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mrmyers March 25, 2014 at 08:14 am
Ken Yeager, when people immigrate through proper channels instead of breaking the law, the chancesRead More of infected people immigrating goes down. How about changing your 'open border, protect those here illegally' position? You can start with supporting civil detainers. Howard Myers
Students learning math at Daves Avenue Elementary School. Patch file photo
old neighbor dude January 20, 2014 at 11:49 am
Gary, you are so correct but sadly it's quite the opposite around here. So many people in our areaRead More think that throwing money around solves their problems when in reality they are just creating new ones. We'll all be in a much better place when kids begin to look at education as lot more than just going to school.
Manish Vaidya January 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm
As a parent of a elementary school child, I am very concerned about the proposed plan to dropRead More accelerated math from the middle school curriculum. I am a big proponent of common core standards. However I do no think we have to sacrifice 3 tier math classes to implement Common Core. Middle school is a critical learning time for kids & we need to reinstate advanced math programs at middle school level. This will enable our students to graduate high school with higher level math & get into great colleges. Additionally this would most likely improve school API's across the district & lead to increased real-estate values for everybody
Anonnie Muss January 23, 2014 at 04:31 pm
I'm a current senior at LGHS, and I have to say that taking geometry in 8th grade was probably theRead More only thing keeping me sane in middle school. While in middle school, I had to double up on school, taking online science classes outside just so that I wouldn't be bored to death. My family did exactly what Gary and Dude suggested, but I had other activities that I had to sacrifice to get a basic education that should've been provided by the school I attend for the majority of the day. I am a huge advocate for RJF's "focus" on emphasizing STEM subjects, but it's completely hypocritical to "promote STEM" and take away an advanced mathematics track. Eliminating an advanced math track puts us far, far behind both private schools and public schools who aren't getting rid of their accelerated track. I have found that advanced math matters throughout your child's future, too. It is critical especially for STEM internship opportunities in high school, which in turn may affect college applications. Frankly, you're not going to be competitive if you're in Trig at LGHS and a kid from Palo Alto applying to the same program is done with Calc AB or even BC. This isn't about accelerating for the sake of accelerating - it's keeping kids who enjoy math engaged in their school (wonder why people fall asleep in class?) and helping prepared kids for a future STEM career in high school and college!
Loma Prieta Elementary School. Photo courtesy Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School District.
Jeremy Barousse January 8, 2014 at 01:45 pm
Welcome to the board Trustee Arnold! I'm sure you will do a great job to keep the academicRead More excellence in Loma Prieta Schools.
Marilyn Leonard January 8, 2014 at 05:14 pm
Thanks for your service, Ms. Arnold. The children need dedicated people to watch over theirRead More education.
Chris Marra is the Los Gatos High School music director and department chairman. Courtesy LGHS
Mckenna Smith December 1, 2013 at 08:31 am
CONGRATS, LGHS!!! Woot woot!!!
Marilyn Leonard December 1, 2013 at 02:25 pm
Great job! Congratulations Los Gatos High!
Jeremy Barousse December 1, 2013 at 08:10 pm
Congrats LGHS music program!
New University of California President Janet Napolitano is putting her stamp on the higher education system. Patch file photo
Marilyn Leonard November 17, 2013 at 10:32 am
I sure hope she can turn this around. I remember when the California education system was the envyRead More of the nation, with free or very affordable tuition for all Californians. We need to try to recapture that so the next generations can be trained for the challenges of the future.
Larry Arzie November 17, 2013 at 10:45 am
She also said that if a family makes less the 80K a year you can go to Cal for free. I wonder ifRead More that like you can keep your insurance if you want.
The Performing Arts Department at Los Gatos High School presents Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor" play at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 16 at the Prentiss Brown Theatre, 20 High School Court in Los Gatos. Photo courtesy LGHS
Sue Ann Lorig November 12, 2013 at 04:02 pm
I've seen them rehearsing and this show is hilarious. I really did "Laugh Out Loud."Read More They've been working hard and it shows. Come see it for some good fun and help support LGHS students. You'll be glad you did.
Galaxy contains billions of potentially habitable planets, say Berkeley, Hawaii astronomers. Screenshot from video
Marilyn Leonard November 9, 2013 at 03:47 pm
It's pretty egotistical and narrow minded of us to believe we are the only viable planet in theRead More universe. I'm sure there are other planets like Earth out there. Great info.
Gary Hinze November 10, 2013 at 05:02 am
I wonder how many of those planets used to have life on them.