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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Sequoia school board's secrecy is undemocratic and irresponsible

Menlo-Atherton students weigh in on the departure of the district superintendent, arguing the school board has some explaining...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 30, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 1 comment | 1686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For the second time in two years, the Sequoia District begins the search for a new superintendent

Teachers, parents and local officials said they were “left with more questions than answers” after a special board meeting...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2023
Last comment by Dawn1234, on Jan 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1983 Views

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Sequoia district names interim supe, pays $299K to former district head

The Sequoia Union High School District's Crystal Leach is serving as superintendent after Darnise Williams resigned last...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Jan 1, 2023 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 2839 Views

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Sequoia district's first Black female superintendent resigns after week of rumors, closed-door meetings

Sequoia Union High School District's first Black female superintendent, Darnise Wiliams, resigned Wednesday after week of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by Retired Local Teacher, on Dec 30, 2022 at 8:07 am | 80 comments | 12665 Views

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Residents voice strong support for Sequoia district superintendent during special meeting

The district called a special meeting for Monday to discuss Superintendent Darnise Williams's evaluation, the second one...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2022
Last comment by ReginaR, on Dec 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 2993 Views

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M-A community asks district 'what's next?' after recent gun incidents on campus

After students reportedly brought guns to campus twice during December, Menlo-Atherton High School teachers and other community...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2022
Last comment by pvrez, on Dec 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm | 3 comments | 3197 Views

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Silicon Valley International School hosts annual Moon Festival

Silicon Valley International School stargazed, listened to stories, ate mooncakes and carried lanterns during the school's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2754 Views

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Teen driver involved in fatal Redwood City car crash may face vehicular manslaughter charges

The 17-year-old driver of a car that collided with another, resulting in the death of two and the injury of four others Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2022
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 11, 2022 at 4:01 pm | 2 comments | 11366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinions: School board member, planning commissioner urge No on Measure V

This week, Ravenswood school board member Jenny Varghese Bloom and Menlo Park Planning Commission member Chris DeCardy have...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on Nov 4, 2022 at 12:36 pm | 12 comments | 3720 Views

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Amid tense salary negotiations, Portola Valley teachers urge district to not add time to their workdays

Teachers are urging the Portola Valley Elementary School District not to add an extra half-hour to already busy work days...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2022
Last comment by Jeff & Marcia Keimer, on Oct 31, 2022 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 4764 Views

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Guest Opinion: Finding a better approach to school dropoff

The safety of our streets, particularly during school dropoff and pickup times, is a tragedy of the commons. People who drive...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2022
Last comment by Michael, on Oct 21, 2022 at 11:37 pm | 2 comments | 2153 Views

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Teen sleep deprivation is a big problem, so schools are starting later

Is the early morning rush to get groggy teens to school a thing of the past? With a new state law requiring later start times,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Sep 22, 2022 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 4896 Views

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Teens' initiative aims to provide mental health support to student athletes

Two teens are creating a program, GOAT Mentality, to promote awareness of student athlete mental health in high schools. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2022
Last comment by menlo parent, on Sep 6, 2022 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 2766 Views

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With board divided, Ravenswood district votes to drop its mask mandate

For the first time in three years, Ravenswood City School District students and staff won't need to wear face masks in classrooms...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2022
Last comment by Resident , on Aug 15, 2022 at 7:44 pm | 3 comments | 2504 Views

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PSA: make right-hand turns from the right-most lane. It's the law.

Background: Today, I was taking my child to Encinal Elementary school in the morning. As part of my drive, I take Middlefield,...

Original post made by Scott on May. 24, 2022
Last comment by pogo, on May 26, 2022 at 8:26 am | 1 comment | 535 Views

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East Palo Alto residents want surveillance cameras after park shooting

When volleys of gunfire erupted Tuesday at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, screaming children ran from the playground...

Original post made on May. 23, 2022
Last comment by tt, on May 23, 2022 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 4403 Views

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Voter Guide: Ravenswood's Measure I asks district residents to approve $110 million school bond

Measure I would help the Ravenswood district modernize crumbling facilities. Read the full story here https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/05/06/voter-guide-ravenswoods-measure-i-...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by kbehroozi, on May 6, 2022 at 1:13 pm | 2 comments | 3316 Views

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Menlo Park district to look internally for new superintendent to start

The Menlo Park City School District is beginning to interview candidates for the superintendent role next week, one of many...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2022
Last comment by MP Father, on Apr 23, 2022 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 2447 Views

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What people get wrong about first-generation college students

The CalMatters College Journalism Network spoke with first-generation college students across the state about the challenges...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2022
Last comment by Sunny Storm, on Mar 13, 2022 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 3590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State senator from Menlo Park seeks to expand free lunch program to children in daycare

California could expand its free public school meals program to also include children in daycare under a bill introduced...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2641 Views
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