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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'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 | 1326 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 | 2241 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
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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 | 1423 Views

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M-A's Class of 2019 says farewell

Menlo-Atherton High School's Class of 2019 received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony held on the school's football...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Kate Kennedy, on Jun 12, 2019 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 2788 Views

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Menlo Park school district conducts survey to help it plan for future

The Menlo Park City School District is conducting its annual community survey. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/06/06/menlo-park-school-district-condu...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2019
Last comment by How much?, on Jun 8, 2019 at 6:05 am | 1 comment | 1329 Views

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Girl power: How 12 fourth-grade basketball players banded together for equal rim heights

Tucked away behind a partition in Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park, fourth-grade girls played basketball...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2019
Last comment by Phi Slamma Jamma, on Jun 2, 2019 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 2435 Views

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RCSD issues RFP for lease of Hawes, Adelante and Orion schoolsites.

After passing several, multimillion dollar bond measures to upgrade their school facilities, the Redwood City School District...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 26, 2019
There are no comments yet. 245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park woman who paid $15K in college admissions scam pleads guilty

Menlo Park resident Marjorie Klapper pleaded guilty Friday in the national college admissions scam, becoming the fourth parent...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by resident, on May 24, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 2295 Views

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Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'

A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both Palo Alto area parents and hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
There are no comments yet. 1424 Views

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Menlo College sweeps nonconference DH

The Menlo College softball team ended a four-game losing streak with a nonconference doubleheader sweep of Notre Dame de...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
There are no comments yet. 727 Views

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As statewide tensions continue, East Palo Alto school district eyes charter school moratorium

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education could become the latest public agency to lend its voice to the divisive...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Anne DeCarli, on May 23, 2019 at 5:33 pm | 4 comments | 1262 Views

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SH Prep sending 25 student-athletes to the collegiate level

Sacred Heart Prep is sending at least 18 student-athletes to play at the collegiate level for the 10th time in 11 years....

Original post made on May. 14, 2019
Last comment by , on May 14, 2019 at 1:20 pm | 1 comment | 837 Views

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Kite Hill going back to its roots

Craig Dremann and his crew of two helpers are using string trimmers to trim the meadow on Woodside's Kite Hill. Read the...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
There are no comments yet. 708 Views

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Consultant: Staffing cuts ahead for Ravenswood

Difficult budget decisions are looming for the Ravenswood City School District, where staff is projecting potential layoffs...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 29, 2019 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 1866 Views

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Linda Creighton: principal of 'the best place to spend your childhood'

In a single day, Laurel School Principal Linda Creighton transitions from making the eight-minute drive between her school's...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2019
Last comment by Jen Wolosin, on Mar 28, 2019 at 12:22 pm | 1 comment | 3182 Views

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New members bring business experience to Las Lomitas board

Two new members have taken their seats on the Las Lomitas Elementary School District governing board: Parents Dana Nunn and...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Katie, on Mar 27, 2019 at 10:04 pm | 2 comments | 2515 Views

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Ousted superintendent violated harassment policy in comments about employees with children

An external investigation found that Gloria Hernandez-Goff, the ousted superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
Last comment by Clean House Now, on Mar 27, 2019 at 7:56 pm | 3 comments | 2603 Views

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In East Palo Alto, a microcosm of the state's heated charter school debate

As California's charter school movement booms and polarizes public education, educators, elected officials and researchers...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5839 Views

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Stanford coach, local residents among dozens indicted in college-admissions scandal

A Stanford University coach and numerous local residents, including some from Menlo Park and Atherton, are among the dozens...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Rosy, on Mar 20, 2019 at 6:34 pm | 40 comments | 14761 Views
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