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In 2021, local teens and friends Bridget Liu and Maya Sriram found a way to channel their shared love for art and science by founding the Neuroscience Art Auction, in which student artists sold their work to benefit organizations furthering research in various areas of the field. This year, …

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Six of the Los Altos School District’s seven elementary schools – Almond, Covington, Gardner Bullis, Loyola, Santa Rita and Springer – were awarded the 2023 California Distinguished School Award. Oak Elementary School won the award in 2020, and was therefore ineligible to receive the award a…

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The Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Jan. 9 to endorse district Chancellor Judy Miner’s recommendation that Kristina Whalen be appointed Foothill College’s next president. Whalen, a veteran educator with 25 years of experience in higher educatio…

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Egan Junior High School student Jai Khurana is an avid reader and lover of education, and found himself wanting to extend that appreciation to those in need. When brainstorming ideas for a community service project, a friend introduced Jai to the African Library Project, a nonprofit organiza…

For high school seniors, this time of year can be very exciting. Students are expecting to hear the results of their early applications between now and the end of January. With decisions in hand, how can students go about making sure they make the enrollment choice that is the best for them,…

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Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Los Altos School District prides itself on being at the cutting edge of educational technology. The district’s latest venture into the virtual world employs immersive technology to enhance math lessons for eighth-graders.

Pinewood School senior Rathi Kolappa was researching for class when she came across an article about how dogs with certain fur colors are not getting adopted because they don’t photograph well enough. It led her to launch a nonprofit that photographs shelter animals to increase adoption rates.