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SCHOOLS & KIDS

DiBrienza, Ladomirak, Collins lead school board race

With 57% of ballots counted, incumbent Jennifer DiBrienza is leading the school board race with 25% of the vote, followed...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Nov 16, 2020 at 9:42 pm | 5 comments | 6640 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Assigned seats, no lockers among plans for reopening Palo Alto Unified's middle, high schools

With the school board's approval, expected on Tuesday night, middle and high school students at Palo Alto Unified will be...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Teacher , on Nov 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 9197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District administrator Karen Hendricks to leave for Southern California superintendency

Deputy Superintendent Karen Hendricks, who temporarily led Palo Alto Unified after the resignation of former Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Thank you for your service, Karen., on Nov 9, 2020 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 5094 Views

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PAUSD Board wants to extend Don Austin’s contract to June 2024

In looking at board documents on the reopening plan, I noticed this item in the consent calendar for the upcoming meeting...

Original post made by Puzzled Parent on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by BP Kay, on Nov 8, 2020 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1342 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After trustee's resignation, Ravenswood school board to appoint replacement

The Ravenswood school board plans to make a provisional appointment rather than hold a costly special election to fill a...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by East Palo Alto Resident, on Nov 7, 2020 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 3255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly robotics coach files lawsuit alleging harassment, discrimination

A former Paly computer science teacher and robotics coach who resigned in 2018 has filed a lawsuit against the school district,...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2020
Last comment by so sad, on Nov 6, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 14 comments | 8179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newcomers hold top two spots for Ravenswood school board, early results show

Two newcomers, Bronwyn Alexander and Jenny Varghese Bloom, are leading the race for two open seats on the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Incumbents ahead in contest for Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees

Voters appeared to be reseating three incumbents]in the race for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3317 Views

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School parcel tax appears headed toward renewal

Despite fears that renewing a parcel tax amidst controversial campus reopenings, the pandemic and a divisive presidential...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by Novelera, on Nov 5, 2020 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments | 3960 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.

Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 3, 2020 at 9:06 am | 22 comments | 12812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by BadParenting, on Nov 1, 2020 at 9:38 pm | 20 comments | 11775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the two candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Read profiles of Santa Clara County Board of Education incumbent Grace Mah and challenger Melissa Baten Caswell, who are...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 31, 2020 at 6:47 pm | 8 comments | 19153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will charter school politics – and money – influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 31, 2020 at 6:43 pm | 31 comments | 9070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fauci talks reopening plans with county officials amid a national surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci briefed local business leaders Friday on the state of COVID-19 and progress on a vaccine, while praising...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2020
Last comment by MidtownSouth, on Oct 30, 2020 at 8:14 pm | 1 comment | 7122 Views

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Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by LongResident, on Oct 30, 2020 at 8:57 am | 12 comments | 5560 Views

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Here's how the Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to address racial inequity 'within our own corridors'

Spurred by the Black Lives Matter protests and an acknowledgment that there is racial inequity "within our own corridors,"...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Oct 29, 2020 at 4:10 pm | 15 comments | 6501 Views

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Support Parents Nursery School Palo Alto

We need your help. October usually means Carnival for the Parents Nursery School community. Sadly due to COVID-19, we...

Original post made by Parents Nursery School on Oct. 28, 2020
There are no comments yet. 462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak holds fundraising lead in school board race

Challenger Jesse Ladomirak continues to lead fundraising in the school board race, receiving about $7,700 during the most...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Murphy, on Oct 27, 2020 at 8:14 am | 3 comments | 3884 Views

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Stephanie Fitch resigns after two years on Ravenswood school board

Trustee Stephanie Fitch, who was elected in 2018 on a campaign of reform and change, is resigning from the Ravenswood Board...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2020
Last comment by Ravenswood Employee, on Oct 26, 2020 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 4440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Strings that sing: Yuri Liberzon offers a guitarist's interpretation of Bach's violin sonatas

"For me, his music is everything," Mountain View classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon said of the great composer J.S. Bach. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3031 Views
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