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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Softer defense rhetoric in lawsuit over car crash

A new tone appeared in the latest defense filings in a lawsuit over the car crash that pinned 6-year-old twin brothers...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 2335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by WP, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 6471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Portola Valley: Opening day at new Ford Field

A renewed Ford Field baseball diamond opened for the 2014 Alpine-West Menlo Little League season on Saturday, March 15, with...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Dr Len Vinci, on Mar 18, 2014 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 2935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is the Sequoia High School District engaging in political advocacy using tax dollars?

On January 29, 2014, Superintendent Lianides sent an e-mail to parents announcing 6 Community meetings. See:http://www.seq.org/+uploaded/file_1223.pdf A...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 9, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 1692 Views

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Woodside High student sold marijuana-laced treats to fellow students

A 15-year-old student has been disciplined after school authorities learned that she had sold marijuana-laced Rice Krispies...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 2615 Views

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The beat goes on: An appreciation of Dr. Wong

Jazz royalty. A visionary, and a legend in the jazz world. Any musician would be thrilled to be characterized by those reverential...

Original post made on May. 11, 2014
Last comment by Samuel Pearl, on May 11, 2014 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 3050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election: $13.5 million in bonds for Woodside School?

When people pass by Woodside Elementary School, they see a well-manicured campus with attractive, recent-vintage buildings....

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by your real name, on May 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 3016 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodside stages 'Wizard of Oz'

For more than half a century, all Woodside School graduates have shared a culminating eighth-grade experience: They have...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by jennifer, on Jun 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 1 comment | 2848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bond measure pays for more classrooms

Plans to add many more classrooms at local public high schools can now move into a more detailed phase with the passage on...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Fred, on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 2468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fifth-grader makes giant horse for school parade

I made a giant Morgan horse for my fifth-grade state float project at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley. My float was...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn D, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the air

As a high school freshman with a passing interest in radio, Alex Mitchell couldn't have known that, by his senior year, he...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by COH, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 1 comment | 2920 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 1 comment | 3827 Views

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Portola Valley: Corte Madera School principal named

Cyndi Maijala, principal at Bret Harte Middle School in the San Jose Unified School District, has been named principal of...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by PV Parent, on Jul 25, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 1 comment | 3270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park, Las Lomitas school board elections over before they began

The election is over before it began in the Menlo Park City and Las Lomitas school districts because only three candidates...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Aug 14, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 3264 Views

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Fifth-grader raises money to buy gear for basketball program

For fifth-grader Shay Patel, basketball is more than just a pastime. It's a passion. So it's no surprise that this summer,...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 1 comment | 2460 Views

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Car strikes four pedestrians, including three special needs students, in San Mateo

Three special needs students from a San Mateo high school and a woman in her 20s were struck by a car in San Mateo this...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by best wishes, on Sep 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 1 comment | 2243 Views

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14 graduate from Woodland School

<I>Submitted by Anita Grossman of Woodland School.</I></B> Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/print/story/2013/08/14/14-graduate-from-woodland-school...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Sep 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 882 Views

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Woodside: No easy solution for troublesome Mountain Home Road crossing

Students at Woodside Elementary School are using new and improved crosswalks in front of the school, but still to come this...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1135 Views

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Series of meetings planned on proposed charter school

With the clock ticking down the time the Menlo Park City School District has to decide whether to authorize a Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by concerned MPCSD parent, on Oct 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 1 comment | 1285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

La Entrada named National Blue Ribbon School

For the second time in six years, La Entrada School in Menlo Park has been named a National Blue Ribbon School. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2014
Last comment by Menlo Mom, on Oct 8, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 2729 Views
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