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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified gets into hot water with parents over child care

Parents are objecting to what they describe as a lack of transparency in Palo Alto Unified's decision making after school...

Original post made on May. 12, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, 34 minutes ago | 31 comments | 15616 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rising COVID-19 infections hit Palo Alto schools

Local schools are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, mirroring trends seen across Santa Clara County and in many parts...

Original post made on May. 20, 2022
Last comment by PAMF discourage patients , 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 4329 Views

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Palo Alto school board to consider divisive English Language Arts curriculum on Tuesday

On Tuesday evening, the Palo Alto school board will vote on a new English Language Arts curriculum that a number of teachers...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Roy M, on May 12, 2022 at 9:38 am | 16 comments | 9178 Views

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Students urge more transparency after suicides; school district says it is respecting families' wishes

A group of students is urging the Palo Alto Unified School District to change the way it responds to suicides so that there...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Meadow, on May 10, 2022 at 10:37 pm | 15 comments | 7457 Views

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Editorial: Yes on Ravenswood's Measure I school bond

Next month, voters in the Ravenswood City School District will be asked to tax themselves and entrust the district with $110...

Original post made on May. 6, 2022
Last comment by revdreileen, on May 9, 2022 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 2063 Views

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Palo Alto Unified cuts off remote commenting, prompting pushback

During last week's Palo Alto Unified School District board meeting, members of the public could no longer address the board...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2022
Last comment by Samuel L, on May 7, 2022 at 10:00 pm | 10 comments | 4373 Views

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Ravenswood school mask mandate will remain in place until at least mid-April

The Ravenswood City School District is keeping its mask mandate in place through at least mid-April, making it the only local...

Original post made on May. 3, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2804 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: Thousands of students have experienced housing instability in San Mateo County

More than half of San Mateo County students who are experiencing housing instability attend schools in the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2022
Last comment by Claudette, on Apr 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm | 3 comments | 2647 Views

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New state task force sets out to combat declining student enrollment rates

A task force that will help combat declining student enrollment rates throughout California was announced Thursday by Tony...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2022
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Apr 26, 2022 at 4:11 pm | 4 comments | 2451 Views

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Palo Alto students report 1.5-2 hours of homework a night

Palo Alto high schoolers report spending between an hour and a half and over two hours a night on homework, depending on...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Apr 26, 2022 at 11:51 am | 19 comments | 13210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letters to the editor

<B>Let Castilleja move forward Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2022/04/08/letters posted...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 19, 2022 at 8:26 am | 2 comments | 960 Views

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California backs away from COVID vaccine mandates for kids

The state decided it won't require COVID-19 vaccines for children this fall, and a bill to mandate kids vaccines without...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3078 Views

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Palo Alto parents sentenced in college admissions scandal

A Palo Alto mother and father who paid $25,000 to facilitate cheating on their son's SAT exams were each sentenced to eight...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2022
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 16, 2022 at 11:59 am | 11 comments | 25760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How did college admissions go this year?

My son got into the school of choice, fortunately, because he was deferred and waitlisted from the others. Seems there is...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 11, 2022
There are no comments yet. 597 Views

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Developers propose affordable housing, lab, offices on Ravenswood land

The Ravenswood City School District hopes to finalize long-term lease agreements to develop two of its sites and use the...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2022
Last comment by stopgoliath.org, on Apr 1, 2022 at 9:20 pm | 2 comments | 3928 Views

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Curtain's up: Gunn choir holds first indoor show without masks in 2 years

This week, dozens of Gunn High students and teachers were able to come together on stage in the school's theater to put on...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2022
Last comment by Annette, on Apr 1, 2022 at 3:10 pm | 1 comment | 4295 Views

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Ravenswood middle schoolers headed to world robotics championships

In only its second year of existence, 11 students from Cesar Chavez Ravenswood Middle School's robotics club are heading...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
Last comment by bill1940, on Mar 25, 2022 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 3099 Views

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Palo Alto Unified moves to hire its own mental health staff, rather than rely on contractors

The district intends to begin by hiring its own staff to work at elementary and middle schools, while continuing to use contractors...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4990 Views

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Around Town: Inspired by pastor's 'civil courage,' groups organize essay contest with Palo Alto's sister cities

In the latest Around Town column, news about a high school essay contest inspired by a World War II-era hero from the Netherlands...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2022
Last comment by monicas, on Mar 19, 2022 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 4074 Views

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After two years, school nurses hope the worst is behind them

The past two pandemic years felt like a blur to Kristin Coronado, a nurse for the Sequoia Union High School District. "We...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2022
There are no comments yet. 2825 Views
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