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SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID testing of teachers, staff hotly debated as California schools reopen

As schools throughout California tiptoe toward reopening, decisions about whether to routinely test teachers, staff and even...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Boy Howdy, on Sep 23, 2020 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 1509 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school superintendent Mary Streshly announces resignation amid calls for district to fire her

More than a month after Sequoia Union High School District's teachers union and 22 principals and top administrators called...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Angry Parent, on Sep 21, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 7146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district board candidate drops out of race, citing need for more elected 'voices of color'

Jacqui Cebrian, a candidate for the Sequoia Union High School District school board Trustee Area E, has announced that she...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2020
Last comment by Joan, on Sep 17, 2020 at 1:19 pm | 3 comments | 3518 Views

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School board hints at outside help in deciding whether to fire superintendent

Amid major no confidence votes from administrators and faculty, the Sequoia Union High School District board said it will...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2020
Last comment by C B, on Aug 29, 2020 at 9:47 am | 8 comments | 4833 Views

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High school board still weighing whether to fire superintendent opposed by teachers, principals

Teachers and principals in the Sequoia Union High School District have called for Superintendent Mary Streshly to be fired....

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by J Carson, on Aug 28, 2020 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 259 Views

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Former Uber chief security officer hit with obstruction of justice charge

Federal law enforcement authorities have charged former Uber Chief Security Officer Joseph Sullivan for an attempted cover-up...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2020
Last comment by katherine, on Aug 21, 2020 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 2063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Incomplete data': High school board debates last spring's pass/fail grading system

In a discussion at a Sequoia Union High School District board meeting Aug. 5, board members debated the pass/fail grading...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by margomca, on Aug 14, 2020 at 8:21 pm | 1 comment | 1911 Views

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High school principals call for board to fire superintendent

After the teachers union and 22 administrators -- including Woodside and M-A's principals -- called for the firing of Superintendent...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2020
Last comment by Kassandra, on Aug 13, 2020 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 6420 Views

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High school promises better virtual learning experience after 'less-than-optimal' spring

Menlo-Atherton High School administrators say that they're improving the school's online learning program for the coming...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Woodside High School Student, on Aug 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm | 5 comments | 3530 Views

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With a no-confidence vote, high school teachers’ union calls for removal of superintendent

The Sequoia Union Teachers Association has “overwhelmingly” made a vote of no confidence in Superintendent Mary Streshly,...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by James Madison, on Aug 6, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 14 comments | 14144 Views

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Menlo Park names interim police chief: David Spiller, retired Pleasanton PD chief

Retired Pleasanton police chief David Spiller will take over as Menlo Park interim chief Friday, July 31. He replaces police...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by COVID Emergency, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:54 am | 7 comments | 3126 Views

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Citing coronavirus increase, high school district to start fall semester with full distance learning

In a packed Zoom school board meeting, the Sequoia Union High School District on Tuesday night gave its most concrete decision...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2020
Last comment by Local, on Jul 26, 2020 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 4285 Views

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Learn Real Estate ONLINE Now (Public, NonProfit)

Hi! College of San Mateo has moved its Real Estate (and other) classes ONLINE so everybody can sign up and take classes...

Original post made by [email protected] on Jul. 25, 2020
There are no comments yet. 300 Views

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Citing spike in coronavirus cases, Ravenswood to start school year with full distance learning

The Ravenswood City school board backed on Thursday a plan to open schools in August remotely, with the hopes of shifting...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 17, 2020 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 2746 Views

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Kepler's Books joins forces with Menlo Park Library to launch community book club

Kepler's Books and the Menlo Park Library have teamed up to start a community book club. Their first pick for the program,...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2020
There are no comments yet. 2982 Views

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Online or on-campus? High school district debates how to reopen in the fall

The Sequoia Union High School District is still in wide-ranging discussions over reopening its schools in the fall, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2020
Last comment by Sarah, on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 4891 Views

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Cañada College launches investigation into student’s video mocking George Floyd

Cañada College released a statement Friday, June 19, condemning a video filmed and posted online by one of its students...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Yet More Nonsense, on Jun 23, 2020 at 3:08 pm | 3 comments | 3192 Views

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M-A and Woodside High School hold virtual ceremonies, car parades for graduates

Seniors at Menlo-Atherton and Woodside high schools celebrated graduation with car parades, Zoom calls and livestreamed speeches. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2020
Last comment by isaidso, on Jun 17, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 3743 Views

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Temperature checks and staggered schedules: State releases guidance on reopening schools

The state released on Monday much-anticipated guidance for reopening schools this fall, with officials emphasizing that the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Heather, on Jun 12, 2020 at 8:14 am | 4 comments | 5833 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

These local teens are bringing groceries to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic

A Menlo-Atherton High School student has started a local branch of Zoomers to Boomers, a free grocery delivery service for...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by Protesting in place, on Jun 5, 2020 at 12:59 pm | 9 comments | 4056 Views
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