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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools spend $15,000 a year per student

The Portola Valley School District starts its 2007-08 fiscal year on an upbeat note: a balanced $10.8 million budget, a projected...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2007
Last comment by Marjorie Mader, on Jul 30, 2007 at 11:28 am | 2 comments | 3866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School communities take up climate change on their own

California's official campaigns against global warming may be taking a hands-off approach to K-12 public school greenhouse...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2007
Last comment by David Boyce, on Nov 28, 2007 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 3423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood wins 'inclusive' school award

Ravenswood City School District, in East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park, announced Tuesday that it has been named as the nation's...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2007
Last comment by Lucille Strong, on Dec 10, 2007 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 4306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park trustees say "si" to Spanish immersion kindergarten

Young parents passionate about launching a Spanish immersion program for kindergartners at a Menlo Park school next August...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2007
Last comment by MPCSD mother, on Dec 21, 2007 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 4059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Remembering Marilyn Franklin

Marilyn Jensen Franklin, who devoted her entire 40-year career in education to the Menlo Park City School District, will...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2008
Last comment by jdub9, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 2 comments | 4313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election 2008: It takes a village to spend school bond-measure funds

If voters approve Measure J on Feb. 5, thereby giving the high school district some $165 million to further improve its campuses...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by John, on Jan 31, 2008 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 4088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experience Key for La Entrada GeoBee Champ

Persistence has paid off for La Entrada eighth-grader Sam Falkenhagen. He won the middle school’s National Geographic geography...

Original post made by carol jensen on Feb. 1, 2008
Last comment by carol jensen, on Feb 1, 2008 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 3803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP district pursues after-school care at Laurel

There's a huge need for after-school childcare at Menlo Park City schools, and the district is going to do something about...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2008
Last comment by Nick Taylor, on Feb 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 3550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sen. Joe Simitian loses seat on education finance subcommittee

State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee but will lose...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2008
Last comment by PTO Board Member, on Feb 26, 2008 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments | 3546 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Save Canada College housing

The Woodside Town Council holds the key to a project that will bring much-needed housing to some staff and faculty members...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2008
Last comment by Mr. Clarification, on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:58 am | 2 comments | 3152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Conclusive testimony on artificial turf left out

In last week's otherwise fine article regarding Portola Valley's Town Council rejection of an expensive consultant study...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2008
Last comment by Socrates, on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:00 am | 2 comments | 5024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bio of candidate Bill Youstra

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=1852 posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 6:54...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by Kris Schmidt, on Apr 14, 2008 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 4056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Neighbors at odds with district over Oak Knoll School plans

<b>Correction:</b> This story misidentified changes to the plans sought by nearby neighbors. The residents would like the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2008
Last comment by there's a better way, on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:16 am | 2 comments | 3319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Time running out for Oak Knoll oak

Residents who live near Oak Knoll elementary school are finding out that their school district is not willing to change its...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2008
Last comment by there's a better way, on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 3014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school dropout rate: 24 percent

In the last school year, nearly a quarter of California's public high school students dropped out before graduating, according...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by HOT MAMMA, on Jul 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm | 2 comments | 3116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bi-lingual spanish preschool

Hi folks, My toddler's preschool has a few openings and I wanted to help get the word out since high quality places are...

Original post made by Shameless plug for Spanish Preschool on Jul. 28, 2008
Last comment by Encinal Dad, on Jul 10, 2009 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 8363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Players can have a beer after the game

The drinking may continue, within limits. Portola Valley's adult sandlot athletes are free to enjoy a beer or a glass of...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2008
Last comment by Elle, on Sep 15, 2008 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 2920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opponents of new charter school give Sequoia district board earful

Charter school opponents outnumbered advocates by about 15 to 1 last week at a sparsely attended public hearing on a petition...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2008
Last comment by Deborah Henken, on Sep 4, 2008 at 6:40 pm | 2 comments | 3541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: What to do about charter schools

Before local high school officials and parents get too worked up about a recent petition for a new charter high school, they...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2008
Last comment by kerry memole, on Sep 5, 2008 at 8:42 pm | 2 comments | 3195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why are some students falling behind?

The latest STAR &#8212; standardized testing and reporting &#8212; results are in, and not surprisingly, the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2008
Last comment by Amy Cansada, on Sep 26, 2008 at 10:34 am | 2 comments | 2816 Views
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