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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google gives 200 laptops to local high schools

Google is donating 200 used laptops to Mountain View high schools, as part of its ongoing efforts to support science, technology,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by creditWhereDue, on Sep 25, 2011 at 9:27 pm | 8 comments | 3967 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 | 2917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Science camp on lock-down with gunman at large

A shooting in Cupertino caused a science camp in Saratoga to go on lock-down and a number of Mountain View schools to close...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by mom, on Oct 6, 2011 at 10:25 am | 9 comments | 4360 Views

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Santa Clara County awarded $750K grant

The U.S. Justice Department has awarded Santa Clara County a $750,000 "Second Chance" grant to help reintegrate youth from...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm | 4 comments | 2769 Views

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Bullis' charter renewed amid criticism

The Santa Clara County Board of Education renewed Bullis Charter School's charter for an additional five years last night...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2011
Last comment by LASD Parent again, on Jan 31, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 24 comments | 3837 Views

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Small number of students skip vaccine

A small percentage of local students opted out of an all-but-mandatory whooping cough vaccination this year, school officials...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Oct 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm | 1 comment | 2552 Views

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Students step out to take in books

Students gathered in clusters throughout the Theuerkauf Elementary School courtyard on Sept. 29 for Literature Day Al Fresco,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Martin Omander, on Oct 12, 2011 at 2:04 pm | 1 comment | 2437 Views

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Synthetic beats real in turf debate

The sentiment was all but unanimous in Tuesday's City Council study session that three city ball fields should use artificial...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Old Ben, on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:06 am | 5 comments | 2696 Views

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MV Whisman trustees vote to raise their pay

In a split vote, the Mountain View Whisman School District's board of trustees voted last week to give themselves a raise. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Interested Reader, on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:30 am | 18 comments | 2728 Views

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County renews Bullis charter amid criticism

Bullis Charter School boasts higher test scores than any other charter school in California, its waiting list is lengthy...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2011
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 18, 2011 at 5:55 pm | 2 comments | 2629 Views

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Creative charter school wins renewal

Even after it won a 5-2 vote last week from the county Board of Education to renew its charter for five years, Bullis Charter...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Honest Abe, on Nov 15, 2011 at 9:44 pm | 36 comments | 4769 Views

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MVLA is Bay Area's first district to go all-green

The Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is the first district in the Bay Area to have all of its campuses and facilities...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2011
Last comment by A few facts, on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm | 6 comments | 2947 Views

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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 | 2728 Views

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Superintendent suspicious of NCLB waiver

Although he has repeatedly criticized the No Child Left Behind act for being too restrictive, Craig Goldman, superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2011
Last comment by gcoladon, on Nov 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm | 1 comment | 2522 Views

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LASD loses Bullis suit on appeal

A California appellate court has ruled that the Los Altos School District has not provided "reasonably equivalent" public...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by LASD needs to change direction, on Nov 16, 2011 at 9:02 pm | 33 comments | 9364 Views

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MV Whisman teachers get small raise

After two short days of negotiations, teachers and administrators with the Mountain View Whisman School District have reached...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2011
Last comment by Teacher, on Nov 15, 2011 at 7:03 am | 3 comments | 2781 Views

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New school boundaries in store for MV Whisman?

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are considering changing the attendance boundaries of three local elementary...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Castro community, on Nov 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm | 31 comments | 4551 Views

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LASD to appeal in Bullis legal fight

There's no end in sight to the legal battle between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter School. At the school...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by haroldbarton@hotmail.com, on Nov 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm | 32 comments | 3673 Views

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Teachers quick to accept new package

With both sides obviously aware that money is extremely tight this year, teachers and the Mountain View Whisman School District...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2011
Last comment by Observrer, on Nov 20, 2011 at 7:54 am | 1 comment | 2583 Views

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MV Whisman eyes new school bond

Local elementary and middle school district officials are weighing whether to put a bond measure on the 2012 ballot, and...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2011
Last comment by Ned, on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm | 6 comments | 10231 Views
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