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SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Math says Vote NO on Measures A and C

Dear open minded and undecided voters, As you may know, Menlo Park City School District (MPCSD) is requesting from our...

Original post made by Train Fan on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Apple, on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:47 pm | 3 comments | 278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax backers raise $16K

The committee backing two parcel tax measures in the Menlo Park City School District has reported that it raised $16,241...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:59 am | 8 comments | 1287 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 Apr 26, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 69 comments | 4009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woman dies after being struck by train in Palo Alto

A 19-year-old woman who was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto has died, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SteveC, on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 4929 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial Rebuttal in Support of A & C

It is with disappointment that I read Richard Hine and Renee Battiā€™s (the Almanac Editor and Associate Editor) editorial...

Original post made by YES on A & C on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 25, 2016 at 7:59 am | 190 comments | 3813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Perils of a Private Education-only System

One of our more prolific posters here on this Town Square site, Jack Hickey, insists that the private education system is...

Original post made by Stop the Trolls on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 22, 2016 at 11:42 am | 16 comments | 349 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 LE Community Member, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:25 am | 36 comments | 4271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fight on its hands: School district asks voters to approve two parcel taxes

For decades, voters in Menlo Park and Atherton have reliably approved every school finance measure put before them. Now,...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 15, 2016 at 3:53 pm | 32 comments | 3136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Wide support for bike lanes on Oak Grove Avenue

"Hello council members," said a child who took the podium. "I'm Irene Vail. I am in second grade at Encinal School." She...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2016
Last comment by dana hendrickson, on Apr 15, 2016 at 11:43 am | 6 comments | 1582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Teachers, on Apr 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm | 30 comments | 3505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: School parcel tax ballots arriving

San Mateo County has started mailing ballots and voter information to registered voters in the Menlo Park City School District,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Apr 12, 2016 at 9:38 am | 105 comments | 3393 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Woodland School 'problem solving' teams compete on state level

Students from Woodland School in Portola Valley will be going to the state championships for two problem-solving competitions...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jenny Redo, on Apr 3, 2016 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 395 Views

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Woodside School District may put parcel tax on ballot

The Woodside Elementary School District's governing board is contemplating putting a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Woodsider, on Mar 30, 2016 at 9:55 am | 1 comment | 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Changing the tide' on youth mental health

More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2016
Last comment by James, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:50 am | 4 comments | 1838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: New Laurel school behind schedule, won't open until Oct. 17

While a ceremony to mark progress in the construction of the new Laurel School, Upper Campus in Menlo Park will be held this...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Money's No Problem, on Mar 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm | 1 comment | 1658 Views

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Preschool gets priced out of Menlo Park

Casa dei Bambini, a preschool at 1215 O'Brien Drive in Menlo Park, is a hive of activity on weekdays. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by MPer, on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:17 am | 8 comments | 3099 Views

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Menlo Park literacy test

Stanley Roberts (from KRON TV news) and the Menlo Park Police test how well Menlo Park residents can read "NO LEFT TURN"...

Original post made by stan on Mar. 25, 2016
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MPCSD Parcel Tax political activity?

The Menlo Park City School District spent $37,200 listed as being paid to "Political Designs" Superintendent Ghysels contracted...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Feb. 29, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Mar 21, 2016 at 8:33 pm | 28 comments | 1135 Views

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Judge inundated with objections to release of student records

After California parents were recently notified that their children's records might be released as part of a federal lawsuit...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Mar 15, 2016 at 8:11 am | 1 comment | 152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal court orders California to release confidential student information

Parents in school districts around the state recently received notice that confidential information on their students maintained...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Mar 7, 2016 at 9:46 am | 3 comments | 2154 Views
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