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To help young athletes, focus on process, not performance, sports psychologist says

The mother of an 8-year-old who is convinced her daughter isn't "playing to her potential" in soccer. A kid who worries that...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Calvin Samuels, on Oct 9, 2021 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 6511 Views


State's vax mandate for students garners local support

Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement last week that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students ages 12 and up has been met...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5605 Views


Students return to campus for new school year

Students at Palo Alto Unified School District's five middle and high schools started a new year on Wednesday, the first relatively...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Gustavo Woltmann, on Sep 13, 2021 at 11:32 pm | 7 comments | 7693 Views


Shooting threat reported at Gunn High; police deem it a likely hoax

Palo Alto police officers responded to a report of a shooting threat at Gunn High School this afternoon that turned out to...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by , on Sep 11, 2021 at 8:51 am | 1 comment | 7010 Views


As school boards resume in-person meetings, will the public still get to comment from home?

During the pandemic, local residents got used to offering their comments at virtual school board meetings by Zoom or phone....

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 6527 Views


Parent sues Palo Alto Unified for barring student from attending class without a mask

The father of a rising senior at Palo Alto High School is suing the Palo Alto Unified School District after his son was prohibited...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Howmanybikesdoesittake?, on Sep 3, 2021 at 3:23 am | 47 comments | 20327 Views


PAUSD COVID Cases nearly double past week

According to the somewhat buried COVID dashboard for PAUSD, student COVID cases have gone from 6 cases, two weeks ago, to...

Original post made by Samuel+L on Sep. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 449 Views


Stanford bans student from campus for racist, sexist social media posts

Stanford University has banned a student from campus after he made racist and sexist social media posts on Sunday and Monday,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Sep 1, 2021 at 8:31 pm | 11 comments | 13791 Views


Masks to be required outdoors at Palo Alto's K-8 public schools

Palo Alto elementary and middle schoolers are going to once again have to wear face coverings at recess and lunch, under...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Aug 28, 2021 at 11:15 am | 36 comments | 20880 Views


Eager for your child to be vaccinated? Help is on the way ... despite some bumps in the road

Reporter Angela Swartz's year-old son won a spot in Pfizer's landmark pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial at Stanford University...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Ari Fleischman, on Aug 28, 2021 at 10:00 am | 5 comments | 15631 Views


Students, school staff test positive for COVID-19 as school year begins

Local school districts are reporting a handful of student and staff COVID cases now that school is back in session. The complex...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Aug 23, 2021 at 11:30 am | 4 comments | 16549 Views


Palo Alto Unified to reorganize equity and student affairs department

To overcome the losses distance learning has caused in education, Palo Alto Unified is restructuring its equity and student...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 17, 2021 at 10:32 am | 6 comments | 7514 Views


Stanford University now requiring COVID-19 testing regardless of vaccination status

Students, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to be tested for COVID-19, Stanford University announced on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Carlos M., on Aug 17, 2021 at 7:30 am | 17 comments | 6973 Views


Most district teachers are vaxxed. Is that enough for parents?

As summer winds down, local school districts are facing another academic year amid a pandemic. But this time, they have vaccines...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2021
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Aug 11, 2021 at 1:42 pm | 32 comments | 10182 Views


Palo Alto Unified looks to outsource distance learning for students uncomfortable returning to class

Palo Alto Unified students who don't feel comfortable returning to the classroom this fall will be allowed to learn remotely,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Aug 7, 2021 at 9:07 am | 11 comments | 12444 Views


Superintendents: Kids should begin school year in classrooms

School superintendents in six counties and the city of Berkeley jointly announced their support Friday for full in-person...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Aug 3, 2021 at 11:24 am | 14 comments | 8439 Views


Free school meals for all here to stay in California

With 1 in every 6 children facing hunger in the U.S., California is the first state to promise every public school student...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jul 30, 2021 at 1:05 pm | 3 comments | 7229 Views


School district fires contractor after trapped ground squirrels die

Palo Alto Unified terminated its contract with a pest control company on July 14 after ground squirrels that it trapped were...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Demetrius Lanham, on Jul 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm | 20 comments | 9598 Views


Palo Alto Unified continues to serve free breakfast and lunch for all students

The school district will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch for all students for the 2021-22 academic year as part...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 2, 2021 at 10:29 pm | 7 comments | 6172 Views


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 | 10162 Views
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