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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...

Part II: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

Is A Special Election Worth it?     In light of the verified petition, Minh Ngo lost his board seat, after having served for just under two...

Part I: Looming Special Election divides community in Milpitas

"This is part of democracy. We don’t agree with this appointment, and we are working within the system.”  When Fa Yoeu found out about the...

Milpitas High School teacher placed on administrative leave after wearing blackface on Halloween

Video circulating from this past Halloween shows Milpitas High School (MHS) teacher David Carter wearing a costume revolving around blackface while presenting a lecture...

Announcing SEPTAM, the new Special Education Parent Teacher Association of Milpitas

“Think of the power we have in this room right now to make a difference.” This was the uplifting opening statement from Carla Crenshaw, Director...

Letter to the Editor: 42 Silicon Valley School

Zero Teachers | Zero Classes | Zero Tuition | 100% Coding   I was fortunate to have been invited and honored at Senator Bob Wieckowskis’s State of the District Address...

Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) cuts first grant check to Russell Middle School

At the October 8 MUSD school board meeting, the Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) presented a check of $5,000 to students and Administrative leaders from Thomas...

The latest twist: Scorecards were tallied incorrectly for MUSD board appointment

The latest twist in the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board saga comes straight from the runner-up for the school board’s empty seat... According to...

Milpitas School Board President slams pro-special election group in latest twist to appointment saga

Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) Board President Chris Norwood has some choice words for advocacy group Better Milpitas, the community advocacy group that has...

Latest news

Confirmed: Santa Clara County reversing orders and closing businesses

In a jarring reversal, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a fresh wave of statewide pandemic shutdowns. The move is in response to rapidly accumulating...

Letter to the Editor: Proposed hotel on Jacklin-Hillview

Dear Editor:   My dental office for the past 29 years has been located next to the former racquetball courts/gymnasium that was proposed to be redeveloped...

What’s allowed and what’s not in Santa Clara County as of July 13

As of Monday, July 13, under a new Santa Clara County health order, gyms, hair and nail services, and outdoor gatherings will be allowed...

Milpitas Police release body cam footage of fatal shooting

This is a follow-up from last month’s stabbing incident on North Temple Drive.  On June 21, at just before 1pm, the Milpitas Police Department (MPD)...

A letter from Councilmember Dominguez: “Our current Mayor seems more focused on his priorities than our city’s”

Dear Milpitas - my friends and my neighbors, Thank you for affording me the opportunity to serve you and thank you for your support.  We have...
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