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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 | 22623 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 | 5514 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 | 4694 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 | 10836 Views


Nonprofit Youth Community Service announces new executive director

Youth Community Service, which provides volunteer opportunities to Midpeninsula students in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Grateful Neighbor, on Jul 7, 2020 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 4256 Views


The school year starts in 49 days. Board members urge staff to prepare for 'robust' distance learning.

Board members voiced support Tuesday for preparing for the chance that secondary schools will have to practice remote learning...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by JohnsBells12, on Jul 7, 2020 at 4:45 am | 123 comments | 18397 Views


Palo Alto, Gunn high schools to postpone graduation until December

Current Palo Alto and Gunn high school seniors won't walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas until December,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Claudia_Martin, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:56 am | 40 comments | 13107 Views


Under Palo Alto Unified's proposed reopening plan, here's what schools will look like this fall

The school district is taking a "middle of the road" approach to reopening schools this fall, with elementary school students...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by McGillicuddy , on Jul 6, 2020 at 11:18 am | 135 comments | 27447 Views


School board to hear update on reopening plans for the fall

With the new school year less than two months away, the school district is still working through how to safely reopen its...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Noel, on Jun 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm | 20 comments | 10235 Views


District wants to bring elementary students back for full, in-person school days

The school district is aiming to bring all elementary school students back to campuses in person this fall, though their...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Jun 17, 2020 at 4:40 pm | 71 comments | 16952 Views


Learning loss and achievement gaps top discussion on school reopening

There is a great disparity in what districts have done to educate students since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus,...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Jun 10, 2020 at 10:35 am | 15 comments | 4354 Views


Palo Alto's seniors celebrate an unconventional graduation from their cars, but not without joy

On the night that would have been the class of 2020's graduation, Palo Alto's sidewalks and street corners were full of people...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by THANK YOU PALO ALTO!, on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 28 comments | 13629 Views


The countdown to graduation

From learning from at home on Zoom to skateboarding solo down suburban streets, three high school seniors share a glimpse...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Janette Herceg, on Jun 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 3659 Views


Parents: Fill out county survey on 2020-21 school year plans

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is asking for parents of students in the county to fill out a survey that they...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 5303 Views


New deal may force nonprofit groups out of Cubberley

As part of the new agreement, which the Palo Alto school board approved on Tuesday night and which the City Council has yet...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 55 comments | 9696 Views


Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation

While graduating high school seniors can't walk across the stage to receive their diplomas surrounded by friends and family...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by :/, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:57 am | 20 comments | 12581 Views


The coronavirus forced a mass exodus from Stanford. Meet four students who stayed.

Four students who have remained at Stanford University during the shutdown share the challenges and unexpected silver linings...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Amy Baxter, on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:54 am | 5 comments | 15484 Views


Face shields and testing: Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall

The Palo Alto school district and Palo Alto Educators Association have begun negotiating working conditions for the next...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Disappointed Parent, on May 31, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 81 comments | 30488 Views


A/B Schedule is unfortunate

I'm an incoming senior at Gunn High School, and I'm a little disappointed about the PAUSD's draft re-opening plan. Apologies...

Original post made by Incoming Senior on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on May 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 18 comments | 1451 Views


Budget, grades and graduation: School board to discuss coronavirus impact on district

The school board will hear updates on major issues related to the coronavirus, including budget implications for the district,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by KateKpmn, on May 29, 2020 at 3:25 am | 31 comments | 6169 Views
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