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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...

Milpitas Voting Guide for March 3, 2020 election

To support Milpitas voters in learning more about the candidates across the County Supervisor, Assemblymember, and School Board races, we've compiled a list of...

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 —...

Milpitas-based nonprofit wins $25,000 grant from nonprofit research and development company

Milpitas-based STEM nonprofit Science Buddies has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Battelle NEON STEM Grant Program. NEON, the National Ecological Observatory Network, is an...

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...

Milpitas High School Student Karrington Kenney will speak at Women’s March

When Karrington Kenney, a 16-year-old junior and vice president of the Black Student Union (BSU) at Milpitas High School (MHS), posted a friend’s recording...

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...

Happy Hopper Afterschool Program students making an impact

Born and raised in Malaysia, Malini Ramakrishnan was exposed to the realities of homelessness at an early age.  "We have a lot of shelter homes...

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...

Latest news

Facts vs Fiction, regarding the La Quinta Hotel project

Dear Editor:  On March 27 a neighborhood group calling themselves the Voice of Milpitas sent a letter to the Milpitas Beat concerning the La Quinta...

Report: COVID-19 testing increasing in Santa Clara County, but scale still limited

California has received measured and cautiously optimistic praise in the past few days for starting to flatten the curve and thwart the spread of...

It’s OK to joke around & laugh right now

In the United States, as of this writing, 215,344 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. Of these, 5,112 have died. And...

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...

Science not onboard with wiping down your food

Even with shelter in place provisions enacted and social distancing guidelines being spread far and wide, one common denominator that’s unavoidable among people is...
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