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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified sets forth plan for preventing violence

The Palo Alto Unified School District is expediting plans to address student violence and other harmful behaviors, Superintendent...

Original post made on May. 31, 2023
Last comment by Anony Mouse, 7 hours ago | 28 comments | 3968 Views

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Palo Alto Unified under investigation by federal civil rights office

Palo Alto Unified's decision to move two classrooms of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities to other school campuses...

Original post made on May. 30, 2023
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, 19 hours ago | 11 comments | 7557 Views

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District: Advanced math class will earn college, but not high school, credit

Responding to complaints swirling about an advanced math class, Palo Alto Unified School District issued a definitively worded...

Original post made on May. 24, 2023
Last comment by Li Zheng, on Jun 1, 2023 at 3:26 pm | 21 comments | 6263 Views

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School board considers options to address declining enrollment, looking to avoid campus closures

Faced with consistently declining enrollment in recent years, Palo Alto Unified is looking at potential ways to address its...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2023
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on May 20, 2023 at 8:32 pm | 48 comments | 11289 Views

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Special Olympics brings students together for sports and smiles

At the Palo Alto Unified Special Olympics track and field event on Friday, May 19, special education students from 15 schools...

Original post made on May. 20, 2023
Last comment by LoriM, on May 20, 2023 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 4333 Views

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A century in the making: Walter Hays Elementary School marks 100 years

When Walter Hays School opened in 1923, Palo Alto was less than 30 years old. A century later, the community might look different,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2023
Last comment by Miriam Palm, on May 19, 2023 at 5:14 am | 11 comments | 4458 Views

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Cancellation of multivariable math at Paly and Gunn

At Tuesday's school board meeting, Don Austin addressed the forum to respond to the numerous comments from students and parents...

Original post made by Common Sense on Mar. 29, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on May 15, 2023 at 3:31 pm | 150 comments | 14231 Views

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Criminal sex-assault charge to be dropped against Palo Alto teacher Peter Colombo

Prosecutors plan to drop its felony sexual assault case against a Palo Alto Unified School District middle school teacher...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on May 8, 2023 at 6:42 am | 39 comments | 11622 Views

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Opinion: When ill students are accused of truancy

When my daughter was in middle school, she frequently became ill, causing her to stay home to recover. The school staff didn't...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on May 8, 2023 at 12:24 am | 12 comments | 3498 Views

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Opinion: Writer, beware: Chatbots and our kids

Introducing the use of AI bots, and cavalierly erasing a source of high school joy -- the sense of one's own creative, insightful,...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2023
Last comment by Rajiv Bhateja, on May 3, 2023 at 12:19 pm | 5 comments | 3641 Views

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A nearly 200-year-old unfulfilled treaty sparks student support for Cherokee Nation

More than a year in the making, students at Palo Alto High School unveiled a mural this week that they created to raise awareness...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Apr 29, 2023 at 9:06 am | 7 comments | 2571 Views

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Visit these 7 secret gardens of the 650

The Peninsula is flush with large-scale gardens like Gamble Garden, Filoli and Montalvo, but if we look in our own communities...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2023
There are no comments yet. 3565 Views

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Paly ends shelter-in-place order that was prompted by message found in classroom

Palo Alto High School was under a brief shelter-in-place order as a precaution this morning after a message was found in...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Apr 26, 2023 at 12:40 pm | 7 comments | 9099 Views

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Parents object to plans to relocate special education students, calling out lack of transparency

Parents are upset and looking for answers after the Palo Alto Unified School District announced this week that classes serving...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2023
Last comment by Oakland mom, on Apr 23, 2023 at 10:54 pm | 18 comments | 10260 Views

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Around Town: Supervisor Joe Simitian releases schedule for sidewalk office hours at farmers markets

In the latest column, read news about upcoming opportunities to chat with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian at locals...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Apr 23, 2023 at 10:06 am | 1 comment | 3899 Views

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Around Town: Pioneering Palo Altans honored during city's day of recognition

In the latest column, read news about how the City Council celebrated Palo Alto Day on April 9, data showing a drop in enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2023
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Apr 17, 2023 at 6:58 am | 1 comment | 3301 Views

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Palo Alto school board takes heat over special education consolidation plans

Tuesday's Palo Alto school board meeting got heated as parents voiced their anger over plans to eliminate programs for students...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Apr 9, 2023 at 11:06 am | 8 comments | 6285 Views

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Judge rules high school math policy violates state law

A judge ruled that the Palo Alto school district's method of placing students in high school math classes violates state...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2023
Last comment by GreatPumpkin, on Apr 3, 2023 at 11:04 pm | 48 comments | 14209 Views

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Police cite Palo Alto High student for allegedly bringing weapon to school

A high school student who allegedly brought a gun to school has been cited by Palo Alto police, the department announced...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2023
Last comment by Allison, on Mar 29, 2023 at 9:14 am | 4 comments | 5440 Views

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Palo Alto Unified announces leadership changes for next school year

Retirements and job changes are expected to bring new leaders to two Palo Alto schools this fall, with an interim principal...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2023
Last comment by Morgan , on Mar 25, 2023 at 8:50 am | 2 comments | 5135 Views
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