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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opponents of new charter school give Sequoia district board earful

Charter school opponents outnumbered advocates by about 15 to 1 last week at a sparsely attended public hearing on a petition...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2008
Last comment by Deborah Henken, on Sep 4, 2008 at 6:40 pm | 2 comments | 3688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: What to do about charter schools

Before local high school officials and parents get too worked up about a recent petition for a new charter high school, they...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2008
Last comment by kerry memole, on Sep 5, 2008 at 8:42 pm | 2 comments | 3337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why are some students falling behind?

The latest STAR — standardized testing and reporting — results are in, and not surprisingly, the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2008
Last comment by Amy Cansada, on Sep 26, 2008 at 10:34 am | 2 comments | 3003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district rejects charter school bid

A bid to start another four-year charter high school, modeled closely on Summit Preparatory Charter High School, was rejected...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by K, on Sep 25, 2008 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 3250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County board rejects Everest charter petition

The San Mateo County Board of Education rejected Monday night a petition to start a new charter high school in the Sequoia...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2008
Last comment by jim watson, on Dec 10, 2008 at 10:38 pm | 2 comments | 4251 Views

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Guest opinion: Charter school backers strike back, ask questions

There are piles of letters calling Pat Gemma's guest editorial on why the Sequoia high school district opposes Everest's...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2008
Last comment by Explanation needed, on Dec 15, 2008 at 8:17 am | 2 comments | 3286 Views

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Belle Haven eighth-grader named 'scholar of the year'

A highly motivated 13-year-old girl from Ethiopia has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula's scholar of the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2009
Last comment by Donna, on Jan 8, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments | 2849 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter petition gets thumbs up in state report

It's been a while since backers of Everest Charter High School had something to smile about, but with their twice-rejected...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by WyldKat, on Jan 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 2768 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Announcing the Richard Weaver Fund at Menlo-Atherton High School

In his 43rd year at Menlo-Atherton, history teacher Richard Weaver is a legend. A Stanford University graduate with...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by member, on Feb 17, 2009 at 7:17 pm | 2 comments | 3144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Winter Arts Festival!

Winter Arts Festival Date: February 21st and 22nd What: Friday the 21st 6:30 to 9:30PM will be a cabaret night. Saturday...

Original post made by M-A Thespian Society on Feb. 14, 2009
Last comment by Richard, on Feb 16, 2009 at 12:26 pm | 2 comments | 2306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everyday Etiquette Class for KIDS! This weekend!

Who wouldn’t want words such as, “polite,” “helpful,” and “pleasant” to be used to describe their child? This...

Original post made by JF on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by JF, on Feb 23, 2009 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 2629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A Freshmen Win Bronze Medal at U.S. Interscholastic Championship in Orienteering

During the 2008/9 season the Menlo-Atherton High School team beat last year’s champion Monta Vista High School from Cupertino...

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch on Apr. 22, 2009
Last comment by Manfred Kopisch, on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:00 am | 2 comments | 2822 Views

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Everest Charter Campus on RCSD site

I see a win win situation on this subject. Everest needs a centrally located campus. Redwood City Elementary will create...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 16, 2009 at 3:44 pm | 2 comments | 2681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley schools gets $2.9 million

The 735-student Portola Valley School District hit the jackpot in the recent lottery for federal stimulus money. The district...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2009
Last comment by Tim Hanretty, on Sep 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 2565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local school districts score among top 20 in state API test

Academic Performance Index scores are up and down, but overall, still very good at local elementary schools. And one district,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2009
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Oct 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 2 comments | 2356 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers' letters pushed board member to resign

A teachers' union letter-writing campaign to lobby Las Lomitas Elementary School District board members over stalled contract...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Oct 15, 2009 at 9:02 am | 2 comments | 3501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Las Lomitas teachers out of line

Teachers at Las Lomitas schools stepped out of character last week in an apparent effort to convince board members to give...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 18, 2009 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 2696 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school district redesigns its Web site

The Web site for the Sequoia Union High School District has a new look, and some new content, including a listing of district...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2009
Last comment by Stephen, on Oct 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm | 2 comments | 2385 Views

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POST to sell 4,262 acres near Montara and Moss Beach to National Park Service

The Peninsula Open Space Trust plans to sell Rancho Corral de Tierra, a large tract of land surrounding Montara and Moss...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by R.GORDON, on Nov 17, 2009 at 4:37 pm | 2 comments | 2682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bursting at the seams

If closing a school is the hardest decision a school board ever has to make, then the second most difficult is deciding whether...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by Renee Batti, on Dec 11, 2009 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 2158 Views
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