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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 | 12080 Views

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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 | 6288 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 District parent, on Mar 14, 2019 at 9:48 am | 1 comment | 1527 Views

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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 | 2305 Views

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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 | 790 Views

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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 | 2549 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
There are no comments yet. 1139 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 | 1733 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 | 305 Views

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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 | 2537 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 | 1157 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 | 2993 Views

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Ravenswood to hold public meetings on charter school expansion request

The Ravenswood City School District is hosting a series of community meetings through next week to inform the public about...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2019
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 5, 2019 at 10:54 pm | 2 comments | 1708 Views

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Rotary Club accepting grant applications for nonprofit education programs

The Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation is now accepting 2019 grant applications from nonprofits. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2019
Last comment by Luqman Michel, on Jan 18, 2019 at 11:53 pm | 1 comment | 1394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen arrested for sexual battery at Woodside High School

A 17-year-old boy was arrested after allegedly grabbing a girl's buttocks while riding a bicycle at Woodside High School...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2019
Last comment by My thoughts, on Jan 18, 2019 at 9:55 pm | 8 comments | 2131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thygesen, Lambert step down from school board dais after years of service

Joan Lambert and Terry Thygesen, who have more than two decades of experience as school board members between them, stepped...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2019
Last comment by Laura Rich, on Jan 10, 2019 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 2011 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fiscal responsibility, high academic standards are key priorities for new board members

There will be some new faces looking out from the dais at Menlo Park City School District board meetings starting Dec. 11,...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2018
Last comment by Enough Of The Nonsense, on Dec 30, 2018 at 6:11 pm | 6 comments | 2138 Views

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Four teachers, four stories

The many area teachers who are struggling to remain in their classrooms while keeping a roof over their heads despite the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2018
Last comment by YIMBY, on Dec 24, 2018 at 10:19 am | 6 comments | 2517 Views

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Middle school floods for second time in five weeks

A water main break at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park on Thursday, Nov. 29, flooded the campus for the second time...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2018
Last comment by IAQ IQ, on Dec 2, 2018 at 2:50 am | 3 comments | 3526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A wrestler files retaliation lawsuit against school district

A Menlo-Atherton High School student is suing the Sequoia Union High School District, district administrators, the M-A athletic...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2018
Last comment by Patton M, on Nov 23, 2018 at 8:19 am | 1 comment | 3933 Views
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