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Stanford, county supervisors give conflicting accounts of talks to restart negotiations

Stanford University has disputed the accounts of two county supervisors that the university's top staff offered lesser benefits...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Simitian's Cat, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 1493 Views

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Students: Palo Alto is getting more accepting of alternative post-high-school plans

With graduation next week, student representatives to the Palo Alto school board said this week that a positive shift has...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Indie schooling, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 727 Views

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Palo Alto Unified relented after standoff with Stanford

When Palo Alto Unified trustees saw the first draft of an agreement with Stanford related to the university's planned growth,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Pa, 7 hours ago | 13 comments | 1856 Views

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Barely scraping by: How the Bay Area housing crisis is making it near impossible for students to stay in community college

Many local community college students are pursuing education to break a cycle of difficult life circumstances -- homelessness,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by David Lee/Also Chinese, 10 hours ago | 42 comments | 7868 Views

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Editorial: The 'me too' raise is back

Labor negotiations with public employee unions remain one of the most opaque and intentionally hidden government processes...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Ben the plumber, 12 hours ago | 25 comments | 4268 Views

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'This is not saying we're anti-charter.' Ravenswood school board backs state charter bills

The Ravenswood City school board unanimously approved Thursday night a charter school moratorium that throws their support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Charters and Public Money, 14 hours ago | 4 comments | 837 Views

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As statewide tensions continue, East Palo Alto school district eyes charter school moratorium

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education could become the latest public agency to lend its voice to the divisive...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Stand and Deliver, on May 23, 2019 at 11:43 pm | 5 comments | 1288 Views

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Palo Alto Unified teachers, senior managers to get 2% raise

The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved 2% raises for its teachers union and senior managers on Tuesday night. Read...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Educator, on May 22, 2019 at 8:27 pm | 8 comments | 2228 Views

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With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment — and one goes on the offensive

Three Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Tessa, on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am | 81 comments | 6042 Views

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Parenting for success

Esther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School's award-winning journalism teacher who founded the Paly Media Arts program and gained...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 9 comments | 549 Views

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Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture releases a new 'how to' book for parents

Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 1674 Views

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Editorial: After campaigning for transparency, school board members revert to the habits they criticized in predecessors

It is deeply disappointing to learn that the board, Superintendent Don Austin and Stanford University worked in concert to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by nope, on May 18, 2019 at 7:21 am | 43 comments | 4722 Views

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Three Palo Alto Unified schools to get new principals

Several Palo Alto Unified schools will have new principals this fall: JLS Middle School and Duveneck and Palo Verde elementary...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by member1, on May 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 11 comments | 5353 Views

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Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent

Gina Sudaria will stay on as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent through next year or until a new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor on Wisteria, on May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 1526 Views

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Raises for teachers, managers to come before school board Tuesday

The Palo Alto school board will vote on two major agreements on Tuesday night that, if approved, will give 2% raises to both...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on May 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 21 comments | 2574 Views

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Stanford withdraws $138M school mitigation agreement, for now

Stanford University informed the Palo Alto school district Friday that it wished to suspend further action on a tentative...

Original post made on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by JR, on May 15, 2019 at 7:27 am | 27 comments | 6021 Views

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Spurred by loss, Palo Alto teacher organizes suicide awareness walk

Jaclyn Petty, a fourth grade teacher in Palo Alto whose brother died by suicide in 2016, is organizing the Peninsula's first-ever...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by anonymouse, on May 10, 2019 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 3275 Views

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District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools, cut busing to four elementaries

Recently announced changes to the Palo Alto school district's Voluntary Transfer Program, which allows East Palo Alto students...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2019
Last comment by Cheryl, on May 9, 2019 at 9:20 am | 77 comments | 11250 Views

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After getting a new heart, 16-year-old is giving back — with a heart-healthy cookbook

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Justin Wang brought hope in the form of a healthy cookbook to patients and friends at the Ronald...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Ying Wang, on May 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 3 comments | 1744 Views

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District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools

Some parents have been taken aback by Palo Alto Unified's decision to close enrollment for new Voluntary Transfer Program...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by Aisha , on May 4, 2019 at 10:31 pm | 11 comments | 4696 Views
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