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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Saturday: Simitian to discuss state of education

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will discuss Gov. Jerry Brown's budget and general trends in an "education update"...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Arch Conservative, on Jun 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 1902 Views

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Bridging gender gap in science

Menlo School has launched a pilot program to boost the number of girls who study science, technology, engineering and math...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by Joanna, on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 2323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth, 17, charged with murder in infant's death

Two teenage boys, a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old, have been arrested, one charged with murder in connection with the fatal...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2011
Last comment by Des, on Jun 6, 2011 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 2115 Views

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Summit Prep cited as 'transformative' high school

Newsweek magazine has named Summit Preparatory Charter High School one of 10 "transformative" high schools in its annual...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Chris, on Jun 29, 2011 at 9:06 am | 1 comment | 2201 Views

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Briefs: Burglars take 21 laptops from school

One or more burglars broke into the computer lab at Corte Madera Middle School in Portola Valley and got away with 21 laptop...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by Annabelle, on Jul 8, 2011 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 1998 Views

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New director chosen for Ravenswood Foundation

The Ravenswood Education Foundation (REF), which supports the Ravenswood City School District, has a new executive director:...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by resident, on Sep 1, 2011 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 2324 Views

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Football: SHP can't hold on to its perfect season

Sacred Heart Prep junior quarterback Jack Larson took one final lunge toward the end zone as the clock expired on Sacred...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by Eric Weiss: Proud SHP Dad, on Oct 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 1864 Views

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Voter Guide: Community college board

Seven candidates are running for three open seats on the governing board of the San Mateo County Community College district...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Oct 18, 2011 at 12:10 am | 1 comment | 2631 Views

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Contractors contribute $75,000 to bond measure campaign for community college district

UPDATE: The campaign for Measure H, a $564 million bond measure on the Nov. 8 ballot for the San Mateo County Community College...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Gunther Steinberg, on Oct 18, 2011 at 6:08 pm | 1 comment | 1662 Views

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Voter Guide: Community college bond measure

Measure H on the Nov. 8 ballot asks voters in the San Mateo County Community College District to approve a $564 million bond...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2011
Last comment by New Menlo Homeowner, on Oct 28, 2011 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 2029 Views

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Six Performances Only of "Stage Door" in the PAC

Fresh-faced and hopeful, with school behind them and home miles away, Big Life Decisions loom large for the resident actresses...

Original post made by Lyn Napel on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by Lou Fan, on Nov 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm | 1 comment | 1748 Views

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Menlo Park school foundation fundraising in high gear

<I>Submitted by Allison Leupold and Theanne Thomson, co-presidents of the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation.</I></B> Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Stan Levenson, on Nov 18, 2011 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 1691 Views

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Board meets on leasing Ladera School site

==B Wednesday:== A decision on starting the bid process for leasing the Ladera School site, which was put off last month...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Boardermom, on Dec 14, 2011 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 2366 Views

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Norm Colb to retire as head of Menlo School after two decades

Norm Colb, who for two decades has served as head of school at Menlo School in Atherton, will retire in June 2013, he announced...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Dec 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm | 1 comment | 2725 Views

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Former coach is suspect in campus thefts

A former Menlo School assistant coach, who had chased down and captured a suspect in other campus thefts, is now himself...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2011
Last comment by how about a photo, on Dec 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1887 Views

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Former coach suspected in campus thefts

A former Menlo School assistant coach, who had chased down and captured a suspect in other campus thefts, is now himself...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2011
Last comment by Coat of Arms, on Dec 21, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 1 comment | 1688 Views

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Now departing: The year 2011

What happened in 2011? The better question might be: What didn't happen? ==B Photo:== Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg checks...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2011
Last comment by Carl, on Dec 29, 2011 at 7:19 am | 1 comment | 1840 Views

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Charged by the arts

Laurel School kindergartner Emma gets the attention of her classmate Noah as they finish their artwork during an Art in Action...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2012
Last comment by Robin Allen, on Jan 20, 2012 at 8:01 am | 1 comment | 2735 Views

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Voices from 10th grade Menlo-Atherton High School Students

The following letters are written by 10th grade students at Menlo-Atherton High School. Any positive feedback about any or...

Original post made by Emily Lee on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2012 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 1778 Views

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Roaring in the lunar new year

Parent volunteer Russell Kao leads students in Cynthia Chiu's Mandarin language class at La Entrada School in the Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by Virginia Chang Kiraly, on Feb 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm | 1 comment | 1909 Views
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