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Guest Opinion: To reduce inequality, local school districts need to merge

This week, reader Henry Donald makes the case that the Ravenswood and Menlo Park school districts ought to merge, erasing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2023
Last comment by JBS, on May 12, 2023 at 8:16 pm | 17 comments | 5890 Views


Is the child care crisis getting worse?

Experts say high-quality care is so vital for small children. It's also why the ongoing child care crisis is so worrisome...

Original post made on May. 9, 2023
Last comment by Chuck Bernstein, on May 9, 2023 at 1:48 pm | 1 comment | 1660 Views


After students shout down conservative judge, complaints are filed against Stanford Law School and students

A public-interest attorney and House of Representatives committee heads have asked for investigations of Stanford Law School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2023
Last comment by Thoughtful, on Apr 20, 2023 at 8:02 am | 2 comments | 4397 Views


Legal challenge seeks to invalidate $889M in local bond measures, targets ballot labels

A legal challenge filed in the Superior Court of San Mateo County asserts that the ballot labels for two local school district...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2023
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 7, 2023 at 8:02 am | 4 comments | 2242 Views


Guest opinion: Sequoia school board's secrecy is undemocratic and irresponsible

Menlo-Atherton students weigh in on the departure of the district superintendent, arguing the school board has some explaining...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 3106 Views


For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

Teachers, parents and local officials said they were “left with more questions than answers” after a special board meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 3036 Views


Sequoia district names interim supe, pays $299K to former district head

The Sequoia Union High School District's Crystal Leach is serving as superintendent after Darnise Williams resigned last...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Jan 1, 2023 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 3794 Views


Sequoia district's first Black female superintendent resigns after week of rumors, closed-door meetings

Sequoia Union High School District's first Black female superintendent, Darnise Wiliams, resigned Wednesday after week of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Dec 30, 2022 at 8:07 am | 80 comments | 14286 Views


Residents voice strong support for Sequoia district superintendent during special meeting

The district called a special meeting for Monday to discuss Superintendent Darnise Williams's evaluation, the second one...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by ReginaR, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 3739 Views


M-A community asks district 'what's next?' after recent gun incidents on campus

After students reportedly brought guns to campus twice during December, Menlo-Atherton High School teachers and other community...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by pvrez, on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 3952 Views


Silicon Valley International School hosts annual Moon Festival

Silicon Valley International School stargazed, listened to stories, ate mooncakes and carried lanterns during the school's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3553 Views


Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges

The 17-year-old driver of a car that collided with another, resulting in the death of two and the injury of four others Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 11, 2022 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 12200 Views


Guest opinions: School board member, planning commissioner urge No on Measure V

This week, Ravenswood school board member Jenny Varghese Bloom and Menlo Park Planning Commission member Chris DeCardy have...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Nov 4, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 4375 Views


Amid tense salary negotiations, Portola Valley teachers urge district to not add time to their workdays

Teachers are urging the Portola Valley Elementary School District not to add an extra half-hour to already busy work days...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by Jeff & Marcia Keimer, on Oct 31, 2022 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 5658 Views


Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm | 2 comments | 2737 Views


Teen sleep deprivation is a big problem, so schools are starting later

Is the early morning rush to get groggy teens to school a thing of the past? With a new state law requiring later start times,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 22, 2022 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 6028 Views


Teens' initiative aims to provide mental health support to student athletes

Two teens are creating a program, GOAT Mentality, to promote awareness of student athlete mental health in high schools. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by menlo parent, on Sep 6, 2022 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 3494 Views


With board divided, Ravenswood district votes to drop its mask mandate

For the first time in three years, Ravenswood City School District students and staff won't need to wear face masks in classrooms...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Resident , on Aug 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 3113 Views


PSA: make right-hand turns from the right-most lane. It's the law.

Background: Today, I was taking my child to Encinal Elementary school in the morning. As part of my drive, I take Middlefield,...

Original post made by Scott on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by pogo, on May 26, 2022 at 8:26 am | 1 comment | 993 Views


East Palo Alto residents want surveillance cameras after park shooting

When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground...

Original post made on May. 23, 2022
Last comment by tt, on May 23, 2022 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 5110 Views
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