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Cost of reopening schools adds to the challenge

As we all push towards getting back to some semblance of normality, opening schools is one of the most important steps. However, the proposed...

Milpitas Inclusive PTA hosts General Meeting on special education

The Milpitas Inclusive PTA will have its first 2020 General Meeting today, May 28. Last September, Carla Crenshaw paved the way for a much-needed community-wide...

Creative ways that Milpitas High educators and student clubs are engaging with distance learning

Although the Milpitas High School campus has been physically closed, school remains in session through distance learning, said Superintendent Cheryl Jordan. Educators continue to...

Amidst a world crisis: A teenager’s perspective

When I was younger, about two or three, my family would often visit the zoo and I would always be amused by all the...

Minh Ngo sworn in to serve on Milpitas Unified School District’s Board of Education

On Tuesday night, Minh Ngo was officially sworn in as a Trustee on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education by Milpitas...

Inspiration during coronavirus: Milpitas High School junior creates ProjectMaskify; students make and donate 800 masks (and counting!)

The most challenging of situations have the potential to spark great movements that propel the world forward.  ProjectMaskify is one such great movement.  A junior at...

Milpitas High School student sends letters of encouragement to COVID-19 frontline workers

As COVID-19 frontline workers push their physical and mental limits from caring for patients, they could all use a hug -- something prohibited in...

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,...

Latest news

Solving racism at home

I don’t normally write about this topic. Not my forte. But the pictures and videos in the George Floyd case have demanded my voice...

Assembly candidate Alex Lee got arrested Sunday night; here’s the full story

Alex T. Lee is 24 years old. A Democrat, Lee is squaring off against Republican Bob Brunton in November 2020’s race for California State...

An interview with newly appointed Milpitas City Manager Steve McHarris

At the May 19 Milpitas City Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to appoint Steve McHarris as City Manager. McHarris had been serving as Interim...

The other first responders: Milpitas Public Works

When we think of First Responders, we tend to think of, appreciate, and thank our healthcare workers, mailmen, farmers, grocery workers, drivers, delivery personnel,...

Cost of reopening schools adds to the challenge

As we all push towards getting back to some semblance of normality, opening schools is one of the most important steps. However, the proposed...
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