Education

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Grant Hilderbrand, Chief of the Marine Ecosystems Office, USGS Alaska Science Center will give this free public lecture on March 30 at 7:00 pm. It will take place in Rambo Auditorium Bldg. 3, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park.

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Parent Education Double Feature: a great movie + a conversation with all 4 school principals & the incoming superintendent!

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There will be a screening of Beyond Measure, the award-winning film from the makers of Race To Nowhere, followed by a panel discussion with the principals of all four Menlo Park schools — Oak Knoll, Encinal, Laurel and Hillview — moderated by incoming district superintendent, Erik Burmeister. It will take place on Monday, March 20, at 6:30 […]

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In new book, Menlo Park resident Alexander Kugushev ponders why American education lags

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Editor’s note: Menlo Park resident, author and publisher Alexander Kugushev has written a new book We’re 34th in Education – It’s Our Culture. Here he offers his opinion about what is right and wrong about our educational system. The United States ranks 34th in the world in education (per the Program of International Student Assessment — 2014/2016). […]

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M-A’s annual fundraising auction runs from March 10-17

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Preview the auction catalog and bid to win online from March 10 to 17. There are many items you don’t want to miss: Fabulous vacations in the mountains, on the beach and in wine country Private wine tastings or ultra-special bottles of wine like the Marcassin 2010 Pinot Noir Special dining experiences such as the SF Yacht Club, […]

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Three Menlo Park teens named candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

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Three residents of Menlo Park — Jamie L. Cleron (Crystal Springs Uplands School), Alexa Thomson (Sacred Heart Preparatory; photo right) and Andrew D. Yates (Menlo-Atherton High School; photo below right) have been selected as candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. They were selected from nearly 3.5 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 2017. […]

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Menlo Park City School District Speaker series topics for next three months

Raising Empowered Girls Lauren Hersh, Director, Anti Trafficking Policy & Advocacy at Sanctuary for Families A workshop to examine some of the toughest issues that today’s teens are up against through a gender lens — sexting, slut shaming and sexual violence — and provide parents with tools to equip our young women as they navigate their […]

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Love the Earth is part of pre-Valentines program offered by Menlo Spark

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Diane Bailey, who is Executive Director of Menlo Spark, let us know about a fun art project called “Love Your Earth” her organization sponsored yesterday at the Boys & Girls Club in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park as a prelude to today’s Valentine celebration. She emails: “[The] BGCP has been integrating environmental themes into some of their programs.[Yesterday] Jonathan […]

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Learn about palliative care at Little House on Feb. 9

“Everything you wanted to know about palliative care” is the topic presented by Seniors at Home at Little House (800 Middle Ave.) on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Participating panelists incude Dr. Gary Pasternak, Medical Director, Mission Hospice & Home Care; Martha Kay (MK) Nelson, Director of Spiritual Care for Mission Hospice […]

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Coding for Kids offered at Menlo Park Library beginning Jan. 21

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Join us at the Menlo Park Library on Alma Street for this introduction to computer programming, especially aimed at children grades three to six. This program is mainly for kids who have little to no experience with programming languages like Scratch and Tynker. Each class builds on the concepts taught in the previous class. Register only […]

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Margaret Perrone continues her involvement in education with Rocketship

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After an early career in human resources and then some time off, Menlo Park resident Margaret Perrone turned to volunteer work when her youngest child entered first grade. “I realized I needed something in my life, and Los Lomitas had more than enough volunteers,” she recalled. “But I really wanted to help out in education because […]

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Screening of documentary film “Generation Found” at M-A PAC on Nov. 17

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Generation Found,  a powerful new film about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown, will be screened at the M-A Performing Arts Center (555 Middlefield Road) on Nov. 17. The evening will start at 6:30 pm with refreshments and resource tables, followed by remarks at 7:00 from Fay Zenoff […]

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