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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Space science soars at Mountain View High

After students cleared out of Mountain View High School for summer break, physics teacher Steve Widmark rolled up his sleeves...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by Michael Harding, on Jul 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm | 1 comment | 1512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still no solid plan for school bond money

The final day of July will mark the 1,000th day since the Los Altos School District's $150 million Measure N bond squeaked...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2017
Last comment by Robyn, on Jul 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm | 14 comments | 2333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids get a summer lunch break

Children at Rengstorff Park took a break from some summer fun to grab a free lunch last Friday. The meals are handed out...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2017
Last comment by Parcel Tax, on Jul 11, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 1421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Far fewer girls enrolled in advanced math

Mountain View Whisman School District officials are taking a closer look at what could be causing fewer girls to sign up...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jul 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm | 26 comments | 2910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More deficit spending for MV Whisman school district

In an effort to spend down bloated reserves and help the students who need it most, the Mountain View Whisman School District's...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Jul 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm | 7 comments | 1615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children from new North Bayshore housing would flood local schools

School district officials are raising concerns that the explosive residential growth would require several new schools and...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:26 am | 38 comments | 8134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school board OKs housing allowance for teachers

Calling it much-needed relief for teachers struggling with the high cost of living in the Bay Area, Bullis Charter School's...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2017
Last comment by Good job BCS, on Jun 27, 2017 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 1845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City, school districts boost funding for mental health services

With little discussion and no opposition, two Mountain View school districts and the city of Mountain View all separately...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 26, 2017 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 1220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves new attendance boundaries

Rejecting a last-minute attempt to balance diversity among Mountain View's elementary schools, the Mountain View Whisman...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2017
Last comment by Christopher Chiang, on Jun 25, 2017 at 6:53 pm | 37 comments | 5074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children from new North Bayshore housing would flood local schools

As Mountain View's City Council approaches a final decision on whether to allow nearly 10,000 new homes to be built in North...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 17, 2017 at 8:53 pm | 11 comments | 561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The philanthropist pauper

After living on the streets of Mountain View for 35 years, on his deathbed Edward Hamm devoted his life savings to creating...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Jun 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 6438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school's engineering pioneer retires

Phil Wiechec, the Mountain View High School teacher responsible for creating and teaching the school's tech-centric engineering...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Steven Grubb, on Jun 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm | 1 comment | 1750 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 @ Taxpayer, on Jun 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm | 64 comments | 5021 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 | 3303 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill to offer free tuition to first-generation students

Local students who are on track to become the first in their families to graduate from high school can get a jumpstart on...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Stan, on Jun 11, 2017 at 9:20 pm | 2 comments | 2046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View man facing child porn, cyberstalking charges

A Mountain View man who allegedly distributed sexually explicit photos of two underage girls pleaded not guilty to federal...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by sethimfree2004, on Jun 4, 2017 at 7:35 pm | 3 comments | 3516 Views

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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 Jack Shultz, on Jun 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 101 comments | 19159 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 Peter Jonnnason, on Jun 2, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 47 comments | 6971 Views

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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 | 2594 Views
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