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'Early Bird Pricing' Ending for Annual Burlingame Fundraising Bash

'Early Bird Pricing' Ending for Annual Burlingame Fundraising Bash

The BCE Online Auction is currently open for bidding as well.
Tickets Now On Sale for Annual Burlingame Fundraising Bash

Tickets Now On Sale for Annual Burlingame Fundraising Bash

“Last year’s event raised over $300,000 towards our $1.3 million grant to Burlingame School District," BCE President Emily Beach said. "Those dollars make a powerful impact... to every
Stanford Researchers Making Advancements in Parkinson's Treatment

Stanford Researchers Making Advancements in Parkinson's Treatment

"We have high hopes that discoveries...will fuel the development of new, personalized treatments for a range of neurological disorders."
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
CSUS Purchases Davis Dr. Land, Plans to Build New Middle School in Belmont

CSUS Purchases Davis Dr. Land, Plans to Build New Middle School in Belmont

Crystal Springs Uplands School finalized the sale Tuesday on the property located at 6, 8 and 10 Davis Drive in Belmont.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National test score results released Thursday.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
County Investigates What Made 48 Stanford Students Sick

County Investigates What Made 48 Stanford Students Sick

The sick students, all residents of the Florence Moore Hall dormitory on campus, suffered flu-like symptoms including vomiting.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Major Earthquake Drill Set to Impact Thursday

Major Earthquake Drill Set to Impact Thursday

The Great California ShakeOut will see students all over San Mateo County (and California) preparing for the worst.
Burlingame Student Scores in Top 5% of National Merit Test

Burlingame Student Scores in Top 5% of National Merit Test

More than 1.5 million students took the qualifying test.
Stanford Gives New Hope to Infertile Couples

Stanford Gives New Hope to Infertile Couples

Stanford-developed technique induces egg growth in infertile women, and one gives birth.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France Hates Youth Beauty Pageants. Should We?

France wants to ban Honey Boo Boo-style pageants and crass child advertising. The former would never happen in the US, but the latter could.