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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math program's flaws hidden from school board, public

For Mountain View Whisman School District's elected board members, the cascade of problems that flowed from the ill-fated...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by Thank Parents, on Mar 8, 2017 at 3:44 pm | 53 comments | 10388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Silicon Valley's rainmaker charity turns 10

What do a rural arts center in Kyrgyzstan, a climate-change think tank in metropolitan Chicago and a science banquet held...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2017
Last comment by Mountain View Mom, on Mar 7, 2017 at 11:15 am | 2 comments | 1148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC releases final youth suicide report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Friday a much-anticipated final report on its investigation...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by Meh to the panic, on Mar 8, 2017 at 8:55 am | 4 comments | 3541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Google's new dome-home wins city approval

After nearly 10 years of planning, Google's vision to create a premier headquarters in Mountain View's North Bayshore will...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by Chadwick, on Apr 26, 2017 at 12:20 am | 15 comments | 17349 Views

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More juvenile victims of stalking suspect sought

A Cupertino man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stalking underage girls in the South Bay, as well as the Los Angeles...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Christian Smith, on Mar 12, 2017 at 11:14 pm | 5 comments | 2266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents say big questions still remain over Teach to One

Parents in the Mountain View Whisman School District are still uneasy about the handling of a controversial digital math...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by @ Gary, 16 hours ago | 65 comments | 5047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Robotics club thrives at Mountain View High

Every Friday night when the clock strikes 7 p.m., dozens of students flood in to Mountain View High School to get back to...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by Spartan Booster, on Mar 10, 2017 at 11:10 pm | 1 comment | 3167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spring farm tours at Deer Hollow

The city of Mountain View is hosting tours at the Deer Hollow Farm to raise money in support of its farm animals and education...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2017
Last comment by science teacher / parent, on Mar 11, 2017 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 2291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schools grapple with lower test scores

By most measures, student performance in the Mountain View-Los Altos High School District is on the upswing. More teens than...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2017
Last comment by Tom, on Mar 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm | 1 comment | 704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The math doesn't add up with failed program

Should the Mountain View Whisman School District have abandoned its pilot math program for sixth-graders midway through the...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Mar 16, 2017 at 11:44 am | 3 comments | 1129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still no verdict on school boundary changes

After another six-hour meeting over the weekend, Mountain View Whisman School District's boundary committee will be heading...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by old observer, on May 22, 2017 at 2:21 pm | 6 comments | 3140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district's champion of minority students set to retire

After almost half a century working in Mountain View's education system, Associate Superintendent Brigitte Sarraf announced...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by Contrast, on Mar 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 2736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zimbabwe charity race and fair turns 18

The 18th annual Run For Zimbabwe will be hosted at St. Joseph school, 1120 Miramonte Ave. in Mountain View, on Sunday, Mar....

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2017
Last comment by RPCV, on Mar 23, 2017 at 11:39 am | 2 comments | 2856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Communication 101

When it comes to helping Mountain View's most needy students, better communication and parent education will improve test...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by bk05, on Mar 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm | 13 comments | 3354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big donations kick off Measure B campaign

The campaign to pass the Mountain View Whisman School District's new parcel tax got off to a quick start last month, with...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by @ Steven Nelson , on Apr 7, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 51 comments | 3720 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No room in popular MV Whisman schools ... again

Hundreds of Mountain View families have grabbed a ticket and staked out a place in line, hoping for a spot in one of the...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by @Just trying to learn what the facts are, on Apr 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm | 143 comments | 7739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More help for struggling students

For some students in Mountain View's high schools, just getting out of bed and going to class seems like an insurmountable...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by Mel, on Jun 13, 2017 at 9:21 am | 10 comments | 3313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District aims to keep neighborhoods intact with new boundaries

After parents and residents said that changing school attendance boundaries could tear their communities apart, Mountain...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by ST parent, on Apr 13, 2017 at 2:11 am | 22 comments | 4344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

El Camino's new cancer center set to open its doors

El Camino Hospital is just steps away from opening its new cancer center this month. The new center, more than double the...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3774 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hogwarts and all

Were we to ask a Magic-8 Ball if we should expect greatness of the new movie set in J.K. Rowling's wizarding world, "Fantastic...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2466 Views
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