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'I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat

Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by EPA Resident, on Aug 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 2522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Menlo Park high school opens, but construction is ongoing

TIDE Academy, a new high school in Menlo Park, opened for the first day of classes on Wednesday, Aug. 14, but construction...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2019
Last comment by some guy from atherton, on Aug 17, 2019 at 7:43 pm | 5 comments | 7060 Views

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As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

The national charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by MP Resident, on Aug 13, 2019 at 3:44 pm | 3 comments | 3281 Views

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Second principal of TIDE Academy leaves before new school opens

TIDE Academy, a new magnet high school in Menlo Park set to open Aug. 14, is still working to fill staff positions after...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Angela Swartz, Almanac Staff Writer, on Aug 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm | 7 comments | 7551 Views

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Samaritan House opens Menlo Park location

Samaritan House, a San Mateo-based nonprofit that serves residents in need, has opened a new satellite location at 871 Hamilton...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3312 Views

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New face in Las Lomitas superintendent's office

After eight years as the superintendent of the Woodside Elementary School District, Beth Polito is eager to get her feet...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by W Menlo Mom, on Aug 2, 2019 at 11:12 pm | 1 comment | 3084 Views

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School bond debt should be serviced by funds from sale or lease of school district properties

Since the vote threshold for school bond measures was lowered to 55%, total school bond debt in San Mateo County has risen...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Aug 2, 2019 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 582 Views

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Facebook housing program helps teachers stay local

When the Menlo Park City Council approved Facebook's campus expansion in 2016, it required the company to help address some...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2019
Last comment by Lynne Bramlett , on Jul 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 3223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under new leadership, Ravenswood to start school consolidation process

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is starting to discuss consolidating schools -- a process that's sure...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2019
Last comment by S H, on Jul 10, 2019 at 7:53 am | 1 comment | 2521 Views

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RCSD pursuing Menlo Church for lease of Adelante campus

The Redwood City School District has done the following regarding the disposition of three campuses and the Adminstration...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 30, 2019
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jul 8, 2019 at 2:37 pm | 6 comments | 1199 Views

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'This is not saying we're anti-charter.' Ravenswood school board backs state charter bills

The Ravenswood City school board unanimously approved Thursday night a charter school moratorium that throws their support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Funding, on Jun 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 1929 Views

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Longtime Oak Knoll teacher enters her 'next phase'

After more than three decades of teaching -- with nearly 24 years spent in Menlo Park -- Oak Knoll School teacher Renee Lavezzo...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by KathyO, on Jun 25, 2019 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 2929 Views

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Former Woodland School director files age discrimination suit

A former employee of the private Woodland School in Portola Valley is suing the school for age discrimination. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
There are no comments yet. 5463 Views

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M-A program offers free Latin lessons to K-8 students

A group of Menlo-Atherton High School students will spend their Saturdays tutoring elementary and middle schoolers in Latin...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Jun 14, 2019 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 2033 Views

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M-A's Class of 2019 says farewell

Menlo-Atherton High School's Class of 2019 received their diplomas during a graduation ceremony held on the school's football...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Kate Kennedy, on Jun 12, 2019 at 4:45 pm | 2 comments | 4171 Views

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Menlo Park school district conducts survey to help it plan for future

The Menlo Park City School District is conducting its annual community survey. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2019/06/06/menlo-park-school-district-condu...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2019
Last comment by How much?, on Jun 8, 2019 at 6:05 am | 1 comment | 1695 Views

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Girl power: How 12 fourth-grade basketball players banded together for equal rim heights

Tucked away behind a partition in Arrillaga Family Recreation Center in Menlo Park, fourth-grade girls played basketball...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2019
Last comment by Phi Slamma Jamma, on Jun 2, 2019 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 3364 Views

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RCSD issues RFP for lease of Hawes, Adelante and Orion schoolsites.

After passing several, multimillion dollar bond measures to upgrade their school facilities, the Redwood City School District...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 26, 2019
There are no comments yet. 469 Views

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Menlo Park woman who paid $15K in college admissions scam pleads guilty

Menlo Park resident Marjorie Klapper pleaded guilty Friday in the national college admissions scam, becoming the fourth parent...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by resident, on May 24, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 2854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'

A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both Palo Alto area parents and hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2067 Views
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