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Mountain View High receives recognition for serving low-income, minority students

Mountain View High School received national recognition at an event in Washington, D.C., last week for achieving equal representation of low-income students in Advanced Placement courses.

Mountain View High joined 42 schools and districts from across the country at the ceremony. Fewer than 1 percent of high schools nationwide reflect student diversity in a sizable AP program, according to officials from Equal Opportunity Schools, host of the event.

Foothill astronomy star Fraknoi wins national teaching award

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Foothill College astronomy professor Andrew Fraknoi recently received the Pinnacle Professor Award for long-standing, distinguished service to the professionalization of astronomy education.

BCS continues county outreach



Teachers become the students again with Bullis Charter School’s STEAM Project-Based Learning practicum. Courtesy of Bullis Charter School

After a successful first year, the Santa Clara County Office of Education and Bullis Charter School kicked off the second Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math Integrated Project-Based Learning practicum for educators last week.

The inaugural practicum drew participation from more than 40 educators in Santa Clara County schools, exceeding expectations. The demand for the project led to an expansion with this year’s workshops, seminars and symposium.

Pinewood School completes expansion, renovation project


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Pinewood School students play on the expanded artificial turf at its middle campus, above. Acquiring an adjacent lot enabled the school to increase classroom space and enrichment and play spaces.

The Pinewood School community last week celebrated the completion of the school’s expansion and renovation project.

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