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SCHOOLS & KIDS

City is growing, public school attendance is dropping

Mountain View schools are facing a strange predicament. The local economy is humming along, people are moving into the city...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by PACT parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:45 am | 74 comments | 18092 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 | 18048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LASD, Bullis exchange openly hostile open letters

A little more than a month after officials from the Los Altos School District publicized their proposal to partner with Bullis...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2013
Last comment by Citizen Lawyer, on Nov 17, 2013 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 17916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High praise for affordable housing complex

Being picked to live in one of 51 new subsidized apartments on Evelyn Avenue and Franklin Street in downtown Mountain View...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by FormerResident, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm | 36 comments | 17869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters Guide: School district seeks approval of $198 million bond

Officials with the local elementary and middle school district are asking voters to approve a $198 million bond measure to...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jun 5, 2012 at 10:20 pm | 182 comments | 17764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Impasse in teacher salary talks

Tension between the Mountain View Whisman School District and its teachers union has reached a tipping point. The Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sundar Subbarayan, on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:10 am | 119 comments | 17747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New parent group forms to oppose Bullis

A group of parents and concerned citizens have formed a coalition to defend the Los Altos School District against what the...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2012
Last comment by Heather Rose, on Aug 17, 2012 at 8:41 am | 34 comments | 17555 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No more offices without new homes

The Mountain View City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the East Whisman Precise Plan, a comprehensive strategy to...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Former MV resident, on Nov 8, 2019 at 8:40 am | 23 comments | 17460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: MVLA teachers are best paid in state

According to data released by the state Department of Education this month and compiled by the ==I Sacramento Bee==, teachers...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 22, 2013 at 2:29 pm | 25 comments | 17320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Support services available following death of MVHS student

Mountain View High School officials told parents in an email Monday afternoon that one of the school's students, Eddie Keep,...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2018
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Aug 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm | 12 comments | 17088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emails, board report paint picture of Nelson's offending behavior

Judging from email exchanges between Mountain View Whisman School District trustee Steven Nelson and his colleagues on the...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by @ Steven Nelson, on Oct 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 16 comments | 17023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nelson walks out as school board votes to censure him

Though he walked out of last night's meeting before all four of his colleagues voted to censure him, it was clear that Steven...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Old timer , on Jun 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 13 comments | 17000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County struggles to meet 'overwhelming' needs

Back in 2006, Chris Tanti sought to reinvent the way Australia delivered youth mental health services. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2018
Last comment by MV Mom, on Sep 14, 2018 at 2:03 pm | 1 comment | 16884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families file $20M defamation lawsuit against Saint Francis, defending sons against blackface allegations

The parents of two former Saint Francis High School students have sued the Mountain View private Catholic school for $20...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2021
Last comment by LongTime-MV, on Mar 4, 2021 at 4:25 pm | 9 comments | 16838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Khan Academy's experimental school is thriving

Earlier this year, 12-year-old Ana Zeiger did what many middle school-aged students fantasize about: she stopped attending...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Nov 11, 2016 at 11:01 am | 19 comments | 16500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents slam school board for firing principals

Dozens of frustrated parents and community members laid into top Mountain View Whisman District officials Thursday afternoon,...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2018
Last comment by Polomom, on May 1, 2018 at 8:31 pm | 44 comments | 16492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees butt heads over new school parcel tax

The Mountain View Whisman School District is in the midst of drafting a new parcel tax to put on the ballot next year, and...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Jenny, on Dec 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 44 comments | 16357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: Dual Immersion leaves students behind

Dual-language education programs have a strong track record of improving test scores and being an effective tool for narrowing...

Original post made on May. 21, 2018
Last comment by Psuedonym, on May 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm | 4 comments | 16267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullis, LASD may be on way to compromise

While lawmakers in the nation's capital continue to wait for their respective opponents to blink, a smaller-scale but equally...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by So What?, on Oct 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 133 comments | 16249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stuck with a half-million-dollar bill

The Mountain View Whisman School District had what seemed to be a slam-dunk plan to improve student performance: a tech-savvy...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by @ Gary, on Mar 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 80 comments | 16206 Views
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