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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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. 1866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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. 1060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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. 6196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 16200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed administrator pay bump, new position raise teacher concerns

Some Las Lomitas Elementary School District teachers are concerned about a proposal on the school board’s March 13 agenda...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by LLESD teacher , on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:26 am | 34 comments | 8170 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: Parents paid tens of thousands to game the admissions system

The 204-page federal complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on March 12 in the case of a nationwide college-admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by lelkins, on Mar 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm | 4 comments | 3535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local boys water polo players compete at USA Nationals

Fletcher Middle School's Jordan Affeld and JLS' Julien Chow were two of the seven members of the Stanford Water Polo Foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by Stephanie L., on Mar 6, 2019 at 5:43 am | 1 comment | 1476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Oak Knoll School's unique multi-age classroom program emphasizes individual learning

Doors remain open between classrooms at Oak Knoll School in Menlo Park as kids -- a mix of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2019
Last comment by lelkins, on Mar 4, 2019 at 2:08 pm | 2 comments | 4645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas superintendent announces retirement

Las Lomitas Elementary School District Superintendent Lisa Cesario will retire at the end of this school year. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2019
Last comment by Barb, on Feb 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm | 3 comments | 3300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: A tribute to Mrs. Gertrude Dyer Wilks

February is Black History Month, and a tribute is being made to Mrs. Gertrude Dyer Wilks, a graceful African-American woman...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 27, 2019 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 985 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bridging two worlds

Menlo School senior Santy Mendoza, who will be a first-generation college student at Harvard University this fall, is a current...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2019
Last comment by Congratulations , on Feb 16, 2019 at 9:52 pm | 1 comment | 3767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood district could ask KIPP to share middle school campus

More specific ideas for how to accommodate KIPP Valiant Community Prep's request for more facilities coalesced at a school...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2019
Last comment by willowschool1969, on Feb 13, 2019 at 10:02 pm | 1 comment | 2049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Off to a good start

After a single semester in operation, Menlo Park City School District's new preschool is already "a home away from home"...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2019
Last comment by don't worry about it,, on Feb 8, 2019 at 1:37 am | 22 comments | 4152 Views
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