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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 | 10148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 10098 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill eliminating personal belief vaccination exemption clears state senate

A bill that would eliminate the personal belief exemption allowing parents to opt out of vaccinating their children has passed...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Keenly, on May 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 26 comments | 9980 Views

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Global Volunteers: a chance to give back

<B>About the author:</I></B> Amy Pinkus, 13, of Woodside, is an eighth-grader at Woodside School. The daughter of Gary and...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2009
Last comment by Peru Enthusiast (Perusiast), on Apr 28, 2014 at 7:59 pm | 8 comments | 9949 Views

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Voting starts for parcel tax election in Menlo Park, Portola Valley school districts

This week, ballots for parcel taxes in the Portola Valley and Menlo Park City school districts will be hitting mailboxes....

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Get Real, on Apr 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm | 118 comments | 9926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school task force proposes $265 million bond measure

The board of the Sequoia Union High School District meets Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Redwood City to discuss a recommendation...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Dave Boyce, on Mar 3, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 30 comments | 9873 Views

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Menlo Park schools 'completely maxed out'

The Menlo Park City School District's Board of Education met Tuesday, April 30, to learn more about options for the future...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by Diane, on May 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm | 29 comments | 9849 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

O'Connor Street residents ask for transfer into Menlo Park school district

Menlo Park residents on the north side of O'Connor Street, just about a block from where the Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Support Public School, on Mar 17, 2015 at 12:34 am | 23 comments | 9799 Views

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Burnetts won't face charges for underage drinking

Two parents won't be prosecuted for alleged underage drinking at a party held in their Menlo Park home on Nov. 25, the San...

Original post made on May. 16, 2012
Last comment by Menlo Voter, on May 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 33 comments | 9786 Views

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As third coronavirus case comes to light in Santa Clara County, Palo Alto Unified alerted to parent exposed to disease

Santa Clara County public health department leaders have reported a third case of coronavirus within the county on Friday,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by We’re All Going to Die, on Feb 29, 2020 at 10:02 am | 9 comments | 9766 Views

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 | 9647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bi-lingual spanish preschool

Hi folks, My toddler's preschool has a few openings and I wanted to help get the word out since high quality places are...

Original post made by Shameless plug for Spanish Preschool on Jul. 28, 2008
Last comment by Encinal Dad, on Jul 10, 2009 at 10:49 am | 2 comments | 9598 Views

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Authorities declare Woodside High campus safe after bomb threat

Investigators and a bomb-sniffing dog from the San Mateo County bomb squad have completed their search of the campus of...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by pogo, on Apr 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm | 45 comments | 9594 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A reluctant 'no' recommendation on parcel tax measures

The Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax measures contain a fatal flaw: They have no sunset clause, and that's why...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 77 comments | 9575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Special ed director faces ouster

A battle is brewing over the pending dismissal of the Menlo Park City School District's director of special education at...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by lessons learned, on Mar 13, 2013 at 9:29 am | 35 comments | 9557 Views

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High school superintendent Mary Streshly announces resignation amid calls for district to fire her

More than a month after Sequoia Union High School District's teachers union and 22 principals and top administrators called...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Angry Parent, on Sep 21, 2020 at 3:41 pm | 8 comments | 9359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New home for German-American school?

The German-American International School has found a potential new home in the North Fair Oaks neighborhood, just a few miles...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 9 comments | 9260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letter: An open letter from one Sarah to another

(The following is an open letter to the Republican vice presidential hopeful.) Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/story.php?story_id=6827...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by impressed!, on Nov 19, 2008 at 11:06 am | 99 comments | 9230 Views

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Proposed administrator pay bump, new position raise teacher concerns

Some Las Lomitas Elementary School District teachers are concerned about a proposal on the school board’s March 13 agenda...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2019
Last comment by LLESD teacher , on Mar 15, 2019 at 7:26 am | 34 comments | 9221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter schools big issue in school board race

The candidates for the contentious race for two seats on the high school district board race show potential to reshape the...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:04 am | 52 comments | 9195 Views
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