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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school mask mandate will remain in place until at least mid-April

The Ravenswood City School District is keeping its mask mandate in place through at least mid-April, making it the only local...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: Thousands of students have experienced housing instability in San Mateo County

More than half of San Mateo County students who are experiencing housing instability attend schools in the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Apr 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm | 3 comments | 2885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced Thursday by Tony...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Apr 26, 2022 at 4:11 pm | 4 comments | 2597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students report 1.5-2 hours of homework a night

Palo Alto high schoolers report spending between an hour and a half and over two hours a night on homework, depending on...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:51 am | 19 comments | 13551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California backs away from COVID vaccine mandates for kids

The state decided it won't require COVID-19 vaccines for children this fall, and a bill to mandate kids vaccines without...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3231 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents sentenced in college admissions scandal

A Palo Alto mother and father who paid $25,000 to facilitate cheating on their son's SAT exams were each sentenced to eight...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 16, 2022 at 11:59 am | 11 comments | 26933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How did college admissions go this year?

My son got into the school of choice, fortunately, because he was deferred and waitlisted from the others. Seems there is...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Developers propose affordable housing, lab, offices on Ravenswood land

The Ravenswood City School District hopes to finalize long-term lease agreements to develop two of its sites and use the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by stopgoliath.org, on Apr 1, 2022 at 9:20 pm | 2 comments | 4114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Curtain's up: Gunn choir holds first indoor show without masks in 2 years

This week, dozens of Gunn High students and teachers were able to come together on stage in the school's theater to put on...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2022 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 4611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood middle schoolers headed to world robotics championships

In only its second year of existence, 11 students from Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School's robotics club are heading...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by bill1940, on Mar 25, 2022 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 3472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified moves to hire its own mental health staff, rather than rely on contractors

The district intends to begin by hiring its own staff to work at elementary and middle schools, while continuing to use contractors...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 5429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Around Town: Inspired by pastor's 'civil courage,' groups organize essay contest with Palo Alto's sister cities

In the latest Around Town column, news about a high school essay contest inspired by a World War II-era hero from the Netherlands...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2022
Last comment by monicas, on Mar 19, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 4345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After two years, school nurses hope the worst is behind them

The past two pandemic years felt like a blur to Kristin Coronado, a nurse for the Sequoia Union High School District. "We...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood district to keep indoor masking rule for at least two more weeks

Masks will remain on at Ravenswood City School District schools for at least the next two weeks, parting ways with other...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2022
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Mar 15, 2022 at 11:44 am | 1 comment | 2427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will the pandemic leave a lasting mark on baby brains?

Emerging research suggests that some babies and toddlers might be developing differently because of the coronavirus, their...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2022
Last comment by Neal, on Mar 15, 2022 at 6:54 am | 6 comments | 3009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California mask mandate: Is it ending too soon for little children?

California will soon lift the mask mandate for children in schools and child care facilities, but experts say the move is...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2022
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Mar 12, 2022 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments | 3319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

$50 million construction project kicks off at Ravenswood middle school

Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School's campus will undergo a makeover that's expected to be completed in December 2023. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4297 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Masks won't be required in Palo Alto schools after next week

The Palo Alto Unified School District plans to follow the state's lead and drop its indoor mask requirement on March 12,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Mar 1, 2022 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 8480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School districts to give more kids 'a gentler start' through transitional kindergarten

Getting a classmate a Band-Aid, putting crayons away and gardening are some of the activities on a typical day in transitional...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 25, 2022 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 4938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID-19 cases decline in Palo Alto schools as omicron surge subsides

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Palo Alto Unified School District continues to drop substantially as the omicron wave...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on Feb 18, 2022 at 9:06 am | 3 comments | 6249 Views
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