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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District grapples with ongoing budget deficit

Palo Alto Unified, a well-resourced district that has set ambitious and costly educational goals for the next several years,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by common sense, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks public input on next superintendent

Members of the public who want to weigh in on desired characteristics of the Palo Alto school district's next superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Old Timer, 11 hours ago | 11 comments | 2544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

This month marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by AJL, 22 hours ago | 4 comments | 3267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Eight is enough

The Palo Alto school district has a rare opportunity to put a term limit measure on this November's ballot without it being...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2018
Last comment by Observer, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 1050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members weigh in on school issues that saw the most, least progress in 2017

The Weekly asked each member of the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education which issues the district made the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Parent , on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:49 pm | 7 comments | 2002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does PAUSD find all sports-achievement-related absence requests "unexcused?"

As I have a kid whose school (Ohlone) excused one son for the same reason that my other kid's Jordan Middle school said "unexcused"...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by bemused, on Jan 18, 2018 at 12:34 pm | 26 comments | 546 Views

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School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Only stalling & incompetence, on Jan 18, 2018 at 10:59 am | 8 comments | 1861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen pursues the writing life

While Keshav Dhir's young classmates were fantasizing about growing up to become astronauts and basketball players, he was...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2018
Last comment by Cindy Costell, on Jan 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 3848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District hires full-time Title IX coordinator

Megan Farrell, a consultant with experience in law, higher education and federal anti-discrimination law Title IX, will now...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 8, 2018 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 1986 Views

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District log reveals reports, complaints of discrimination

As of Dec. 1, the Palo Alto school district has logged nearly 100 reports related to sexual and racial misconduct, harassment...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 6, 2018 at 1:14 am | 14 comments | 4370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Giving youth a voice

In slam poetry, the hands speak as much as the mouth. As Crystal Trevillion stood in front of a crowd of students and families...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cars hit bicycling children in separate incidents

Four children riding their bicycles were struck by cars in two separate collisions roughly a mile away from each other in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm | 87 comments | 8850 Views

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Home schooling grows up

For many Palo Alto families who opt to home-school their children, the term is a misnomer for what their children's education...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Jan 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm | 74 comments | 27762 Views

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School district to launch lecture series on race, equity

As part of its ongoing efforts to close the achievement gap, the Palo Alto school district is hosting a UCLA expert on race...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 3, 2018 at 8:25 am | 31 comments | 3178 Views

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Spare the air on New Year's Day

Bay Area residents are being asked to start the new year by sparing the air, as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by parent, on Jan 1, 2018 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 903 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A turbulent year in education

As the Palo Alto school district enters 2018, it's still in transition, working to move the needle on critical issues and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board urges specific goals, accountability in equity plan

The Palo Alto school board and community members were largely supportive of a new two-year equity plan aimed at closing the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Breitbart West Coast edition, on Dec 22, 2017 at 9:01 am | 9 comments | 2563 Views

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Reclaiming their city one brush stroke at a time

Colorful murals, conceived and painted by youth artists, blanket East Palo Alto's parks, public buildings and schools through...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2632 Views

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School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by BP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 52 comments | 6592 Views

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Webcast: Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard

Chris Corrao, a city of Palo Alto senior transportation planner, explains the reasons behind street modifications on Ross...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by StarSpring, on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm | 36 comments | 3823 Views
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