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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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, 6 hours ago | 2 comments | 2299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 12098 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 | 2613 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 | 3876 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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. 262 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 | 2453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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. 2816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4672 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 | 2937 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 | 3478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 5586 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 | 3879 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Faced with telling toddler daughter she can't hug her grandparents, local doc pens kids' book

How do you explain to a toddler that she can't hug her grandparents right now? Like many parents of young kids right now,...

Original post made on May. 19, 2020
Last comment by Lindsey, on May 19, 2020 at 7:34 am | 1 comment | 4148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic strains already struggling early learning programs

San Mateo County early childhood learning programs are struggling to stay afloat with the shelter-in-place order keeping...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by Steve Wallace, on May 6, 2020 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 3694 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Start connecting with books

In an op-ed, Oak Knoll School reading specialist Jacqui Cebrian writes about the benefits of families reading books aloud...

Original post made on May. 4, 2020
Last comment by E. Nale, on May 5, 2020 at 8:12 pm | 2 comments | 2848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district dumping letter grades for credit/no credit grading system during coronavirus crisis

Sequoia Union High School District trustees voted 3-2 in favor of moving to a credit/no credit grading system for spring...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by M-A Parent, on Apr 27, 2020 at 1:02 pm | 18 comments | 6323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Employees accuse new high school of mismanagement, empty promises in letter to trustees

TIDE Academy sent a letter of complaint to Sequoia Union High School District trustees in February, outlining concerns that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2020
Last comment by Make it Right, on Apr 26, 2020 at 3:30 pm | 27 comments | 9520 Views

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5 hands-on ways to help those in need on the Peninsula

Stuck sheltering in place and want to be helpful? Here are five things you can do to help local nonprofits that don't involve...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2020
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:53 pm | 1 comment | 4154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley School District taps assistant principal to lead Corte Madera School

Kristen Shima will be the new principal of Corte Madera School, effective July 1, the Portola Valley School District board...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2020
Last comment by PVSD ALUMNI, TOO, on Apr 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm | 4 comments | 3360 Views
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