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Milpitas Unified School District

MUSD students will not be returning to school for the rest of the year

In an effort to help flatten the curve and slow the spread of the coronavirus, the call expected by many has been made: Milpitas...

Bay Area schools will remain closed until May 1

Schools will remain closed across the San Francisco Bay Area until May 1. The closures have been ongoing to flatten the curve, or contain the...

MUSD teachers and staff find ways to engage students during pandemic

Last Friday, in response to the increasing amount of coronavirus cases in the region, County Superintendent Mary Ann Dewan announced that all public schools...

Milpitas School Board votes to dismiss teacher, would not confirm if it is teacher who wore blackface

The Milpitas Unified School Board voted 3-0 to “approve a notice of intent to immediately suspend without pay and dismiss” a certificated employee Tuesday...

Opinion: Political correctness should not cost MHS students a great teacher

Political Correctness is far more deadly than CoVid-19. While it does kill people, it also kills creativity and the human spirit. Case in point:...

Ngo Tops Kong, Vuong in School Board Special Election

Less than an hour after the polls closed on Tuesday, a Milpitas resident posted a photo on Facebook of Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD)...

Milpitas High School teacher from “blackface” incident says he’s about to be fired; but he wants another chance

In the Fall of 2019, on Halloween morning, David Carter woke up slightly earlier than usual. He went into the bathroom and used sable-colored...

MUSD Special Election chaos: Teachers’ private info leaked, court orders, & theft

As the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) inches closer to its controversial board special election, the district is embroiled in yet another controversy —...

Interview with MUSD School Board Member Candidate: Vance Vuong

Why are you running for School Board?  The calling of public service. I care deeply about education. The solid educational empowerment of children from K...

Interview with MUSD School Board Member Candidate: Minh Ngo

Why are you running for School Board?  Education is the cornerstone of our success and we need leaders to contribute and help lead our schools...

Interview with MUSD Board Member Candidate: Ling Kong

Why are you running for School Board?  My two children have been a part of the MUSD family for over a decade. I want to...

The Milpitas Beat endorses Minh Ngo for School Board

This is The Milpitas Beat’s first-ever political endorsement. The Beat hereby endorses candidate Minh Ngo in his race to become a Milpitas Unified School District...

Fact Check: School Board Candidate Kong makes misleading statements over developer fees and state matching funds

Earlier this month, School Board candidate Ling Kong sent an email out to supporters, wishing them a Happy New Year. In that email, she...

HOW FUNDING WORKS FOR EDUCATION IN MILPITAS

Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) is funded by a combination of local property taxes, plus aid from the state.  School districts like Palo Alto and...

Meet MUSD’s Wendy Zhang

Wendy Zhang has always had a gift for numbers.  When she was 24 years old, she ventured from Beijing, China, to the United States, to...

Milpitas School Board passes new Censure Bylaw; Board Member Tsai continues dissent

The Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board voted 3-1 Tuesday -- with Trustee Michael Tsai dissenting -- to adopt its newest censure policy. The policy,...

11/26 MUSD Board meeting: Bylaw revisions & new Censure Policy proposed; Board Member Michael Tsai feels like a “target is being painted” on his...

A trio of items at the 11/26 Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board meeting brought some half-buried tensions to the surface. Two items involved...

Milpitas Xtreme Robotics wins first trophy in over a decade 

Last month, on 10/6, Milpitas Xtreme Robotics, the official robotics club of Milpitas High School (MHS), won the Inspire Award in the VEX Robotics...

African Ancestry Success Community (AASC) has big plans to empower students and parents

In the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD), there are currently about 250 students who have African ancestry.  When you think about the size of the...

Kong and Ngo pull papers to run for MUSD Board seat

Chia-Ling Kong and Minh Ngo have pulled papers to run in the upcoming Special Election for the open Milpitas Unified School District Board seat.  The...

Part IV: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

Mistakes Were Made   It bears noting that despite the questionable tactics employed by Better Milpitas to reach their objectives, the board appointment process was far...

Part III: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

A Change of Heart    Raymond Wong, a longtime Milpitas resident, was one of three individuals who initiated the petition.  However, in October, when the ROV sent...

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County Supervisors vote to explore Milpitas Homeless Shelter proposal despite opposition from local officials

As Santa Clara County struggles to deal with the coronavirus crisis, the County Board of Supervisors is looking at an undeveloped plot of land...

Podcast: Dealing with stress during a pandemic with Ritu Riyat

On our Bay Area Beat podcast, we interviewed Ritu Riyat, a Public Health Professional and Global Educator on stress management, who is based in...

The Beat’s Virtual Stage: Zeyoncé Brown sings “Hero”

At 18 years old, Zeyoncé Brown is a rising star in our community and beyond. Audiences across the Bay Area have seen her perform...

What you can do to help families in need & locally-owned restaurants in Milpitas

The Milpitas Beat is joining forces with the Milpitas Chamber of Commerce and the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment to support local restaurant owners, while...

Crisis Counselors helping residents cope with anxiety and stress

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Crisis Counselors at the County of Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department have been stepping up to meet...
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