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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school board rejects Mandarin school proposal

A petition to start a Mandarin immersion charter school in the Menlo Park City School District was unanimously denied by...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by LC, on Nov 14, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 23 comments | 10323 Views

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Letter: Sequoia district superintendent finds critics' charge 'shameful'

The continued misrepresentation that the Sequoia district would impede in any way the success of any student is, in a word,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Aug 3, 2009 at 8:31 am | 22 comments | 4918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Making streets safe for kids walking to school

A mother's anger and the tempest that ensued over a recent incident involving a Menlo Park police officer's decision to help...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Well...let's see now..., on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:07 pm | 22 comments | 7944 Views

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Update: Everest raises stakes in looming court battle with high school district

Everest Public High School is seeking to add $2.3 million to the payout from the high school district if Everest sues the...

Original post made on May. 25, 2009
Last comment by Jordan, on May 14, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 22 comments | 7848 Views

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Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 22 comments | 56348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Our local libertarian with the quest to use vouchers to hinder public education will not share the results of a CONSERVATIVE...

Original post made by Mack on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 22 comments | 2649 Views

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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 | 9753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Menlo Park's equity issue: Poor kids getting poor education

It is time to take the audacious step and bring the Belle Haven Elementary School and the Willow Oaks Elementary School into...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Get an education, on Sep 30, 2017 at 1:23 am | 22 comments | 4563 Views

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Private school supporters plead for more time

(==B This is an expanded version of a previously published story.)== More than 600 supporters of a private school that may...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 3, 2013 at 8:56 am | 22 comments | 6310 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents and high school district divided over proposal to temporarily shift to credit/no credit grading system

There is a divide between those in the Sequoia Union High School District who want to stick to letter grades for the spring...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2020
Last comment by MP Resident, on Apr 16, 2020 at 10:20 pm | 22 comments | 12168 Views

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Menlo Park: More than 200 at hearing on Mandarin school

More than 200 people filled the Multi-Use Room at Encinal School on Tuesday (Oct. 14) for a public hearing on the proposed...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by object to James 2, on Nov 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 22 comments | 8528 Views

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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 | 6294 Views

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Parents to meet over lack of onsite, after-school child care in Menlo Park school district

Katherine Bailey ([email protected]) e-mailed this message to the Almanac on Feb. 17, 2007: I wanted to let your newspaper...

Original post made by Richard Hine on Feb. 19, 2007
Last comment by Rory Brown, on Feb 28, 2007 at 12:23 pm | 22 comments | 5979 Views

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​Portola Valley: Kids with airsoft gun mistaken for armed suspect

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office are wrapping up an investigation into a report that a man was seen with...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jun 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 22 comments | 7267 Views

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Encinal School volunteers sued by coach

A conflict that originated on the Encinal School basketball court appears headed for a court of law after a father who was...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by A student at Hillview, on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:21 pm | 21 comments | 9735 Views

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UC admission rates for CA residents drastically declined

Where's the college admission blog when you're looking for it. I came across the following stats today that seemed worth...

Original post made by HS Mom on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on May 20, 2015 at 9:40 am | 21 comments | 4698 Views

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Portola Valley: Neighbors irate and fearful over cut-through traffic

Motorists tend to find paths of least resistance, those combinations of streets and intersections that make for the most...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by X-rez, on Aug 3, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 21 comments | 44815 Views

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High school board asked to rescind superintendent appointment

Atherton resident and open-government advocate Peter Carpenter has made good on his threat to try to force the governing...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm | 21 comments | 9430 Views

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Paly student tells of school stress: 'Students are gasping for air'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Aaron, on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 21 comments | 49821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters to decide whether to adopt $23 million bond measure for new school in Menlo Park

School board members last night (June 11) agreed with Menlo Park City School District staff that district voters should be...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by Grateful, on Jun 15, 2013 at 2:53 pm | 21 comments | 7171 Views
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