If you strolled through Los Altos Hills’ Byrne Preserve this summer, you may have stumbled across Los Altos High School sophomore Farida Abdelhak at work alongside a trail. The Los Altos resident spent part of her break identifying invasive species for a research project studying the impact …

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As I prepare to get my daughter ready for her first day of preschool, I wonder: “Is she ready? Am I ready? Will she be OK?” I think every parent’s mind ponders such questions when it comes to transitions in our lives, especially when it relates to our children and new beginnings.

Around this time last year, I was eager to reunite with classmates, meet new teachers and peers, and transition into the back-to-school routine. But this year, things are quite different.

The start of school this fall will look different from anything students, parents or teachers have experienced before. Rather than the excitement of returning to campus and seeing friends in person, students will instead be starting the year remotely.

Listening to students and understanding their perspectives on their education has long been important to Nellie Meyer, the new superintendent of the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.

My family and I embarked last month on a 10-day voyage to the East Coast, a land filled with startlingly large expanses of greenery and prone to heavy bouts of rain. We experienced both – the latter in no shortage as we stepped off of the plane in Philadelphia and prepared to see 10 universi…

By the time I leave for college at the end of September, nearly all of my peers will be gone. It’s kind of ironic that as the friend who was always longing to head to college, I’ll still be here while Los Altos High School starts its second month.

Below is a list of 2019-2020 dates for local schools.

An entire genre of books explores the start of a young person’s life at school with the idea that if Maisy the Mouse or the unvanquishable Molly Lou Melon made it through a first week at a new school, so can you.

Rich Julian is set to take the reins as Loyola School’s new principal for the 2018-2019 school year. Julian returns to the Los Altos School District following a six-year stint as principal in the Milpitas Unified School District.

Fewer than 10 of Bullis Charter School’s 825 students came from families with incomes low enough to qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch at school in 2017, according to the state’s educational database. But for one week in August, the demographics shifted: 70 students from low-income fa…

Homestead High freshmen catch up with friends on the quad Aug. 8 during the school’s H.O.P. Day, or Homestead Orientation Program Day, for the incoming class. The first day of school for Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District and Fremont Union High School District students is Monday.

A total solar eclipse is expected to be visible throughout the United States Monday, and teachers at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools are prepared to turn the event – which will not occur for another 38 years – into an educational opportunity for their students.

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office recently awarded Foothill College $250,000 to create an inclusive makerspace community, provide internships and develop curriculum to prepare students with innovation and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the regional economy.

Two events are scheduled later this month in downtown Los Altos to help ensure the safety of students biking to school.

Fifteen years ago, the teens who came into Ana Homayoun’s Green Ivy Consulting for tutoring reported that their primary distractions were parts of life that now seem simple relics of the good old days: their dogs; their next meal; their chattering siblings.

As summer winds down, it’s easy for parents and students to get caught up in back-to-school preparations. In this competitive admissions environment, however, preparations entail more than purchasing school supplies, catching up with friends and showing up for the first day of class. In fact…