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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park, Las Lomitas school board elections over before they began

The election is over before it began in the Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas school districts because only three candidates...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Aug 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1183 Views

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Backers of Mandarin immersion program plan charter school in Menlo Park

With ambitions to open by fall 2015, supporters of a Mandarin-language immersion program who were turned down by the Menlo...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by Ms. Sterious, on Aug 13, 2014 at 8:53 pm | 57 comments | 3795 Views

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RCSD defends itself against Charter invasion

In an earlier topic(Charter schools and teacher unions) http://almanacnews.com/square/2014/06/18/charter-schools-and-teacher-unions...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 8, 2014
There are no comments yet. 97 Views

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Portola Valley: Corte Madera School principal named

Cyndi Maijala, principal at Bret Harte Middle School in the San Jose Unified School District, has been named principal of...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 1337 Views

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Menlo Park: Willow Road goes green

A crew from the city of Menlo Park recently installed new green bike lanes on Willow Road between Middlefield Road and U.S....

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Biker, on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 3 comments | 1218 Views

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​Portola Valley: Kids with airsoft gun mistaken for armed suspect

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are wrapping up an investigation into a report that a man was seen with...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 22 comments | 3060 Views

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San Mateo County Superintendent Anne Campbell sued for failing to act on a child molester

From the San Mateo Daily Journal today: "Former Student Sues District Over Janitor Convicted of Groping: Suit Claims Belmont-Redwood...

Original post made by Will it ever stop? on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Question, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17 am | 8 comments | 2220 Views

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Charter schools and teacher unions

An article in today's Daily Post "Charters to hit school budgets hard, prompts me to revisit the charter school concept....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:24 am | 4 comments | 213 Views

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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 | 2081 Views

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Police ask for help in locating scene of fatal shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy died of a gunshot wound early Friday morning in a Redwood City hospital and police are...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Don, on Jun 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 3 comments | 2212 Views

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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 | 1495 Views

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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 | 1041 Views

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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 | 1329 Views

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Woodside High Class of 2014 -- say hello to the future

Some 363 Woodside High School seniors received their diplomas during a sunny morning ceremony on June 6. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 9, 2014 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 2505 Views

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Exactly What is the Board Discussing in Closed Session?

The MPCSD Board Agenda for the Closed Session on Tuesday, June 10th includes an item titled, “PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT: Human Resource...

Original post made by MPCSD Employee on Jun. 8, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 9 comments | 333 Views

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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 | 718 Views

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Three Local Teens Launch Product on Kickstarter

Ben Taft, Gil Kornberg, and Brock Cozad - three seniors at Menlo School - have spent the last 10 months designing their milestone...

Original post made by Ben Taft on Jun. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 212 Views

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Toddler Dance Party

Atherton Library hosts Mariela Herrera for our next Toddler Dance Party on Tuesday, June 3rd at 10:30 am. This interactive...

Original post made by Atherton Library on May. 29, 2014
There are no comments yet. 100 Views

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Menlo Park: Bike ride kicks off youth workshop project

Menlo Park explored building community through bicycling during the holiday weekend, with a 7.3-mile "unity ride" led by...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Tommy Bensko, on May 28, 2014 at 4:50 pm | 3 comments | 2762 Views

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Election: A quarter-billion for Sequoia district high schools?

The coming surge in enrollment at area public high schools, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School, is the issue driving...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Enough, on May 26, 2014 at 10:50 am | 60 comments | 7642 Views
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Getting High in Menlo Park
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