comment by Take their pictures!, on Mar 26, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 6 comments | 6429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Supervisors OK universal meal program for hungry kids in Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved establishing a "universal meal pilot program"...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2020
Last comment by Bernadette, on Mar 14, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 3013 Views

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Mountain View school districts announce new policies to slow spread of new coronavirus

With 37 cases of the new coronavirus confirmed in Santa Clara County and the county's first death reported today, local schools...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Mountain View Resident, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:04 pm | 28 comments | 23640 Views

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Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by poor poor Cuesta, on Mar 8, 2020 at 4:22 pm | 10 comments | 3440 Views
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