Bullis Charter continues to share best practices with other educators


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Bullis Charter School officials share information on the school’s educational programs with other educators. Visitors on a recent tour listen as students discuss what they are doing in class, left.

In an effort to share its model of learning, Bullis Charter School has hosted educators from California, Texas, Japan and China this year.

The educators visited Bullis Charter School for a better understanding of how its integrated academic program is put into practice and how they can replicate it at their own schools.

Oak Avenue School students spread goodwill through The Kind Club


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Members of Oak Avenue School’s The Kind Club Skype with their sister club in Canada. The two clubs share stories about how they meet their kindness challenges.

One sticky note of encouragement at a time, Oak Avenue School students are spreading kindness throughout their school and beyond.

Local schools highlight computer science


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Computer Science Education Week enables experts in the field to work with students at Los Altos High School during the school’s Coding Showcase.

Local schools promoted Computer Science Education Week last week with a number of different activities, including Hour of Code programs.

JustREAD helps local English learner students


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JustREAD volunteer Elenora Nelson works with a sixth-grader at Crittenden Middle School.

JustREAD seeks to broaden its impact on local students’ lives by adding to its volunteer pool.

The 12-year-old nonprofit organization provides academic support for middle and high school students in the Mountain View Whisman and Mountain View Los Altos Union High school districts, including one-on-one tutoring for students struggling in math and English. The program serves students at Crittenden and Graham Middle schools and Mountain View High.

Local student competes against six for top science honors


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Manan Shah, Los Altos resident and senior at The Harker School, discusses his research at a Bay Area conference.

Los Altos resident Manan Shah, a senior at The Harker School, is scheduled to compete against six other students with individual science research projects for scholarship money from $10,000 to $100,000 this weekend.

Shah recently earned top individual honors in the Siemens Competition for the region, taking home a $3,000 scholarship for developing a computational model aimed at helping pathologists more rapidly and accurately assess the severity of breast cancer tumor growth and spread. He advanced to the national competition at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Student seeks donations to save elephants


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Gardner Bullis School fifth-grader Uma Chirotarrab, above with a donation last year, is setting up shop downtown today to raise money for the Tusk Foundation to help preserve her favorite animal.

Uma Chirotarrab, a fifth-grader at Gardner Bullis School in Los Altos Hills, has loved elephants her entire life.

Her passion goes beyond collecting stuffed animals – Uma wants to protect and preserve the majestic creatures.


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