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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs plans to buy sites for new high schools

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into contracts to spend up to $12.7 million for two Peninsula properties...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 19, 2014 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 1053 Views

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District may open new high school in San Carlos

The Sequoia Union High School District has entered into a contract to buy a one-acre parcel at 535 Old County Road, just...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 6 comments | 2027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin charter backers appeal to county board of education

The group trying to establish a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District has appealed to...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 13 comments | 2426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why aren't the MA Schools closed for the storm?

Hello Given it is extremely stressful getting our children into the traffic vortex on Oak Grove in Menlo Park, why haven't...

Original post made by Menlo Parent on Dec. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New home for German-American school?

The German-American International School has found a potential new home in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, just a few miles...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 9 comments | 4976 Views

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Tuesday: Hearing on Mandarin immersion charter proposal

The public will have a chance to comment on the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 1210 Views

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Board denies petition to start Mandarin immersion charter school

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Caryn Wasserstein, on Dec 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm | 1 comment | 177 Views

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Tuesday: School board to discuss Spanish immersion, world languages

Keeping a promise made during the recent debate over a Mandarin immersion charter school proposal, the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by MPCSD Parent2, on Dec 8, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 3 comments | 769 Views

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Local students collect backpacks for Kenyan orphans

Two Oak Knoll school brothers recently visited Kenya with their parents and others from their Menlo Park church, and gave...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2014
Last comment by Gary S, on Dec 1, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 1 comment | 1505 Views

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Vida Verde expands horizons for underserved kids

Two former teachers are working hard to offer free outdoor education to thousands of underserved students in the Bay Area....

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Martin Lamarque, on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 1128 Views

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School district demolishes home to make more room for students

A home on Alameda de las Pulgas in Atherton has been demolished by the Las Lomitas Elementary School district to make more...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 5 comments | 1736 Views

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Atherton: College students busted on possession-for-sale charges

Officers from the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of Atherton police, arrested two men in connection...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by whatever, on Nov 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm | 5 comments | 2540 Views

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Menlo Mandarin charter to get $375,000 grant

The Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed in Menlo Park is set to receive a $375,000 grant that will go...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Parent of teens, on Nov 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 23 comments | 4247 Views

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Menlo Park school board rejects Mandarin school proposal

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by LC, on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 23 comments | 4775 Views

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Mandarin charter school asks district to provide facilities

Saying they have 84 in-district students who have said they'll attend the yet-to-be approved charter school next year, the...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2014
Last comment by pearl, on Nov 10, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 6 comments | 1790 Views

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Redwood City district approves Mandarin immersion program

While the Menlo Park City School District struggles with a Mandarin Immersion Charter School proposal, the Redwood City School...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Alisa MacAvoy, on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 5 comments | 2412 Views

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Menlo Park: More than 200 at hearing on Mandarin school

More than 200 people filled the Multi-Use Room at Encinal School on Tuesday (Oct. 14) for a public hearing on the proposed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by object to James 2, on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 22 comments | 3930 Views

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College bond measure faces a new kind of opponent

When there is opposition to school construction bond measures, it usually comes from voters opposed to the concept of taxation....

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm | 4 comments | 1621 Views

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Friday: Chinese delegates visit Menlo Park

Thirteen executive officers and nine vice mayors from China will visit Menlo Park on Friday, Oct. 17, city officials announced. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by Robbie, on Oct 17, 2014 at 7:11 pm | 8 comments | 1184 Views

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Election: Community college district asks voters for $388 million

If it's not broken, why fix it? It's a question one might ask on a tour of Canada Community College on Farm Hill Boulevard...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2014
Last comment by education is stoopid. And expen$ive, on Oct 14, 2014 at 9:10 am | 4 comments | 1015 Views
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