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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses superintendent's plan with hope for successful rollout next year

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday Superintendent Don Austin's overarching plan to guide the district forward under...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by member1, on Jun 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm | 25 comments | 2672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County to open new clinic with Planned Parenthood

Santa Clara County will be teaming up with Planned Parenthood on a new clinic opening in Mountain View this year. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2019
Last comment by Please, not so fast, on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 2946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto bans new cell towers next to public schools

Bowing to concerns from a group of residents, the Palo Alto City Council agreed this week to ban the installation of wireless...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:16 am | 18 comments | 4604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto City Council approves new site for The Primary School

The East Palo Alto City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday to advance a request from The Primary School to build a new campus at...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Marc, on Jun 22, 2019 at 6:24 pm | 3 comments | 4230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime school bus driver and supervisor leaves legacy of 'respect' upon retirement

Derek Zabaldo retired this month after 31 years as a bus driver for the Palo Alto Unified School District where he left a...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous , on Jun 21, 2019 at 9:02 am | 3 comments | 3093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County and Stanford remain split over 'workforce' housing

With a key decision looming, Santa Clara County is pushing back against Stanford University's claim that building enough...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:56 am | 10 comments | 4245 Views

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Palo Alto High School

Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/05/30/palo-alto-high-school posted Thursday, May 30,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by PA, on Jun 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 2211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After confusion over Adult School compensation, teachers poised to get 16% raise

The school board will vote Tuesday on a 16% raise for Palo Alto Adult School teachers who, despite the fact that they are...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2019
Last comment by Teacher, on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:57 am | 8 comments | 2651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Stanford study stresses benefits of paternity leave

Paid leave from work following the birth of a child has long centered on mothers. But new research from Stanford University...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2019
Last comment by MAGA, on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:29 pm | 3 comments | 3144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City, school district at odds on pace of redeveloping Cubberley

Tension over mismatched timelines for redeveloping Cubberley Community Center surfaced in a meeting on Wednesday morning...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on Jun 14, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 17 comments | 3750 Views

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Barely scraping by: How the Bay Area housing crisis is making it near impossible for students to stay in community college

Many local community college students are pursuing education to break a cycle of difficult life circumstances -- homelessness,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by Be All That You Can Be, on Jun 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm | 79 comments | 14111 Views

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Palo Alto school board to discuss next year's $256M budget

The school board will discuss on Tuesday night the ins and outs of the district's $256 million budget for next year, including...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Noequity4HUR, on Jun 13, 2019 at 9:33 am | 9 comments | 2607 Views

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Castilleja commencement emphasizes sisterhood, social responsibility

Castilleja School's Class of 2019 linked arms and held hands as they marched in unity to the front of the crowd filled with...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2019
Last comment by Sisterhood Has Its Limits, on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:47 pm | 10 comments | 4635 Views

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Students: Palo Alto is getting more accepting of alternative post-high-school plans

With graduation next week, student representatives to the Palo Alto school board said this week that a positive shift has...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Cornelius Sends His Regards, on Jun 10, 2019 at 1:49 pm | 104 comments | 9652 Views

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Editorial: Housing at Cubberley?

Just three months ago, the emerging conceptual designs for the redevelopment of the former Cubberley High School site on...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 10, 2019 at 11:35 am | 24 comments | 4865 Views

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Palo Alto High School's student newspaper opts not to publish college map

A group of student journalists at Palo Alto High School has decided to break with a decades-long, cherished practice of publishing...

Original post made on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by kidnotatIvy, on Jun 3, 2019 at 6:33 pm | 75 comments | 16872 Views

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Charter school curbs pass Assembly, but drama foretells compromise

Legislation that would give local school districts more control over charter-school authorizations narrowly passed the California...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 2, 2019 at 11:24 pm | 12 comments | 2208 Views

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Graduation central: Class of 2019 photos, stories, video

More than a dozen Midpeninsula high schools are bidding farewell to their graduating seniors, who have or are preparing to...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by MVHS alum, on Jun 2, 2019 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 5893 Views

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Editorial: As seniors graduate, student journalists take a stand against gratuitous and unhealthy college hype

Three cheers to the five outgoing editors-in-chief of Paly student newspaper The Campanile for having the courage to stop...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Humility and Kindness, on Jun 1, 2019 at 10:46 am | 20 comments | 4059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood appoints new principals for 2019-20 school year

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education approved new leaders for two schools on Thursday, while other principals...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by good, on May 31, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 17 comments | 4919 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 34th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult and Teen categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 27, 2020. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category. Sponsored by Kepler's Books, Linden Tree Books and Bell's Books.

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