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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board may change policy on busing EPA kids

A decades-long policy of having East Palo Alto teens take a bus to high school in Woodside or Belmont may come to an end...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by A-town gangsta, on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:18 pm | 10 comments | 11469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Voters would easily approve $294 million bond measure for high schools

Voters in the Sequoia high school district would likely approve a bond measure to rebuild campuses, including Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gravy Train, on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | 52 comments | 11455 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 | 11414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Design, name chosen for new school: A second-campus 'Laurel'

A single two-story building housing 16 classrooms and larger spaces for music, science and arts instruction will be built...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by confusion, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:13 am | 27 comments | 11374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Heaton named to Las Lomitas school board

Christine Marie Heaton, a high school teacher who has two children in the Las Lomitas School District, has been appointed...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | 25 comments | 11371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two school districts don't plan to offer transitional kindergarten

The bad news for Menlo Park parents whose children will turn 5 between Sept. 1 and Dec. 2 of next year is that neither the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by cs, on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:30 am | 7 comments | 11354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Safety at Laurel Elementary School

Is bike safety for children really an issue? To many people it is not, because they feel it is not safe for children to bike...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Feb. 9, 2007
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Jun 14, 2007 at 9:57 pm | 70 comments | 11284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school board to decide on how to fill vacant seat

The Menlo Park City School District board will decide tonight (Jan. 14) on whether to hold a special election or to appoint...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on Jan 21, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 19 comments | 11211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mark Box resigns from school board

The superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District is recommending that the school board avoid a costly election and...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Not our MPCSD, on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:52 pm | 29 comments | 10898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County plans fresh look at Mandarin charter school in Menlo Park district

Once again a crowd packed a hearing room to listen and speak about the Mandarin immersion charter school that has been proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm | 11 comments | 10888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto

A 19-year-old woman who was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto has died, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 10866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Zamora's family to go to England for brain tumor treatment

A Woodside 8-year-old, diagnosed in July with an up-to-now untreatable and always fatal brain tumor, has been accepted into...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by S Allen, on Sep 10, 2016 at 5:50 am | 1 comment | 10728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter school colleagues honor Diane Tavenner with statewide award

Diane Tavenner, co-founder of Summit Prep and Everest public charter high schools, received a leadership award from the state...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by Simple Simon, on Mar 21, 2010 at 10:18 pm | 27 comments | 10689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Big educational issues faceĀ  Sequoia board candidates

Perhaps a middle-aged hermit sequestered in the Santa Cruz mountains, someone with uncanny powers and unpleasant high school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mr. Gail Ortega, on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 10614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What to do about enrollment growth, particularly at Menlo-Atherton High School

Changes to open-enrollment policies for the Sequoia Union High School District and tentative revisions to the map assigning...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by oldtimer, on Sep 13, 2013 at 9:49 am | 26 comments | 10527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learning by doing

Hillview Middle School recently completed a week-long hands-on learning program aimed at preparing students for the dramatically...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by $100,000?, on Apr 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 10480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mental health clinic for youth coming to Menlo Park

Three local women who have parented children with mental illnesses, including one who lost a daughter to death by suicide,...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2016
Last comment by Paula, on Oct 13, 2016 at 11:04 am | 6 comments | 10359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: What kind of school district will its new superintendent lead?

I like adventure. And when the Menlo Park City School District board put my potential appointment as the district's next...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 10351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Mateo County Superintendent Anne Campbell sued for failing to act on a child molester

From the San Mateo Daily Journal today: "Former Student Sues District Over Janitor Convicted of Groping: Suit Claims Belmont-Redwood...

Original post made by Will it ever stop? on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Question, on Jun 21, 2014 at 10:17 am | 8 comments | 10290 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voter Guide: Las Lomitas seeks $60 million for schools

Sixty million dollars is a lot of money. The Las Lomitas Elementary School District is hoping voters think it'll be money...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by A Concerned Voter, on Oct 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 2 comments | 10231 Views
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