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"Know Your Neighbors" block party

All religions ask their followers to love their neighbors but to love our neighbors we must know them. Pls bring your...

Original post made by Samina on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Samina, on Oct 1, 2013 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1057 Views


Head-of-line privileges likely for East Palo Alto kids (expanded story)

(This is an expanded version of a story previously posted.) A change in policy is increasingly likely for eighth-graders...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by MP parent, on Oct 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm | 1 comment | 11124 Views


Voter Guide: Big educational issues face  Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mr. Gail Ortega, on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 8191 Views


Editorial: Thomsen, Sarver for Sequoia district board

Three candidates are running for two seats on the Sequoia Union High School District board: incumbents Alan Sarver and Chris...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 1 comment | 10525 Views


Big win for Menlo Park City School District's Measure W

Voters overwhelmingly approved the $23 million bond measure that will fund a fifth campus in the Menlo Park City School District. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by accuracy counts!, on Nov 6, 2013 at 2:55 pm | 1 comment | 9547 Views


Woodside: Safe routes to school a priority for Mayor Dave Burow

Councilman Dave Burow, the new mayor of Woodside, puts the highest priority for the year ahead on making it safer for children...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Woodside Parent, on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 2013 Views


Menlo Park district school board to appoint new member

Residents of the Menlo Park City School District interested in serving an eight-month term on the school board have until...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by MP Parent, on Jan 21, 2014 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1592 Views


Tonight: Menlo Park school board to fill vacant seat; five apply

Five residents of the Menlo Park City School District have applied for appointment to the vacant seat on the school board,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by No Contest, on Feb 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 4849 Views


Softer defense rhetoric in lawsuit over car crash

A new tone appeared in the latest defense filings in a lawsuit over the car crash that pinned 6-year-old twin brothers...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 2038 Views


Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by WP, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 6121 Views


Portola Valley: Opening day at new Ford Field

A renewed Ford Field baseball diamond opened for the 2014 Alpine-West Menlo Little League season on Saturday, March 15, with...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Dr Len Vinci, on Mar 18, 2014 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 2584 Views


Is the Sequoia High School District engaging in political advocacy using tax dollars?

On January 29, 2014, Superintendent Lianides sent an e-mail to parents announcing 6 Community meetings. See: A...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 1552 Views


Woodside High student sold marijuana-laced treats to fellow students

A 15-year-old student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 2426 Views


The beat goes on: An appreciation of Dr. Wong

Jazz royalty. A visionary, and a legend in the jazz world. Any musician would be thrilled to be characterized by those reverential...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Samuel Pearl, on May 11, 2014 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 2560 Views


Election: $13.5 million in bonds for Woodside School?

When people pass by Woodside Elementary School, they see a well-manicured campus with attractive, recent-vintage buildings....

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by your real name, on May 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 2798 Views


Woodside stages 'Wizard of Oz'

For more than half a century, all Woodside School graduates have shared a culminating eighth-grade experience: They have...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by jennifer, on Jun 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 2287 Views


Bond measure pays for more classrooms

Plans to add many more classrooms at local public high schools can now move into a more detailed phase with the passage on...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 2196 Views


Fifth-grader makes giant horse for school parade

I made a giant Morgan horse for my fifth-grade state float project at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley. My float was...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2085 Views


On the air

As a high school freshman with a passing interest in radio, Alex Mitchell couldn't have known that, by his senior year, he...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 2633 Views


Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 3412 Views
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