Spotlight on San Mateo County Schools

McKinley Institute of Technology Wins SMCOE's First-Ever Excellence in Education and Equity Award

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Burlingame Students Collect Books for a Library in Africa

Members of the Burlingame Leos Club, the teen group affiliated with the Burlingame Lions Club, are collecting children's books to establish a community library in Malawi, Africa. They are asking donors who want to contribute gently used books at the preschool through eighth grade reading level to drop them off in the office of any school in the Burlingame School District, Burlingame High School…

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South Francisco High School Students Win Hackathon

Five South San Francisco High School students, four of which are in AP Computer Science, won first place in in ANova Hacks, 2018, a 24-hour hackathon for high school students. The hackathon was organized by ANova, a University of California-Berkeley computer science service club ( 


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San Carlos School District Wins Green California Summit Leadership Award

The San Carlos School District (SCSD) received the special honor of “Green School” at the Green California Leadership Summit on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Sacramento. This award was only given to one school from the entire state and it celebrates the school district’s approach to integrate environmental literacy into the project-based curriculum,…

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San Bruno Park School District and Capuchino High School Receive National Recognition for Music Education

National Best Communities for Music Education 2018 Awards have been announced by the NAMM Foundation and they focus attention on San Bruno public schools! The Awards honor outstanding achievement in efforts across the country to provide music access and education to all students. 

San Bruno Park School District is one of only 16…

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South San Francisco High School is Paving the Way to Education Careers for Students

South San Francisco High School has transformed a community service class into a CTE pathway to teaching. The school’s college-bound students would sign up for the community service class because they liked to perform volunteer work for college entrance requirements, gain experience in the work place, and to give back to their community. Over the years, however, Dianna Ariani, the school’s Work…

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Jefferson Union High School District Creates Innovation and Design Pathway for Students

In order to better address the needs of students in a changing economy, Jefferson Union High School District’s has updated its CTE program to include a Product Innovation and Design pathway. The first class to be offered under this new pathway is Introduction to Engineering Design. The second course will be an advanced design and product development course. As part of the courses, students will…

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Teachers Turn Natural Disasters into Learning Opportunities

This is an excerpt from an EdSource article on how recent natural disasters are guiding instruction in California's schools, including Design Tech High. For the full story, please visit the EdSource website.

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Putting the Home in Homeroom: Children with Autism Thrive in Room 5

Submitted by Parke Treadway, Public Information Officer, Menlo Park City School District

An enthusiastic young special education teacher walked her students to a school assembly only to be denied entry, both a closed attitude and a physical barrier forcing her and her different-looking students to remain separate from their typical peers. Her students…

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New Schools Open in San Mateo County

Fresh paint, brand new buildings, updated technology, excited students and staff marked the opening of several new schools in San Mateo County this fall.

The Ravenswood District opened Ravenswood Middle School on the campus of the Green Oaks/Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto. The school is a "start-up," says Dr. Maurice Ghysels, newly hired as Chief Innovation Officer for the district.…

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