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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: New east-west bike route trial moves forward

Who knew that a proposal to add some white paint on some roads could induce at least 20 people to wait through hours of...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Katie Behroozi, 9 hours ago | 6 comments | 1751 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's school, only different: Hillview mini-courses offered for fourth year

Eighth-graders at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park spent April 3-7 in one of eight mini-courses, ranging from international...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 21, 2017 at 9:20 am | 8 comments | 1776 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district considers fee-based preschool program

Attempting to offer its most disadvantaged students an opportunity for early childhood education, the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by Claudia Pinkus, on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:06 pm | 3 comments | 1083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax measure passes with 78 percent voter approval

A $360 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District was approved by 78 percent of voters, county election officials...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Apr 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm | 56 comments | 7242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: It's time to ax the M-A Senior Fashion Show

I'm excited to send my daughter to Menlo-Atherton High School next year. At the Open House a few weeks ago, I was moved to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Catherine, on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 26 comments | 5540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Menlo Park really care about Safe Routes? We'll find out at City Council meeting

Much lip service has been paid in Menlo Park to the concepts of "Safe Routes" and "Complete Streets". In theory, providing...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin on Apr. 17, 2017
Last comment by Concerned, on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:27 pm | 20 comments | 1160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school tax campaign committee faces fine for reporting violations

The committee that backed the Menlo Park City School District's recent parcel tax has agreed to pay a $678 fine for violating...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 17, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 3 comments | 1259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park bike route plan hits speed bump

Plans to move forward with a one-year pilot program of a bike route on Oak Grove Avenue in downtown Menlo Park will likely...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Apr 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm | 41 comments | 2352 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Atherton, Menlo Park: Friday deadline to challenge school tax ballot rebuttals

Friday, Jan. 6 is the deadline for the public to challenge the language of the rebuttals to the arguments for and against...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2017
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cover story: Volunteers support students 'where they are'

All Students Matter, which started in 2008 with a group of local moms and a couple dozen of their friends,has now grown to...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by Michelle Swenson, on Apr 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm | 2 comments | 1452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district board sets dates for even-year elections

The high school district board approved a plan to phase in elections that will allow voters to choose candidates for the...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2017
Last comment by Transition Issue, on Apr 6, 2017 at 3:18 pm | 1 comment | 876 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: Stop teaching kids to terrify pigs

The annual Woodside pig scramble allows children to chase and catch piglets, all in the name of "fun" and "entertainment,"...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 5, 2017 at 9:04 pm | 2 comments | 285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All Students Matter

It's just after Friday morning recess and the students in Cassanndra Wicker's first-grade classroom at Belle Haven School...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Mugsy, on Apr 5, 2017 at 10:09 am | 1 comment | 249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special Education - Who pays?

In an "Overview of Special Education in California" the Legislative Analyst's Office provides some insight into the cost...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Yet More Of The Same Nonsense, on Mar 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm | 14 comments | 358 Views

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Menlo Park school district administrator wins state award

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, has won the California Special Education...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by MPCSD Parent, on Mar 29, 2017 at 9:36 am | 2 comments | 2673 Views

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measure x - empire building continues

Incoming MPCSD Superintendent, Erik Burmeister, is excited to announce the appointment, pending Board approval on April 18,...

Original post made by new guy on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 28, 2017 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park donors sponsor high school kids to see 'Hamilton'

Today, 2,200 Bay Area high school students and teachers will gain free bragging rights to an exclusive experience many locals...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Bay Home, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 3159 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 443 Views

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Tuesday: What's next for Menlo Park school district?

While voters in the Menlo Park City School District overwhelmingly approved a $360 parcel tax measure on March 7, the district's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 1836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Polls open for school parcel tax voters

Tuesday, March 7, is Election Day in the Menlo Park City School District. Voters will decide whether to approve an annual...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Ed Rollins, on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm | 27 comments | 2322 Views
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Readers' Choice ballot is here

It’s time to decide what local business is worthy of the title “Almanac Readers' Choice” — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 19th issue of The Almanac.

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