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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Practicing for the unthinkable

It's a scenario no one ever wants to encounter — a shooter on a school campus. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2018/04/18/practicing-for-the...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2018
Last comment by Shelly, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How one school prepares for the worst

Sacred Heart Schools' 64-acre Atherton campus has nearly 1,200 students, from 3-year-old preschoolers to 18-year-old high...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2018
Last comment by James Madison, on Apr 19, 2018 at 4:50 pm | 1 comment | 841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nearly half of Belle Haven students boycott school

More than 44 percent of students enrolled in Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park boycotted classes on Wednesday to...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2018
Last comment by I Agree, on Apr 7, 2018 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 2674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Well-Balanced Student with Challenge Success

LLESD Parent Education Series welcomes Challenge Success in "The Well-Balanced Student" on Tuesday, April 17, 6:30pm, Las...

Original post made by Charlene Margot on Apr. 3, 2018
There are no comments yet. 72 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mayor alleges 'culture of corruption' at Ravenswood school district

East Palo Alto's mayor blasted Ravenswood school district leadership in two separate letters Friday and Saturday criticizing...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2018
Last comment by Libel, on Mar 27, 2018 at 9:55 pm | 12 comments | 2828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rally For Gun Reform - March 24 Redwood City

Please join us! A student-led rally will be taking place on March 24, 2018, at Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood...

Original post made by E. Kratzer on Mar. 22, 2018
Last comment by teen in the 60s, on Mar 22, 2018 at 7:41 pm | 1 comment | 507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district puts hold on new artificial turf studies

A proposal to spend $43,000 to further study the possible health hazards of artificial turf playing fields at Hillview Middle...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2018
Last comment by Steve_J, on Mar 15, 2018 at 3:35 pm | 2 comments | 1453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students join nationwide school violence walkouts

In just one of many observances in local schools of the nationwide student protest against gun violence, many students from...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2018
Last comment by Steve_J, on Mar 14, 2018 at 5:59 pm | 3 comments | 2197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: School board to consider further research of artificial turf fields

Parents asked the Menlo Park City School District to look more closely at whether the crumb rubber used in artificial turf...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2018
Last comment by Gobsmacked, on Mar 13, 2018 at 2:11 pm | 9 comments | 1469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Neighbors question proposed traffic signal at Alameda and Walsh

A proposal to put a traffic signal at Alameda de las Pulgas and Walsh Road in Atherton is being questioned by some neighbors...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2018
Last comment by PeninsulaGirl, on Mar 9, 2018 at 10:55 am | 10 comments | 2501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district hires spokesperson

The Sequoia Union High School District has hired Ana Maria Pulido, an elected member of the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2018
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Mar 1, 2018 at 7:59 am | 1 comment | 2084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school board approves layoffs, parcel tax renewal

Ravenswood City School District's Board of Education took two steps toward maintaining fiscal solvency Thursday, approving...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2018
Last comment by EPA resient 2, on Feb 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm | 2 comments | 1463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students Need Host Families for Short Visit

Public Service Announcement Japanese Students Need Homes in the mid-peninsula area March 24 to April 4 Hosting a foreign...

Original post made by Suzanne Autry on Feb. 24, 2018
There are no comments yet. 277 Views

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School district downsizing--Facing up to declining enrollment

Declining enrollment provides school districts with an opportunity to put their finances in order without going to the taxpayers...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Feb. 21, 2018
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Feb 21, 2018 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State Sen. Hill proposes medical cannabis in schools on opt-in basis

State Sen. Jerry Hill has introduced legislation that would let local school districts pursue policies to allow K-12 students...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Very Bad Idea, on Feb 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm | 2 comments | 1758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district looking at its financial future

As the Menlo Park City School District nears the one-year anniversary of voter approval of a parcel tax that helped balance...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2018
Last comment by Train Fan, on Feb 10, 2018 at 11:35 am | 20 comments | 2579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Remembering Mr. Clements

There was the time before, and then there was the time after that day. Lee Clements would thereafter refer to it only as...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by Suzan, on Feb 8, 2018 at 9:09 pm | 14 comments | 5151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood faces financial crisis

After discussing pressures that would lead to a budget shortfall for more than a year, the Ravenswood school district now...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 30, 2018 at 4:51 pm | 8 comments | 2116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: 'Inappropriate contact' with student under investigation

The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is investigating allegations by a former student at Corte Madera School in Portola...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2018
Last comment by PV PARENT, on Jan 22, 2018 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 3011 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: Enrollment drops in all local elementary school districts

The high prices of local housing may be pushing young families away from local school districts, a demographer's report says,...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jan 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm | 22 comments | 5969 Views
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Greek restaurant Taverna opening in Palo Alto
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Food Party! 420
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Expanding the taxation of online sales
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Reader Guest Post: Life's Map
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The Almanac Readers' Choice ballot is here

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