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Palo Alto voters to decide on schools parcel tax

Measure O would extend a Palo Alto schools parcel tax for six years and provide about $15.6 million annually to the district. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Oct 19, 2020 at 11:38 am | 12 comments | 6947 Views

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Amid ongoing reopening anxieties, school district to provide COVID-19 testing for staff

Starting next week, Palo Alto school district employees will have access to free, biweekly COVID-19 testing to be provided...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by district teacher, on Oct 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 8 comments | 5941 Views

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Watch the Ravenswood school board candidates discuss top issues

Through videos, get to know this year's candidates for the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees and find out...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Incumbbent , on Oct 16, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 6 comments | 3722 Views

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In their own words: Where the candidates stand on the issues

The Palo Alto Weekly asked the six Board of Education candidates to share their positions on key issues facing the district,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Marian Sofaer, on Oct 15, 2020 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 4479 Views

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Guest Opinion: Responsible track record deserves 'yes' on Measure O

Given Palo Alto Unified's record of spending parcel tax funds responsibly, we owe it to our students to renew this critical...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Taxpayer , on Oct 12, 2020 at 10:26 am | 7 comments | 4504 Views

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Six candidates for Board of Education vie for three open seats in unprecedented school year

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Board of Education during a school year that looks like nothing public...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by No on O!, on Oct 9, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 8930 Views

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Karna Nisewaner

Karna Nisewaner believes her personal and professional experiences make her a needed voice on the school board during this...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Giselle Galper, on Oct 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 3577 Views

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Six board candidates debate reopening plan, school culture, communication

The six candidates vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto school board faced off in a virtual debate Wednesday, discussing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 6, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 14 comments | 7997 Views

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'We're asking you to wait.' Reopening plan highlights breakdown of trust between teachers, district

Palo Alto Unified's plan to reopen elementary schools in October has sparked intense anxiety among teachers and staff members...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:18 am | 68 comments | 22257 Views

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School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:28 am | 184 comments | 33438 Views

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Here's how this year's Foothill-De Anza candidates plan to tackle district's fiscal, housing challenges

Four contenders who are vying for three seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees respond...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Paul Brophy, on Sep 28, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 5777 Views

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Meet the four candidates for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees

The race for three open seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College is made up of four candidates. Three are incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by KEN HOROWITZ, on Sep 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 8046 Views

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Elementary student who was injured on playground to receive $200K settlement

The school district has agreed to pay $200,000 to an Ohlone Elementary School student who was injured while playing on the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Hope the student heals quickly!, on Sep 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 6852 Views

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Palo Alto Unified to pay $50K to family of bullying victim

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday a $50,000 settlement with the family of a former special education middle school...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 24, 2020 at 9:31 pm | 13 comments | 7593 Views

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For homeless kids, distance learning is even harder

The living situations for a small number of homeless students in Palo Alto Unified bring to light deep inequities at play...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 28 comments | 13821 Views

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Bridging the gap: Hubs equip Ravenswood students with the support they need for distance learning

About 76 Ravenswood City School District students returned to campuses this week in new learning hubs created by the district...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Sep 18, 2020 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments | 5909 Views

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Air hugs and weekly testing: Inside one private school's first day back at school

Wednesday was the first day of the new academic year at Synapse School in Menlo Park, one of 21 San Mateo County schools...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10597 Views

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A long way to go: Retiring Youth Community Services head assesses progress on empowering young people

As Leif Erickson retires from Youth Community Services after 21 years of service, he reflects on the changes and challenges...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4550 Views

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For small groups of Palo Alto students, class is in — in person

The library was dark, the cafeteria was closed and the hallways were eerily quiet, but it was still back to school this week...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 12 comments | 8966 Views

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Stanford to close off most of its campus to visitors

Stanford University will ban visitors who are not affiliated with its academic programs from entering much of its campus...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:50 am | 56 comments | 33223 Views
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