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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coronavirus - PAUSD Needs to Close Schools Now

PAUSD needs to follow Stanford University's good example and close the schools down now. Only social distancing can slow...

Original post made by Gunn/Fletcher Parent on Mar. 11, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 12, 2020 at 5:14 pm | 14 comments | 1885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to opt out of state exam due to coronavirus concerns, becoming first district in state to do so

The Palo Alto school district announced Monday that it will be opting out of state testing due to concerns about the spread...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 11, 2020 at 9:40 pm | 73 comments | 24605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anonymous Confessions pages are surging in popularity on high school and college campuses. Why?

Anonymous Confessions pages offer young people a place for unfiltered expression. But they also raise questions about censorship,...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Mar 11, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 11 comments | 7094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Errors in federal reimbursement, employee ratios to cost Ravenswood $24K

The Ravenswood City School District will pay just over $24,000 for financial errors uncovered in an annual audit in part...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2020
Last comment by Concerned Mom., on Mar 10, 2020 at 10:43 pm | 19 comments | 2816 Views

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Voters back bond measure for community college district while parcel tax falls short

Unofficial election results show a Foothill-De Anza Community College District bond measure with sufficient votes for approval,...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2020
Last comment by Nvrijn, on Mar 6, 2020 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 6463 Views

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With current textbooks 'obsolete,' Palo Alto's middle schools to get new science materials

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday a committee's recommendation for a new middle school science curriculum,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2020
Last comment by member 1, on Feb 27, 2020 at 9:26 pm | 13 comments | 4741 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leland's legacy: How a robber baron built Stanford and transformed America

A new biography from Bay Area journalist Roland De Wolk says Leland Stanford was a ruthless capitalist who cheated taxpayers...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2020
Last comment by Stanford vs Trump University, on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:28 pm | 8 comments | 1770 Views

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Community college district asks voters for new tax, bond funds to upgrade facilities, keep education accessible

Vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 election went out to Santa Clara County voters on Tuesday, including two Foothill-De...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 20, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 95 comments | 9248 Views

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New high school to bring German, French and Chinese language instruction under one roof

Two local bilingual schools have partnered to open a new international high school that will offer German, French and Chinese...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2020
Last comment by Patricia, on Feb 13, 2020 at 9:27 am | 8 comments | 4370 Views

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M-A honors their student-athletes on National Signing Day

Justin Anderson, who will be playing football at Washington State next season, was one of 16 Menlo-Atherton student-athletes...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm | 1 comment | 2480 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'This is how we improve as a district.' Report on D/F grades reflects progress for both students and Palo Alto Unified

A more granular monitoring of failing middle and high school students reflects a changing approach to using data, targeted...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2020
Last comment by Yuri, on Jan 31, 2020 at 6:28 am | 14 comments | 4353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district announces 'bold' proposals to revamp middle school math

The Palo Alto school board will discuss tonight a plan to redesign middle school mathematics, including proposals to eliminate...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, on Jan 30, 2020 at 7:28 pm | 63 comments | 10083 Views

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High school shakeup: Paly's Adam Paulson to resign, Gunn's Kathie Laurence to leave for district job

Both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools will lose their principals at the end of the school year, the district announced on...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous1, on Jan 28, 2020 at 2:15 pm | 58 comments | 17127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's on again: Paly and Gunn will meet in a football game

Palo Alto and Gunn will meet in a non-league football game Sept. 4 at Gunn, the first time the two have played since 2012....

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to reflect on its own function, effectiveness

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday to reflect on its own performance and discuss how they can make...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Independent, on Jan 23, 2020 at 4:36 pm | 6 comments | 2082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'They gave us our child back.' How nonpublic schools serve the education system's neediest students

Twenty nonpublic schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties serve some of the education system's most vulnerable students...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Pauline Navarro, on Jan 23, 2020 at 6:49 am | 27 comments | 13236 Views

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Santa Clara County explores universal basic income for former foster youth

Santa Clara County Supervisors are looking into providing a universal basic income for young adults aging out of the county's...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by the comic at the cocktail party, on Jan 19, 2020 at 11:47 am | 6 comments | 5080 Views

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Palo Alto district staff work to bring back some special-ed students

To address a rise in outside placements for students with special needs, the school district is creating new programs within...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Still hurting, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm | 4 comments | 2923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district sees overall improvement but also concerning performance by specific groups, state data show

The Palo Alto school board will review on Tuesday the district's performance on the California School Dashboard, a state...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by local parent, on Jan 15, 2020 at 9:53 am | 5 comments | 2802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board votes to close Willow Oaks and Brentwood elementary schools

After a lengthy debate, the Ravenswood school board voted to move Willow Oaks Elementary students to Belle Haven Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mutti, on Jan 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 4549 Views
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