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Views on school reopenings: Students, parents and educators weigh in on the coming academic year

With plans constantly changing for Palo Alto Unified schools this fall, the Weekly asked Palo Altans to share their concerns,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by joshuagdoherty, on Sep 1, 2020 at 5:25 am | 67 comments | 13602 Views


Finding their voices: Six seniors on their high school passions, dreams

We interviewed six graduating seniors from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, whose varied accomplishments are well worth celebrating,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by BillyBirch, on Aug 24, 2020 at 10:25 am | 6 comments | 10034 Views


Former district principal, parent Matt Nagle is running for school board

Matt Nagle, a former Juana Briones Elementary School principal, longtime educator and district parent, is making a bid for...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 17, 2020 at 11:29 am | 15 comments | 7739 Views


Re-opening schools in October

While I support a distance-learning start to school, I hope that PAUSD and the teachers union will strongly consider opening...

Original post made by Resident11 on Aug. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1068 Views


Meet the seven candidates vying for two seats on the Ravenswood school board

Seven candidates have pulled papers, to date, in the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education race, including one...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by Teacher Union Endorsements: , on Aug 14, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 6 comments | 8925 Views


With new, virtual school year around the corner, school board to discuss special education

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday special education services, supports for struggling students and other...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 4889 Views


School district and union reach tentative agreement on distance learning, reopening conditions

After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, which starts remotely on Aug. 17, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by @The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:53 am | 26 comments | 10372 Views


Longtime school board member to seek seat on county Board of Education

After 13 years as a Palo Alto Board of Education member, Melissa Baten Caswell won't run for reelection in November. She's...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 7, 2020 at 6:06 pm | 15 comments | 9268 Views


Nonprofit in need of back-to-school supplies for distance learning

As schools go back into session through distance learning, families will have to create a proper learning environment for...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Susan Schofield, on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 4930 Views


Former venture capital CEO sentenced in college admissions scam

Manuel Henriquez, the former CEO of a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Collegekiddaddy, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:50 pm | 5 comments | 10326 Views


How will PAUSD high schools prevent cheating this fall?

I'm curious how PAUSD is planning on enforcing its honor code on tests during remote learning. Even if all tests are open-book,...

Original post made by Curious Parent on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Student, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 1182 Views


Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 50 comments | 15224 Views


Palo Alto teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

A Palo Alto high school student has developed a new, and melodic, way for parents to keep fidgety and stir-crazy kids occupied...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:19 am | 1 comment | 9351 Views


'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 9708 Views


Newsom: Schools in watch-list counties cannot reopen in person

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in counties on the state's coronavirus watch list -- including currently, Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Truth Shall Set You Free, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 209 comments | 27281 Views


'It is not safe to return to the classroom.' Teachers union lobbies for full distance learning

After two months of negotiations, the Palo Alto Unified teachers union is urging the district against reopening schools this...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Sherry.., on Jul 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 213 comments | 35793 Views


What does special education look like during a pandemic?

As debate continues to rage about how and when to safely reopen schools, students with disabilities in Palo Alto are heading...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 16 comments | 22431 Views


Citing spike in coronavirus cases, Ravenswood to start school year with full distance learning

The Ravenswood City school board backed on Thursday a plan to open schools in August remotely, with the hopes of shifting...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Be Models, Wear Mask , on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 2 comments | 5465 Views


School board puts parcel tax on November ballot, expecting challenging path to approval

The school board decided Tuesday night to place a parcel tax renewal on the November ballot, partially out of concern that...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Accountability, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 15 comments | 4649 Views


Palo Alto native, graduate announces bid for school board

Katie Causey, a Palo Alto native, Palo Alto Unified graduate and nonprofit employee, announced on Tuesday that she's running...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 9, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 10 comments | 10758 Views
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