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Teachers mixed on Common Core readiness

Students in nearly 1,000 school districts across California will log in this spring to take part in the state's first Common...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by StopCommonCore, on Jan 31, 2015 at 2:41 pm | 4 comments | 4298 Views


Students challenge their brains with math

Teaching students that their mind can grow and learn more effectively through "brain exercise" has become a focal point for...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Feb 24, 2015 at 3:32 pm | 4 comments | 5262 Views


School's out in June for innovative Theuerkauf principal

Long-time Theuerkauf Elementary School Principal Connie Sawdey announced she will be retiring at the end of the school year,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Good luck to you, on Apr 9, 2015 at 2:17 pm | 4 comments | 4227 Views


Creek trail takes a middle school detour

It's going to be a tight fit, but the Mountain View Whisman School District is finishing up designs this month to construct...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:52 pm | 4 comments | 2008 Views


School board hesitates over pricey Castro plans

The Mountain View Whisman school board got its first detailed look at ambitious plans to change the face of Castro Elementary,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by sc, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:46 am | 4 comments | 5349 Views


Cash from rent hike earmarked for Whisman school

The Mountain View Whisman school board took its first concrete step toward opening a new school in the Whisman and Slater...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2015
Last comment by Interested Observer , on Jul 3, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 4 comments | 3807 Views


Bullis pulls ahead with top test scores

For many charter schools in Santa Clara County, the results of the first Common Core-aligned standardized tests were a wake-up...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Another View, on Oct 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm | 4 comments | 4708 Views


New laws taking effect for California drivers in 2016

Several new driving laws will come into effect in the new year aimed at improving safety for child passengers, motorists,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 4, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 4166 Views


Courts order release of student data

Personal information, including social security numbers and home addresses, for some 10 million California students may be...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Learn please, on Feb 24, 2016 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments | 3668 Views


New principal tapped to lead Crittenden

The Mountain View Whisman School District announced that Angie Dillman, a former teacher and assistant middle school principal...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2016
Last comment by Not so, on Aug 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm | 4 comments | 4830 Views


Seeking spare rooms to house teachers

It's not easy being a public school teacher in the Bay Area. Teachers in local school districts have made it clear, in one...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by George, on Aug 13, 2016 at 8:37 am | 4 comments | 7043 Views


Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services (ACS). The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Rick, on Aug 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm | 4 comments | 5288 Views


Wong takes big lead in Foothill-De Anza fundraising

Cupertino City Councilman Gilbert Wong has raised the most cash out of the six candidates vying for a seat on Foothill-De...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Ms. Sarcasm, on Oct 11, 2016 at 9:33 pm | 4 comments | 2040 Views


Editorial endorsement: Yes on Measure GG

Shore up funding for local schools and help warm up frosty relations between the Los Altos School District and Bullis Charter...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by good use of unfair tax, on Jul 31, 2017 at 7:46 am | 4 comments | 3388 Views


First winter Spare the Air alert today

The first winter Spare the Air Alert in the San Francisco Bay Area has been issued for today, officials with the Bay Area...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Dec 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm | 4 comments | 2311 Views


School district cuts list of new boundary plans

The Mountain View Whisman School District inched its way toward a consensus on new school enrollment boundaries, following...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments | 5646 Views


A different kind of graduation

The end of the school year was still a week away, but hundreds of parents and students packed the Whisman Sports Center Wednesday...

Original post made on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on May 30, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 4 comments | 3003 Views


High schools boost funding for mental health

The Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) has been the premier mental health resource for children and families in northern...

Original post made on May. 31, 2017
Last comment by @Andrew Philips, on Jun 6, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 4 comments | 1850 Views


Co-teaching model to help special ed students

Aiming to prevent students with disabilities from falling behind, the Mountain View Whisman School District is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jerry, on Nov 17, 2017 at 9:54 am | 4 comments | 1590 Views


MV Whisman launches online enrollment

The Mountain View Whisman School District is aiming to make it easier for parents to enroll their children for the upcoming...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by No, on Jan 10, 2018 at 10:42 am | 4 comments | 1290 Views
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