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What people get wrong about first-generation college students

The CalMatters College Journalism Network spoke with first-generation college students across the state about the challenges...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Mar 13, 2022 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 4088 Views


State senator from Menlo Park seeks to expand free lunch program to children in daycare

California could expand its free public school meals program to also include children in daycare under a bill introduced...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3222 Views


As COVID cases fall, school districts are dropping outdoor mask mandates

For the first time in two years, Menlo Park students are seeing each others' faces on playgrounds around campus. With the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2022
Last comment by Heather L Zimmerman, on Feb 18, 2022 at 11:50 am | 2 comments | 3812 Views


Parents lose patience over school mask mandate

Since state health officials decreed the end of the mask mandate for restaurants and grocery stores last week, frustrated...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2022
Last comment by menlo mom, on Feb 15, 2022 at 5:29 pm | 5 comments | 2925 Views


Local schools hit with surge of COVID-19 cases as omicron spreads

Classes have been back in session for less than a week after winter break and local schools are reporting record numbers...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2022
Last comment by Scott Lohmann, on Jan 10, 2022 at 12:15 pm | 1 comment | 6104 Views


Community college district vice chancellor strikes a deal, pleads no contest to two felonies

A San Mateo County Community College District vice chancellor has pleaded no contest to two felonies for using district resources...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2022
Last comment by MenloVoter., on Jan 6, 2022 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 5771 Views


Ravenswood teachers get 10% raise, bringing salaries on par with neighboring school districts

Ravenswood City School District teachers are receiving a 10% pay boost this school year, bringing their salaries on par with...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Nov 26, 2021 at 5:14 pm | 2 comments | 4574 Views


Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

Enrollment is down, but not as significantly as during the 2020-21 school year, data shows. Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2021
Last comment by MPR, on Nov 18, 2021 at 11:28 pm | 1 comment | 6018 Views


Census: Midpeninsula's population of kids, teens is shrinking

The number of young people on the Midpeninsula is shrinking, even as the overall population grows, mirroring a trend throughout...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2021
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm | 6 comments | 4470 Views


Guest opinion: Vote no on Measure B, Menlo Park school district's latest parcel tax initiative

In a guest opinion, Mark Hinkle argues why Menlo Park City School District voters should oppose Measure B, a parcel tax increase...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2021
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 1, 2021 at 1:44 am | 17 comments | 5676 Views


Burnout, anxiety weigh on some local teachers two months into full return to classrooms

"I'm wondering 'Was my mask on tight enough today?'" said Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Mallory Byrne. She gets tested...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Brian, on Oct 21, 2021 at 11:21 am | 2 comments | 6031 Views


Las Lomitas school board appoints two trustees following resignations

The Las Lomitas school board has appointed two new members after recent resignations. Read the full story here

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2021
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 21, 2021 at 6:03 am | 1 comment | 6041 Views


Student COVID vaccinations: California becomes first state to require them for kids 12 and up

Gov. Gavin Newsom added COVID-19 to the list of diseases students must get a vaccination for to attend school. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2021
Last comment by ln, on Oct 1, 2021 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments | 3436 Views


Testing catches four asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in Belle Haven School class

Belle Haven School students were quarantined earlier this month after four children in a single classroom tested positive...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2021
Last comment by , on Sep 27, 2021 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 5113 Views


Menlo Park officials urge greater road safety awareness after two collisions involving young students

School officials and police are warning drivers to be more cautious around schools since the full reopening last month, which...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2021
Last comment by Eric Gilbertson, on Sep 25, 2021 at 9:12 pm | 13 comments | 8097 Views


The post-9/11 generation: Too young to remember, but not to reflect

Those who were alive on Sept. 11, 2001, carry vivid memories of that day. For a whole generation of young people, though,...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4542 Views


Mervin Morris, founder of Mervyns stores, Atherton resident dies at 101

Philanthropist, Atherton resident and founder of Mervyns department stores Mervin Morris died at 101. "We were just so lucky...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2021
Last comment by M.M, on Sep 11, 2021 at 2:44 am | 1 comment | 10819 Views


Guest opinion: Let's protect Menlo Park's kids from the pollution inside our homes

In a guest opinion, Menlo Park resident and pediatrician Dr. Erika Drazan writes about the benefits of switching from gas...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2021
Last comment by Matt, on Aug 7, 2021 at 11:51 am | 1 comment | 5014 Views


San Mateo County Community college district to offer at least 30% of courses in-person this fall

After shutting down when the COVID-19 pandemic began, the San Mateo County Community College District plans to offer at least...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2021
Last comment by pvrez, on Jul 27, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 5906 Views


Community briefs: Menlo Park's reopening plans; Rotary scholarships; Oak Knoll's new assistant principal; Skunks rescued

In this week's community briefs, Menlo Park looks at reopening venues and services, Oak Knoll taps a new assistant principal,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jun 4, 2021 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 4998 Views
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