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Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs
Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting... Last comment 3 hours ago | 6 comments

Guest Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice of cafe patron
When I was a kid, poverty was as real as baseball, apple pie and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. In elementary school,... Last comment 17 hours ago | 12 comments

Editorial: Failure to communicate
The city's voicemail box for questions is full and unable to take additional messages. Emailed questions go unanswered. A... Last comment 11 hours ago | 12 comments

Behind the psychological safety net
The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable... Last comment on Mar 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm | 10 comments

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Palo Alto changes course on housing fees
In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its December decision to significantly raise the fees that office developers must contribute to support affordable housing. Tuesday, 1:02 AM

Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto
After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with with four battalion chiefs in the Fire Department -- an agreement that will raise their salaries by about 15.5 percent while capping the city's contribution for their health care costs. Monday, 8:22 PM

District proposes new school calendar
Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a full week off for Thanksgiving for the next two years. Monday, 10:13 AM | 6 comments

Supe recommends reporting weighted, unweighted GPAs
Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting weighted grades on high school students' transcripts, including that it will "exacerbate our highly competitive, attainment-oriented culture in Palo Alto to the detriment of some students," he is recommending that the district report both weighted and unweighted grade point averages starting next fall.
Sunday, 5:11 PM | 6 comments

Public hearing on Stanford's major Menlo Park development
Stanford's revised plans to build 459,000 square feet of mixed-use development in Menlo Park will face a round of civic reckoning Monday, March 27, when the project will be the subject of a public hearing about environmental impacts and a study session by the Planning Commission. Sunday, 6:35 PM | 4 comments

School district hosts 'Immigrants and Allies' forum
A panel of speakers who work in education, law, psychology and other fields will speak about issues impacting local immigrant communities at a forum hosted by the Palo Alto school district on Monday, March 27. Monday, 8:11 AM | 18 comments

Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice
On a recent day at Starbucks in Palo Alto near Stanford Avenue, a homeless man was trying to get a bite to eat. But the beauty of this guy was that he was one of only a few people in the room who was able to see his own dignity and humanity, while at the same time not feeling sorry for himself. Sunday, 8:09 AM | 12 comments

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception
Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Sunday, 8:07 AM | 7 comments

Two-alarm fire reported at Moldaw Residences
Palo Alto firefighters responded to smoke pouring out of a janitor's closet at the Moldaw Residences on Charleston Road in Palo Alto Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries. Saturday, 5:22 PM | 3 comments

Young man receives honor for his passion for trees

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