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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report Card from Redwood City School District

I received this mailing yesterday. These mailings are not cheap. How much did it cost, and to whom was it mailed? Is this...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 20 hours ago | 13 comments | 339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposal aims to narrow the wide gap in educational equity at local schools

Although Willow Oaks School and the Laurel School Upper Campus are both public elementary schools located just blocks apart...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:57 am | 2 comments | 171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Today: Look for traffic conditions to change as students return to class

Morning and afternoon traffic conditions will be subject to seasonal change starting Wednesday, Aug. 17, as the school year...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Calypso41, on Aug 17, 2016 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spare the Air alert issued for Thursday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Thursday because of excessive smog and...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Frances Zavis, on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 538 Views

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Menlo Park: 'Laurel Mom' spearheads plan for kid-friendly bike route

In October, Laurel School's upper campus, the new site for its third- through fifth-graders located at 275 Elliott Drive,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by eduardo, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:58 pm | 13 comments | 3092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: Smooth surface just one bonus in repaving 12 miles of Woodside Road

Travel on state Highway 84 (Woodside Road) over the 12 miles between Interstate 280 and Friars Lane will be one-lane at times...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1092 Views

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MPCSD Candidate Information Night

Notice of Candidate Information Night for the Menlo Park City School District Governing Board: On Wednesday, June 1 at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 2, 2016 at 9:15 am | 48 comments | 1660 Views

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Cover story: Gay Chinese Christian talks about what it's like to not fit in

Jeff Chu knows what it is to be different. He's Chinese, with a white spouse. He's a Bible-quoting Christian living in Brooklyn's...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by Conversion Therapy?, on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 2 comments | 2266 Views

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what's the big deal about plagiarism?

I loved Michelle's speech at the Democratic National Convention. What's the big deal?...

Original post made by Melania on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melania photos found!, on Jul 20, 2016 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: $212,500 tree-cutting fine is paid in full

The $209,000 budget surplus for the town of Woodside has more than doubled with the cashing of a check for $212,500, delivered...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2016
Last comment by Plant trees, on Jul 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 2 comments | 1676 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside: 'Pig scramble' faces local opposition

A tradition at the Woodside July Fourth Junior Rodeo is under fire. A local veterinarian and former humane society medical...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Rene Rowland, on Jul 1, 2016 at 6:42 pm | 23 comments | 3846 Views

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Local schools place 18 girls on prestigious lacrosse team

Seven Menlo School players were among those comprising the Northern California team at the 85th annual U.S. Lacrosse Women's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jun 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 729 Views

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Woodside: New president named at Canada Community College

Jamillah Moore, currently the interim vice chancellor of educational services and planning for the San Mateo County Community...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Jun 30, 2016 at 2:52 am | 5 comments | 1071 Views

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Seven locals receive Merit scholarships

One Woodside High senior, three seniors from Menlo-Atherton High, and three from Menlo School were among the recipients nationwide...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by Phoebe, on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 1 comment | 1865 Views

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Foundation raises $900,000 for Woodside High School

Woodside High School will be participating in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League in the 2016-17 school year, one of many...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Portola Valley parent, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 1671 Views

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Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public

After promising to involve the public in future planning, the Menlo Park City School District invited a lawyer to a board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am | 13 comments | 1739 Views

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Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1748 Views

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Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 1196 Views

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Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan to engage public in its decisions

School board members on June 7 endorsed a proposal by Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels to form...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Triona, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 433 Views
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