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The Los Altos School District Board of Trustees held a special meeting to discuss the district’s financial situation Sept. 13, and by all reports, the outlook is bright for the upcoming school year.

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The Cupertino Union School District Board of Education Thursday night plans to propose a list of elementary and middle schools to consolidate and close permanently – a list that could include Montclaire Elementary School in Los Altos.

Organizers of the recall campaign against Cupertino Union School District board member Lori Cunningham have gathered 2,000 signatures to date, short of the 11,000 signatures required by Oct. 4 to call a special election.

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series kicks off later this month with a focus on paying for higher education. Ron Lieber is scheduled to speak 7 p.m. Sept. 28 on “The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map.”

Local school districts have continued to see a steady trickle of community-acquired COVID cases, and at a Los Altos School Board of Trustees meeting last month the board voted to go further than state requirements and require masks on campus outdoors as well as indoors when not eating.

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Threatened with legal action, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is moving from an at-large election system to one divided into five trustee areas. Now the FHDA Board of Trustees is soliciting the public’s help in determining how the boundaries are drawn.

Living in the competitive environment that is Silicon Valley, Los Altos residents and parents Priya Dharan and Anusuya Rao noticed how many students in the area were singularly focused on college admissions – obsessing over test scores and GPAs rather than the skills necessary to succeed in …

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.

Living in the competitive environment that is Silicon Valley, Los Altos residents and parents Priya Dharan and Anusuya Rao noticed how many students in the area were singularly focused on college admissions – obsessing over test scores and GPAs rather than the skills necessary to succeed in …

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Mentor Tutor Connection hosts info session

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The Mountain View Whisman School District had an opportunity to stress-test its COVID protocols during the first three days of school last week as infections acquired in the community appeared on campuses.

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Sixty pairs of red shoes charge toward you like a herd of rampant, thundering elephants. Red boa feathers fly off the necks of eager students with outstretched hands, a swarm of red heading toward a sea of white.

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When Reiko Wald and her team started building their go-kart, things didn’t go smoothly at first. Pieces kept coming apart and the steering wheel would only turn in one direction. However, when they raced their finished vehicle Thursday, they were the fastest go-kart in the competition.