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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Test scores don't tell the whole story

As parents who send our kids to public school in Mountain View, my wife and I appreciated the two recent articles in the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by eric, on Sep 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm | 3 comments | 3578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local Police Activities League raises money at Shoreline

Guests at this year's [http://www.mvpal.org/ Mountain View Police Activities League] banquet were wined, dined and if they...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Thom, on Sep 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm | 3 comments | 3958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Los Altos high Eagles ready to spread their wings

There aren't many people who can say they've seen a blue eagle. But each year they flock to Los Alto High School's football...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Jose Velez, on Oct 4, 2010 at 4:46 pm | 3 comments | 3688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Over 1,000 new homes for Google?

The City Council is expected to take a major step forward with a plan for the future of Mountain View on Tuesday, Dec. 7....

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2010
Last comment by confused reader, on Dec 6, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 3749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redevelopment districts in limbo

Although there is no certainty that Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to wipe out redevelopment agencies in the state will happen anytime...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 3, 2011 at 1:09 am | 3 comments | 2623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Council: thumbs up to teen center at Rock Church

A majority of the City Council on Tuesday gave life to idea that's been a long time coming in Mountain View -- an adequate...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2011
Last comment by A Senior, on Feb 17, 2011 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 3357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minimally Qualifed Teachers at MVWSD Middle Schools

I encourage all parents to research the credentials of their children's teachers. Some results are shocking. One 8th grade...

Original post made by MVWSD Watchdog on Jun. 1, 2011
Last comment by Ned, on Sep 3, 2011 at 8:40 pm | 3 comments | 3134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More technology equals better students, teachers say

MERIT -- Making Education Relevant and Interactive Through Technology -- is a year-long course taught by Foothill faculty...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jessica, on Aug 30, 2011 at 1:31 pm | 3 comments | 4088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

So hard to say goodbye

It's not easy to let go, as Theuerkauf Elementary School kindergartner Justin, 5, and his dad BJ discovered Monday in teacher...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2011
Last comment by Cece, on Aug 25, 2011 at 6:27 am | 3 comments | 3221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local schools top last year's test scores

Mountain View schools scored better than the statewide average on the California Standards Test, officials from both local...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by JS, on Sep 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm | 3 comments | 3279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

President's jobs bill could help schools

As President Barack Obama began touring the country in an attempt to sell his new $447 billion jobs bill, the head of the...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by KD, on Sep 21, 2011 at 6:13 pm | 3 comments | 3038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman debates roll-out of 'transitional kindergarten'

Education officials with the Mountain View Whisman School District are debating how to best introduce a "transitional kindergarten"...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Headache, on Nov 2, 2011 at 8:45 am | 3 comments | 2831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google bridges will do no harm

We were happy to see the City Council's change of heart concerning Google's plan to build up to three small bridges across...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by MV resident, on Dec 17, 2011 at 10:00 pm | 3 comments | 2706 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman district board approves boundary changes

On Dec. 8, the district's board of trustees unanimously approved the new boundaries, which will shift future students among...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2011
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Dec 15, 2011 at 9:17 am | 3 comments | 4189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The new, new math

A few times each week, the students in Gayle Dyer's fifth-grade class at Bubb Elementary put down their books, worksheets,...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Aisha, on Feb 29, 2012 at 3:22 am | 3 comments | 9936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New teaching system a hit

With the first day of spring drawing near, Craig Goldman says there are signs all around that his school district has been...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2012
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Apr 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm | 3 comments | 2745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CHAC's Monique Kane named "Woman of the year"

It was by a stroke of good fortune that Monique Kane, just named "Woman of the Year" by state Sen. Joe Simitian, is where...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2012
Last comment by Marti, on Apr 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm | 3 comments | 4055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids sing on the big stage

When they take the stage Monday night, the young singers of Mountain View's elementary and middle school choruses will be...

Original post made on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Enough Already, on May 3, 2012 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 3573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google pushes city to first place in county tax growth

Mountain View now leads the county in property tax growth, and it's almost entirely because of Google's rapid expansion here,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 7, 2012 at 8:51 am | 3 comments | 3319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castro School, gang graffiti and apathy

There has been gang graffiti at Castro school all summer long. Still there. Unless there is some new MV program that is...

Original post made by Ignored on Aug. 24, 2012
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Sep 7, 2012 at 7:26 am | 3 comments | 2353 Views
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