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To help students impacted by pandemic catch-up, Palo Alto Unified to expand summer learning program

Original post made on May 12, 2021

The district outlined during a board meeting on Tuesday night how it will use more than $7.4 million in state grants to support students at a disadvantage.

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Posted by S. Underwood
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 12, 2021 at 12:04 pm

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For $7.5 million dollars, we could pick out our 150 most needy kids and send them to $50,000/year private schools. You know, the ones our wealthy folks are flocking to away from PAUSD, especially in middle school.

In respect of the autonomy of disadvantaged families, we should make sure we ask them whether they would prefer that. Ideally on a family by family basis. I suspect almost all would say yes.

Posted by Samuel L.
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 13, 2021 at 8:47 pm

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Credit recovery is for students that failed a class. Now they can go to school for three weeks and get credit for an entire semester of that class? Four classes in six weeks total. How much actual learning will be happening vs. just giving students credit so the district can shuffle them on to the next level? Rinse and repeat.

How can this be approved for acceptance into college or even preparing them for college?

Posted by The Voice of Palo Alto
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm

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