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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Street parking near new school cut to make room for bike lanes

In order to offer safer passage by bike to Menlo Park's new high school, TIDE Academy, the Menlo Park City Council voted...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 16, 2019 at 12:52 pm | 3 comments | 283 Views

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Enrollment up slightly at M-A, Woodside high schools

When Sequoia Union High School District students returned to school last month, they were met with new teachers, classes...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Sep 13, 2019 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 1936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Church pulls Adelante rent proposal. RCSD holds impromptu "closed session" meeting.

The San Mateo Daily Journal had a headline story by Austin Walsh entitled "Campus lease offer withdrawn" in today's edition....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jul. 16, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Sep 3, 2019 at 4:16 pm | 4 comments | 461 Views

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San Mateo County Community College Chancellor change

The Daily Post has been reporting on the "sweetheart" deal given to former Chancellor, Ron Galatolo. Yesterday, their headline...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by VP in charge of dog-catching, on Sep 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm | 5 comments | 762 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hillview's New Program

Willy Haug, Principal of Hillview Middle School, should be given some credit for a promising program. This year, Hillview...

Original post made by Teacher on Aug. 30, 2019
There are no comments yet. 129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to plant trees at local high schools, community sites

CityTrees is helping to plant 129 trees at high schools, including Woodside and Menlo-Atherton, and in other community spaces...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Birdnscrap, on Aug 28, 2019 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 1404 Views

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'I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat

Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by EPA Resident, on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 1779 Views

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New Menlo Park high school opens, but construction is ongoing

TIDE Academy, a new high school in Menlo Park, opened for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, but construction...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by some guy from atherton, on Aug 17, 2019 at 7:43 pm | 5 comments | 5372 Views

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As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

The national charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Aug 13, 2019 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 2406 Views

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Second principal of TIDE Academy leaves before new school opens

TIDE Academy, a new magnet high school in Menlo Park set to open Aug. 14, is still working to fill staff positions after...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Aug 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 7 comments | 4372 Views

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Samaritan House opens Menlo Park location

Samaritan House, a San Mateo-based nonprofit that serves residents in need, has opened a new satellite location at 871 Hamilton...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2106 Views

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New face in Las Lomitas superintendent's office

After eight years as the superintendent of the Woodside Elementary School District, Beth Polito is eager to get her feet...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by W Menlo Mom, on Aug 2, 2019 at 11:12 pm | 1 comment | 2316 Views

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School bond debt should be serviced by funds from sale or lease of school district properties

Since the vote threshold for school bond measures was lowered to 55%, total school bond debt in San Mateo County has risen...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 330 Views

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Facebook housing program helps teachers stay local

When the Menlo Park City Council approved Facebook's campus expansion in 2016, it required the company to help address some...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 2198 Views

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Under new leadership, Ravenswood to start school consolidation process

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is starting to discuss consolidating schools -- a process that's sure...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by S H, on Jul 10, 2019 at 7:53 am | 1 comment | 1645 Views

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RCSD pursuing Menlo Church for lease of Adelante campus

The Redwood City School District has done the following regarding the disposition of three campuses and the Adminstration...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 8, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 6 comments | 693 Views

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'This is not saying we're anti-charter.' Ravenswood school board backs state charter bills

The Ravenswood City school board unanimously approved Thursday night a charter school moratorium that throws their support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Funding, on Jun 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 1267 Views

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Longtime Oak Knoll teacher enters her 'next phase'

After more than three decades of teaching -- with nearly 24 years spent in Menlo Park -- Oak Knoll School teacher Renee Lavezzo...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by KathyO, on Jun 25, 2019 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 2141 Views

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Former Woodland School director files age discrimination suit

A former employee of the private Woodland School in Portola Valley is suing the school for age discrimination. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3439 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A program offers free Latin lessons to K-8 students

A group of Menlo-Atherton High School students will spend their Saturdays tutoring elementary and middle schoolers in Latin...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Jun 14, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 1384 Views
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