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Storm Damage Unearths Decades-Old Plan to Move Mobile Home Park

Feb. 6, 2023, midnight

Santa Cruz County was so worried about flooding at Old Mill Estates mobile home park that a 1990 master plan called for the property to be turned into a flood buffer for Soquel Village. Why didn’t that happen?

Students Can Now Take African American Studies as AP Class

Feb. 1, 2023, midnight

On the opening day of Black History Month, the College Board is making history by releasing details of its first Advanced Placement class on African American studies for high school students.

Schwab Learning Center Opens Dyslexic-Friendly Lab

Jan. 27, 2023, 4 p.m.

With its new home at Children's Health Council in Palo Alto, the Schwab Learning Center's reach is now expanding beyond Stanford to the wider community.

MVLA Adds Ethnic Studies to Graduation Requirements Starting Next Fall

Jan. 26, 2023, 4 p.m.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board has paved the way to add an ethnic studies class for all incoming ninth graders by updating its graduation requirements to include the course.

Santa Clara Unified School District to Keep Superintendent

Jan. 26, 2023, 4 p.m.

It’s time to drop “interim” from Superintendent Dr. Gary Waddell’s title.

Weather, Inflation Impact High School Construction

Jan. 23, 2023, 4 p.m.

Inflation and recent inclement weather have posed challenges for projects at Mountain View and Los Altos high schools, but the district still believes it's on course to have the funds necessary to complete the planned building work.

Palo Alto Unified Proposes Criteria for Child Care Providers

Jan. 22, 2023, 4 p.m.

The school district is moving ahead with plans to create requirements for its child care providers after plans to reduce space for two providers drew backlash.

De Anza Students Call for 100% Smoke-Free Campus

Jan. 18, 2023, 4 p.m.

Clean Air De Anza, a campus student organization, teamed up with the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition for Health Against Tobacco to distribute information about the benefits of a smoke-free campus.

Palo Alto Educators Set to Receive a 7% Pay Increase

Jan. 16, 2023, 4 p.m.

Palo Alto Unified teachers and other school staff will get a 7% raise under tentative deals that the district has reached with its unions.

Trees, Revamped Play Areas Planned for MV’s Smallest Public School

Jan. 15, 2023, 4 p.m.

After removing nine big pine trees from Vargas Elementary, there's now a plan to add dozens of trees and reimagine outdoor play areas at Mountain View Whisman district's newest school.

Mixed Progress for Silicon Valley’s English Learner Students

Jan. 12, 2023, 4 p.m.

In Santa Clara County school districts with the largest populations of English learners, data reviewed by San José Spotlight showed three districts had a drop in test scores during the pandemic, while the others saw an increase.

State Tells Santa Clara Unified to Help Students Improve

Jan. 12, 2023, 4 p.m.

Foster youth, homeless students, and students with disabilities at Santa Clara Unified School District were identified as needing help improving by the State of California.

Santa Clara County Graduation Rates Are Up

Jan. 11, 2023, 4 p.m.

More Santa Clara County students are crossing the stage to get their diplomas than years past, and education leaders hope to keep the momentum going.

New President Named for Foothill College; Starts March 31

Jan. 11, 2023, 4 p.m.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District's board of trustees voted unanimously to select Kristina Whalen to lead Foothill College.

MVLA Board Considers How to Add Ethnic Studies to Graduation Requirements

Jan. 10, 2023, 4 p.m.

The Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District board faced the complexity involved in changing its graduation requirements at a meeting this week.

Mountain View Whisman School Board Runs Into Disagreements

Jan. 4, 2023, 4 p.m.

It wasn't picking who will lead the school board that caused controversy, but rather deciding who will be second in command.

Study Shows Lower Lifetime Earning for Pandemic-Era Students

Dec. 31, 2022, 4 p.m.

Students nationwide face lower earnings over their lifetime because of a loss of education during the pandemic, a Stanford economist said in a recently completed study.

The Best, Worst and Craziest Palo Alto News of 2022

Dec. 28, 2022, 4 p.m.

From beavers to brazen crimes to long-awaited resolutions, 2022 was a year when we could finally think about something other than COVID-19.

Silicon Valley Makes History With Trio of South Asian Trustees

Dec. 25, 2022, 4 p.m.

Three of the seven members on the county’s powerful board of education are South Asian. The Santa Clara County Board of Education swore in its first Pakistani American members, both of whom won seats in November's election.

Babylon Bee Rips Into Stanford’s ‘Harmful Language’ Guide

Dec. 25, 2022, 4 p.m.

Stanford’s list of harmful words and phrases, which made headlines earlier this week, is being seized upon by comedians.

Researchers at New UCSC Facility Capture Images of Proteins

Dec. 18, 2022, 4 p.m.

UC Santa Cruz’s new cryo-electron microscopy facility has a unique structure that makes the technique accessible for local researchers and is attracting international business.

Naval Postgraduate School Partners with Stanford to Tackle Climate Change

Dec. 14, 2022, 4 p.m.

“The problems of climate change cannot be solved in isolation. This agreement between NPS and Stanford takes our respective education and applied research to new levels,” explained NPS president Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau.

Palo Alto Seeks Greater Say in Stanford Growth Plan

Dec. 4, 2022, 4 p.m.

As Santa Clara County prepares to adopt a new plan to govern Stanford University's growth, Palo Alto officials are pushing for more housing, expanded shuttle services and a seat at the table in the coming negotiations.

Former San Jose Official Appointed to County Education Board

Nov. 27, 2022, 4 p.m.

The search to fill a Santa Clara County Board of Education seat is over after an expedited selection process. Sitting members appointed former San Jose Councilmember Donald Rocha to represent Area 3.

Vonnegut, Ortiz and Cornes Secure Seats on MVLA High School Board

Nov. 25, 2022, 4 p.m.

With 98 percent of the votes counted, Catherine Vonnegut, Esmeralda Ortiz and Thida Cornes appear to have secured seats on the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District's board. Fourth-place finisher Eric Mark has conceded.

California Appeals Court Axes District COVID-19 Student Vaccine Mandate

Nov. 22, 2022, 4 p.m.

Just 67 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds and and 38 percent of 5- to 11-year-olds have had the primary two-shot COVID-19 vaccine series.

Anu Nakka Becomes First Indian-American Elected to Public Office in Milpitas

Nov. 22, 2022, 4 p.m.

Anu Nakka has been elected to the Milpitas Unified School District’s Board of Education. “I honestly didn’t expect so much support,” said Nakka.

Pandemic Impact Continues at Cal State With Fall 2022 Enrollment Decline

Nov. 22, 2022, 4 p.m.

Overall undergraduate enrollment for the Cal State system fell once again, to 404,820 students this fall—about 17,500 fewer students than the previous year.

Panel Discusses Supreme Court Case Threatening End of Affirmative Action

Nov. 21, 2022, 4 p.m.

A discussion on the possible outcomes of the SCOTUS decision in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. the online event delved into the impact of banning the consideration of race as a factor during the college admission process.

UC Berkeley, Stanford Join Law Schools Abandoning US News Rankings

Nov. 21, 2022, 4 p.m.

Top universities, including the law schools of Harvard University and Yale University, will no longer provide data to the publication, alleging the report can be harmful to attracting a diverse set of prospective students.

Four Compete for Open Santa Clara County Education Seat

Nov. 21, 2022, 4 p.m.

The Santa Clara County Board of Education has a vacancy, and four individuals would like the job. Rosemary Kamei's win as councilmember-elect in San Jose District 1 opens the seat in Area 3. The board plans to fill the seat during a special session on Nov. 28.

Report Finds Racial Bias in Hiring Leaders at UC, CSU and Community Colleges

Nov. 20, 2022, 4 p.m.

A report from the College Futures Foundation says racial bias plays a role in hiring for executive-level posts at the UCs, CSUs and community colleges.

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