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SCHOOLS & KIDS

In Gunn graduation speeches, students drop their 'excellent facades,' urge vulnerability

Instead of typical graduation platitudes about hard work and the bright prospects of life after high school, the Gunn High...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Victims Of Circumstance, on May 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm | 6 comments | 4759 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student speakers deliver messages of triumph during Paly graduation

Palo Alto High School recognized its centennial graduating class Thursday evening, but the commencement ceremony was more...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board supportive of new senior leadership contracts, pay structure

School board members said Tuesday that a proposed salary structure and pared-down contracts for top district administrators...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cover-up Culture, on May 30, 2019 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 2547 Views

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LaMere brings extensive experience to Palo Alto basketball

In hiring Jeff LaMere to replace Rodney Tention, Palo Alto has brought on another individual with extensive collegiate experience,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Paly Observer, on May 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 1624 Views

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The moments, songs and emojis that define the class of 2019: Seniors reflect on their high school careers

To celebrate thousands of students graduating from local high schools this week, the Weekly spoke with four graduating seniors...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by keithbromberg, on May 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 5116 Views

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Palo Alto school district wants to change the way its top administrators are paid

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday night a new salary schedule for senior district leadership that would...

Original post made on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by cmarg, on May 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 5 comments | 3033 Views

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Stanford, county supervisors give conflicting accounts of talks to restart negotiations

Stanford University has disputed the accounts of two county supervisors that the university's top staff offered lesser benefits...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 28, 2019 at 8:58 am | 17 comments | 3085 Views

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'This is not saying we're anti-charter.' Ravenswood school board backs state charter bills

The Ravenswood City school board unanimously approved Thursday night a charter school moratorium that throws their support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on May 28, 2019 at 7:27 am | 12 comments | 2433 Views

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Palo Alto school district to fill leadership vacancies

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new chief business official, two new principals and created a new position focused...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Jim H, on May 27, 2019 at 10:42 am | 8 comments | 3847 Views

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Palo Alto Unified relented after standoff with Stanford

When Palo Alto Unified trustees saw the first draft of an agreement with Stanford related to the university's planned growth,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm | 26 comments | 5595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The 'me too' raise is back

Labor negotiations with public employee unions remain one of the most opaque and intentionally hidden government processes...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Ben the plumber, on May 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 25 comments | 5455 Views

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As statewide tensions continue, East Palo Alto school district eyes charter school moratorium

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education could become the latest public agency to lend its voice to the divisive...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Stand and Deliver, on May 23, 2019 at 11:43 pm | 5 comments | 2013 Views

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With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment — and one goes on the offensive

Three Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Tessa, on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am | 81 comments | 7271 Views

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Parenting for success

Esther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School's award-winning journalism teacher who founded the Paly Media Arts program and gained...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 9 comments | 1063 Views

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Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture releases a new 'how to' book for parents

Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 2362 Views

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Editorial: After campaigning for transparency, school board members revert to the habits they criticized in predecessors

It is deeply disappointing to learn that the board, Superintendent Don Austin and Stanford University worked in concert to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by nope, on May 18, 2019 at 7:21 am | 43 comments | 5905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three Palo Alto Unified schools to get new principals

Several Palo Alto Unified schools will have new principals this fall: JLS Middle School and Duveneck and Palo Verde elementary...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by member1, on May 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 11 comments | 6442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent

Gina Sudaria will stay on as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent through next year or until a new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor on Wisteria, on May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 1982 Views

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Raises for teachers, managers to come before school board Tuesday

The Palo Alto school board will vote on two major agreements on Tuesday night that, if approved, will give 2% raises to both...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on May 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 21 comments | 2965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford withdraws $138M school mitigation agreement, for now

Stanford University informed the Palo Alto school district Friday that it wished to suspend further action on a tentative...

Original post made on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by JR, on May 15, 2019 at 7:27 am | 27 comments | 6672 Views
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