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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1617 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 | 1880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3888 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 | 3215 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 Sep 8, 2022 at 6:21 pm | 11 comments | 3031 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 | 5237 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 | 1671 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1729 Views

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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 | 1088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Steven Nelson, on Aug 20, 2022 at 2:30 pm | 1 comment | 1978 Views

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 Keyzer Soze , on Aug 20, 2022 at 1:43 pm | 18 comments | 4032 Views

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Mountain View Whisman school board race is uncontested

With the period for candidates to file to run for office now officially closed, it's an uncontested race to serve on Mountain...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2022
Last comment by J Randall, on Aug 20, 2022 at 5:42 am | 1 comment | 2311 Views

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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 | 2484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2294 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. 2667 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 | 2205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1946 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 | 2010 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4063 Views
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