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SCHOOLS & KIDS

As COVID restrictions lift, Palo Alto plans to reopen facilities

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread in March 2020, Palo Alto swiftly shut down most City Hall offices, suspended recreational...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Rocha, on Jun 20, 2021 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 9065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Khan Lab School sets sights on Palo Alto space for K-8 students

Khan Lab School in Mountain View is looking to bring its K-8 students to Palo Alto, a proposal that will be discussed at...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 14, 2021 at 5:06 pm | 6 comments | 8259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Palo Alto Unified will treat nondiscriminatory bullying remains unclear

A new policy adopted Tuesday attempts to treat all bullying complaints through one procedure, removing a two-tiered process. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by Efren Delgado, on Jun 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm | 4 comments | 6337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn graduates look back at a year of resilience and crucial life lessons

Wearing masks along with their caps and gowns, the members of Gunn High's Class of 2021 reflected on the challenges and triumphs...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Overcoming the odds: Four local seniors discuss the challenges they've faced head on

Finishing high school always calls for a celebration -- but this year, graduating feels particularly momentous. Four members...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 8038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'The beginning of reconnection': Paly seniors savor last moment together in person at graduation

There was little out of the ordinary on Wednesday at Palo Alto High's graduation ceremony. Yet, no one expected that this...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 5384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district finds Latino, Black students improperly placed into special education

A disproportionate number of Latino and Black students are classified as having a learning disability and placed in special...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by Alvin Jackson, on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:21 pm | 34 comments | 11391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the eve of graduation, high school seniors celebrate with a car parade

High school seniors from three Palo Alto schools took to the city's streets for a car parade ahead of graduation on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by sashlund, on Jun 2, 2021 at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | 5607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID-19 transformed the world of outdoor education. Here's what local leaders say has changed.

The drive to find ways to educate children outdoors during the pandemic has led to new opportunities and obstacles for providers. Read...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 17, 2021 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 5576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Retiring teachers reflect on decades of change in their profession

Thirty Palo Alto Unified teachers -- all of whom have taught at the district between 20 to 50 years -- are closing a chapter...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by mcm, on May 17, 2021 at 2:06 pm | 10 comments | 10855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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

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

Original post made on May. 12, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm | 3 comments | 6073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to offer Pfizer vaccine to eligible students

With one of three COVID-19 vaccines now available to children ages 12 and up in Santa Clara County, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 5309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will Palo Alto girls get the chance to defend their CCS golf title?

Palo Alto senior golfers Madison Pineda and Marina Mata could have had the rare opportunity to not only help defend the Vikings...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Samuel L, on May 13, 2021 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 3416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open letter to SCVAL seniors playing spring sports

Palo Alto High swimming coach Danny Dye wants to reach senior spring athletes at every Santa Clara Valley Athletic League...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on May 12, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 15 comments | 4713 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools superintendent: End-of-year events at the high schools? Patience, please

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin is asking for patience from parents who've been lobbying for the district to...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on May 8, 2021 at 11:33 pm | 17 comments | 5122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified, teachers union tentatively agree on 3% annual raise

Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union have reached a tentative two-year agreement that will raise annual teacher salaries...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by DON AUSTIN HAS A SPINE, on May 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm | 187 comments | 6308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Midpeninsula high schools offer pandemic-altered rites of passage for seniors

Planning for modified proms and graduation events is underway at local high schools so seniors can enjoy at least some of...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Mom of 2, on Apr 30, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 4900 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district brings back in-person graduations

In an effort to restore some of the lost traditions of the high school experience as health restrictions loosen, the Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by New in Town, on Apr 30, 2021 at 10:31 am | 21 comments | 6654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After a year of 'enormous turmoil,' district and teachers union negotiate raises

After one of the most disruptive years in public education, Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union are negotiating salary...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2021
Last comment by peppered, on Apr 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 52 comments | 8250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite progress on homework goals, majority of Paly students say they're still given too much

Palo Alto Unified found an unexplained disparity between Gunn and Palo Alto high school students who felt they are being...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by chini, on Apr 26, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 11 comments | 6551 Views
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