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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... Last comment 3 hours ago | 15 comments

Gunn bell schedule revised for this fall
To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional... Last comment 5 hours ago | 8 comments

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... Last comment 5 hours ago | 39 comments

 
 
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Teachers less satisfied with longer kindergarten day
While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's new full kindergarten day, teachers are less confident in its efficacy so far, according to a report the district released last week. Wednesday, 12:21 PM | 3 comments

Billing error leaves city gas customers overcharged
About 15,000 utility customers in Palo Alto received an unwelcome surprise in their February bill: an overcharge on their gas bills that officials say was caused by a data-entry error. Wednesday, 9:56 AM | 10 comments

School board generally supports reporting weighted grades
School board members were generally supportive Tuesday night of a proposal to report both unweighted and weighted grade point averages on high school transcripts, but with some outstanding questions about the mechanics of the change, including whether freshmen grades should be weighted and how the district should designate honors courses. Wednesday, 9:31 AM

$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors
A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Palo Alto. Wednesday, 9:05 AM | 1 comments

TEDx Talk in Palo Alto explores 'identity'
Artists, scientists, authors and tech experts will convene at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, April 2, for a discussion on the concept of identity -- the qualities, beliefs, DNA, environment, experiences and choices that make an individual or group singular and what experiences bring people together. Tuesday, 4:34 PM | 1 comments

Gunn to get revised bell schedule this fall

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto

Around Town: off to the Capitol; ruff reception

Opinion: Homeless man's dignity rose above malice

PUBLIC AGENDA: below-market housing; weighted GPA

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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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