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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election 2008: It takes a village to spend school bond-measure funds

If voters approve Measure J on Feb. 5, thereby giving the high school district some $165 million to further improve its campuses...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by John, on Jan 31, 2008 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 4294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tense time for kindergarten signups

Signing up for kindergarten is an anxious time for most parents, and this year's registration for the Menlo Park City School...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2008
Last comment by Andrea Gemmet, on Feb 1, 2008 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 4192 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experience Key for La Entrada GeoBee Champ

Persistence has paid off for La Entrada eighth-grader Sam Falkenhagen. He won the middle school’s National Geographic geography...

Original post made by carol jensen on Feb. 1, 2008
Last comment by carol jensen, on Feb 1, 2008 at 6:12 pm | 2 comments | 4069 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MP district pursues after-school care at Laurel

There's a huge need for after-school childcare at Menlo Park City schools, and the district is going to do something about...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2008
Last comment by Nick Taylor, on Feb 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 3925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two candidates vie for fifth seat on PV school board

Voters in the Portola Valley School District will have a choice between two candidates to fill the fifth seat on the school...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by David Cox, on Feb 14, 2008 at 1:17 pm | 2 comments | 4937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sen. Joe Simitian loses seat on education finance subcommittee

State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee but will lose...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2008
Last comment by PTO Board Member, on Feb 26, 2008 at 8:04 pm | 2 comments | 3797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Save Canada College housing

The Woodside Town Council holds the key to a project that will bring much-needed housing to some staff and faculty members...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2008
Last comment by Mr. Clarification, on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:58 am | 2 comments | 3407 Views

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Letter: Conclusive testimony on artificial turf left out

In last week's otherwise fine article regarding Portola Valley's Town Council rejection of an expensive consultant study...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2008
Last comment by Socrates, on Mar 31, 2008 at 7:00 am | 2 comments | 5230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bio of candidate Bill Youstra

Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/show_story.php?id=1852 posted Wednesday, March 26, 2008, 6:54...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2008
Last comment by Kris Schmidt, on Apr 14, 2008 at 6:37 pm | 2 comments | 4615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Time running out for Oak Knoll oak

Residents who live near Oak Knoll elementary school are finding out that their school district is not willing to change its...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2008
Last comment by there's a better way, on Apr 30, 2008 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 3217 Views

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High school dropout rate: 24 percent

In the last school year, nearly a quarter of California's public high school students dropped out before graduating, according...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by HOT MAMMA, on Jul 18, 2008 at 4:41 pm | 2 comments | 3382 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 | 8672 Views

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Portola Valley: Players can have a beer after the game

The drinking may continue, within limits. Portola Valley's adult sandlot athletes are free to enjoy a beer or a glass of...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2008
Last comment by Elle, on Sep 15, 2008 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 3127 Views

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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 | 3743 Views

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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 | 3383 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 | 3062 Views

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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 | 3293 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 | 3341 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 | 2890 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 | 2807 Views
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