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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 Money Grows On Trees, 1 hour ago | 41 comments | 6119 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lopsided funding for school board races

The most recent campaign finance reports show that most candidates for local school boards in the November election were...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by I've worked hard to give my kids a better life, 4 hours ago | 14 comments | 1747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Cfrink, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 2444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens

A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure GG got big boost from outside companies

The Los Altos School District's Measure GG got a lot of support from just about everywhere in the final days of the election...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Todd, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:37 pm | 3 comments | 1320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County approves contract for teen inpatient unit, but still looks for more services

Santa Clara County teenagers in mental-health crisis can now access inpatient hospital beds within the county's borders at...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 13, 2017 at 1:54 pm | 1 comment | 975 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Crittenden instructional assistant dies

Mountain View Whisman School District officials said that longtime staff member Diane Hernandez died unexpectedly Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by member, on Feb 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm | 3 comments | 2873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights complaint against high school district over rape case

A former Mountain View-Los Altos High School District student has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2017
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Feb 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 3325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-counselor at county science camp to get 18 years in prison for child molestation

A former employee of a Santa Clara County science camp pleaded guilty this week to sexually molesting two campers and possessing...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Feb 6, 2017 at 3:53 pm | 1 comment | 3096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students create startups

Middle-schoolers gathered this weekend to work on new products during Startup Weekend at Crittenden Middle School. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by a mv resident, on Feb 4, 2017 at 8:08 am | 3 comments | 2207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Squeezing in a new school

The Mountain View Whisman School District is still hammering out the details on what Slater Elementary will look like when...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Slater / German school swap?, on Feb 2, 2017 at 9:43 am | 36 comments | 4591 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board wary of big parcel tax increase

The Mountain View Whisman School District has had a pretty good track record at the ballot box in recent years, blowing by...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Jan 31, 2017 at 11:44 am | 8 comments | 1991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graham school traffic safety upgrades come back

It won't be cheap, but a package of safety upgrades near Graham Middle School might finally get the city's go-ahead. If approved...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by True, on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:31 am | 14 comments | 3991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MVHS briefly locked down during burglary investigation

Students at Mountain View High School were told to shelter in place Wednesday afternoon after a manhunt for two residential...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by David, on Jan 26, 2017 at 7:08 am | 1 comment | 3233 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Windrider Film forum returns to Atherton

Windrider Film Forum returns to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center in Atherton for an expanded "very selective" showing...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District abruptly drops digital math program

After an avalanche of parent opposition, the Mountain View Whisman School District announced Thursday that it will end its...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Truth, Justice, and the American Way, on Jan 24, 2017 at 11:19 am | 43 comments | 5399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents up in arms over digital math program

It sounds like a perfect fit for a school district based in the heart of Silicon Valley: a "smart" math curriculum -- administered...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by ST parent, on Jan 22, 2017 at 6:03 pm | 99 comments | 16110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big donations boost mental health program

After a lengthy public appeal to support teens and young adults suffering from anxiety and depression, El Camino Hospital...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jan 20, 2017 at 7:42 am | 1 comment | 1504 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New classrooms on the way for LAHS

Students in Los Altos High School's weight room will go from pumping iron to pushing pencils next fall, after district officials...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Gary, on Jan 19, 2017 at 7:16 am | 2 comments | 1798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Free preschool program set to expand

The Mountain View Whisman School District is moving full-steam ahead on a new plan to revamp its free preschool program,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Glad to put this behind me, on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:29 pm | 3 comments | 3480 Views
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