Foothill-De Anza joins lawsuit against U.S. Department of Education over COVID aid

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Foothill College’s food pantry is located in the school’s Campus Center, above. The pantry is currently closed and students are instead receiving electronic gift cards to buy food. Chancellor Judy Miner said the pandemic has exacerbated the problem of student hunger.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District has joined a federal lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, alleging that she is illegally restricting which students can obtain coronavirus relief funding.

Pandemic exacerbates Cupertino’s budget woes

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The Cupertino Union School District rents office space on South Mary Avenue in Sunnyvale for a district office. In an effort to cut costs, administrators plan to stop leasing the space and instead disperse staff among a few sites the district already owns.

Largely dependent on state funding, the Cupertino Union School District faces uncertainty about what the coronavirus pandemic could mean for an already grim budget outlook.

Putting the brakes on car parades

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Almond School hosted a car parade April 29. The Los Altos School District has since learned that car parades are prohibited under Santa Clara County’s shelter-in-place order.

It was mere hours before the teacher car parade was set to begin – vehicles were already decorated and signs were made – when Homestead High School announced it was canceling the May 1 event.

LAHS student-run food drive provides thousands of meals

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Zarina Khader, left, and Jeannette Wang pose with canned food from Los Altos High School's fall food drive. The spring event is being run online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Thanks to Los Altos High School’s student-run food drive, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley will provide at least 12,500 meals to people in need, according to organizers. The food drive is accepting donations through Saturday.

Egan families contacted about Stanford COVID testing

The merits of a COVID-19 antibody testing study being conducted by a Stanford University research team have been called into question after the wife of one of the professors working on the study emailed the parents of more than 650 Egan Junior High School students, urging parents to take the test. 

Fremont Union switches to credit/no-credit grading

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The Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees last week voted unanimously to approve credit/no-credit grading for the semester.

Following nearly seven hours of discussion and public comment, the Fremont Union High School District Board of Trustees last week voted unanimously to approve credit/no-credit grading for the semester.

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