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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 | 481 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. 205 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 | 1477 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 | 2776 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 | 1919 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 | 2193 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. 5415 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 | 13391 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 | 6951 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 | 2787 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 | 980 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 | 3140 Views

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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 | 2194 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 | 447 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 | 2803 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 | 1338 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 | 3200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1889 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 | 1508 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 | 2275 Views
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