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Carlmont High School. Credit: Dave Colby/Patch
Jean Dehner December 4, 2013 at 11:43 am
I would like to see this list separated between open enrollment schools, and those that are magnetsRead More or selective.
Artist's rendering of the proposed CSUS middle school  Photo: CSUS
carole mason November 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm
traffic will become an absolute nightmare on Ralston with two middle schools one public and oneRead More private we will be at the city council meetings voicing our protest against this
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Jean Dehner November 10, 2013 at 10:59 am
It is refreshing to see that integrating knowledge across disciplines to solve problems, thinkRead More creatively, and apply real world solutions is the focus. Its how one functions out there !
Blue is bad news. California is among 17 states/districts where eighth-graders had lower-than average math test scores.
bbecker6 November 8, 2013 at 08:23 am
The problem with using an article from outside of our area, Larkspur-Corte Madera, is it is notRead More relevant to schools in our area. It is a disservice to our school district as we have enjoyed impressive state reading scores that are definitely higher than the national and state averages. I feel you owe an apology to the teachers and parents in our district who work very hard to help our children perform well on these type of tests. Barbara Becker, Former Trustee, Larkspur-CorteMadera School District
Here since 1970 November 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm
For what "an apology"? This report is very much uncolored with respect to anything, butRead More simply informs that for all the California tax $ put into public education, the results are less than mediocre. Is Larkspur-CM so insular that we as voters can forget the rest of the state? Think about the future here: these kids won't have the ability to earn the living required to pay taxes needed to avoid a bankrupt California. On the other hand, if we require that burrito stands pay their formerly illegal employees a minimum hourly wage of, say, $25 or more then there's just maybe a chance at solvency....
Jojo Potato November 8, 2013 at 03:28 pm
You should know that the Patch is a nationwide organization and will often post articles from otherRead More locations onto what appears to be local to you. This is because they are pretty much broke and trying to stay alive by putting out content no matter how irrelevant. This is all despite the publishers stated goal of hyper local news. I usually check the URL or the author to see where stuff is really coming from.
Central students at sandcastle building project at Ocean Beach, SF  Photo: Roma Mah
Marc Parent October 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm
Can't build sandcastles...damn those Republicans, lol
Glenn October 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm
Glenn October 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm Marc, don't you get it? You can only build sandcastlesRead More with the help of Government. Now fall in line and become a good little Democrat
Marc Parent October 16, 2013 at 07:33 am
Sorry, I forgot that beaches were not public but property of the state comrade.
Belmont October 27, 2013 at 07:29 pm
Why should the taxpayers pay for the Superintendent to move to San Carlos so his child can walk toRead More school? This is so wrong. It is sick!
Vivian October 30, 2013 at 11:47 pm
@Shawn/Belmont...yes it is egregious what some school boards do with taxpayer money. Just likeRead More Belmont-Redwood Shores district hiring a new superintendent this summer. His compensation is out of this world and much more than San Carlos' compensation. They are paying him $192,000, a tax free car allowance of over $6000 annually, and a generous benefits and pension program. All the time the district says it is broke and needs to pass another NEW parcel tax this November 5. Why do hard working taxpayers know they need to live within their means and not overspend, but school boards like Belmont-Redwood Shores only know how to tax and spend?
Marc Parent October 31, 2013 at 06:38 am
Finally there will be a review of this bridge loan by the district according to the San JoseRead More Mercury News. Seems a few board members are agreeing that this was poor timing. The lone dissent on the board was Seth Rosenblatt, who keeps pushing forward that the community is "silly", and that the boards loan, prior to vote was acceptable. He will "go along", with the review of the boards actions on behalf of the district, gee thanks Seth. Still no word from the Good Dr Baker?
Superintendent Craig Baker wants a $1.3 million loan to move within the district boundaries.
Michael Corral September 14, 2013 at 10:54 am
Call carol Elliott. She explains the board's side very well. I just don't agree with it.
Marc Parent September 14, 2013 at 02:17 pm
For 171K+ a year, I am sure the bank can supply a bridge loan. I do not think that the districtRead More should provide these kinds of favors to Dr Baker, who has been less than kind to many parents and administrators I know personally. I make significantly less than that, and I was able to move to San Carlos and sold a home worth less than the home he is selling. Maybe we should consider why someone with this kind of income cannot manage his money better to afford his own expenses rather than asking for this kind of high risk loan. If he is this bad with finances, how can we trust him with the district funds (and bonds).
Marc Parent September 14, 2013 at 02:18 pm
Maybe its time to evaluate the board next...wasn't Mark Olbert there recently....
Parent September 4, 2013 at 11:53 pm
Does anyone know why the Heather API dropped 36 points? This is a huge drop.
amyhirst September 6, 2013 at 10:38 am
Can you explain what the first column is versus the second column? I can't tell which schoolsRead More increased versus which ones decreased.