Education

Community conversation about closing the school breakfast gap on March 9

Did you know that only 32% of students who qualify for free- and reduced-price meals eat school breakfast? If we close that gap, over 22,046 more students can start the school day fed and ready to learn. In fact, outcomes for students who eat breakfast include increased cognitive function, academic achievement, school attendance as well […]

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Alice Kleeman returns to M-A for a Parent Education talk on March 5

A lively armchair conversation, “Parenting Through the College Admission Process” brings Alice Kleeman, former M-A College Advisor, and Jim Rawlins, Director of Admissions at the University of Oregon to the M-A stage. Alice and Jim will share their views from three perspectives: high school, college, and parent. The talk takes place on Thursday, March 5, […]

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John Arrillaga commits $55 million to eliminate student debt at Stanford University School of Medicine

  Stanford alumnus John Arrillaga, a leading Bay Area real-estate developer and philanthropist, has made a $55 million commitment to the Stanford University School of Medicine that, together with other philanthropic and school resources, will help eliminate medical school debt for qualified incoming students. Arrillaga’s contribution was made as a challenge gift, which the School […]

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Early Childhood Education Forum with CA District 13 Senate candidates set for Feb. 9

Local nonprofit Community Equity Collaborative and Congregation Beth Am are sponsoring an Early Childhood Education Forum for candidates in the CA District 13 State Senate race on Sunday, Feb. 9. During this moderated conversation with the candidates, you will learn about their platforms and plans for elevating early learning issues and leading our state to […]

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MPCSD and local non-profits present screening of documentary No Small Matter on Jan. 22

Menlo Park City School District has long recognized the importance of high quality early childhood education for all families, and has worked to bring more options to its community with the opening of its preschool, the Early Learning Center, in the fall of 2019. While the ELC reserves spots for lower income families, more needs […]

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“Biased: How Unconscious Bias Shapes Behavior” is topic at Common Ground speaker series on Jan. 15

Stanford Professor Jennifer Eberhardt (pictured above left) will be in conversation with Julie Lythcott-Haims (right) to discuss implicit bias and how it impacts our society at the Common Ground speaker series on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:00 pm at Sacred Heart Prep (150 Valparaiso Ave., Atherton). Eberhart offers a powerful exploration of how unconscious bias […]

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Christy Heaton receives award for excellence in teaching economics

Menlo Park resident Christy Heaton, who teaches at Homestead High, is the recipient of the Bob Hahn Economics Teacher of the Year award. The Award is given in honor of businessman Bob Hahn, a longtime supporter of CASET (California Association of School Economics Teachers) conference. He became a generous donor for teachers wishing to attend […]

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Celebrating the teachers who received 2019-2020 Jeanie Ritchie Grants for 26 innovative projects

A celebration of the teachers who received Jeanie Ritchie Grants for the 2019-2020 school year was held last night. Both Superintendent Erik Burmeister and Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation founder Jeanie Ritchie were in attendance. This year’s grants totaled $39,000 and are earmarked for 26 innovative projects led by teachers and staff at four Menlo Park City […]

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Alums and students gather at Menlo College for 5th annual OAKtoberFest

On October 19, 2019, over 2,200 alumni and friends of Menlo College honored their connection to the school by playing hard-fought and sometimes hilarious alumni versus varsity games, dining at food trucks, watching student talent at an outdoor stage, and delighting in old and new friendships made through the College. Menlo College alumna Maya Sewald […]

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The Parent Education Series offers county-wide parent and community education talk on Oct. 24

On Thursday, Oct. 24, The Parent Education Series is offering the first-ever San Mateo County-wide parent and community education event, No Such Thing as a Bad Kid, with youth care expert Charlie Appelstein. The free talk will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Menlo-Atherton High School. Register online. This special event is sponsored […]

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Menlo College hosts TEDx conference with theme “This is America”

On September 21, 2019, Menlo College launched its first ever TEDx conference, centered on the theme This is America. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At these events, TED Talks, video and performances combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a smaller setting. […]

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