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'I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat

Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by RFT, 59 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1413 Views

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How to stop or curb teens and technology?

Any experienced parents have ideas on how to curb technology for their teens? Teachers incorporate homework on the computers...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 112 Views

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Under new leadership, Ravenswood to start school consolidation process

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is starting to discuss consolidating schools -- a process that's sure...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 16, 2019 at 4:05 pm | 16 comments | 4136 Views

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Stanford student by day, viral YouTube baker by night

Rachel Fong's creations -- doughnuts that look like alpacas, color-changing noodles and cakes that resemble sushi -- have...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 1929 Views

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Santa Clara County brings nonprofit aboard for teacher housing project in Palo Alto

A proposed affordable-housing project in Palo Alto exclusively for teachers gained momentum on Tuesday when the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by unequal contributions, on Aug 15, 2019 at 12:20 pm | 5 comments | 1654 Views

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With sexual misconduct reports going down, Palo Alto school district restructures Title IX office

The Palo Alto school district is reducing the position of Title IX coordinator to part time -- a reflection, leadership said,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Pa resident, on Aug 15, 2019 at 10:49 am | 25 comments | 2722 Views

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Palo Alto elementary schools begin new year by jump-starting on goals

Palo Alto Unified's 13 elementary schools returned to class on Wednesday, kicking off both new priorities and continued focus...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Equity - Unequal Access, on Aug 15, 2019 at 1:22 am | 3 comments | 3883 Views

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It's back to school for Palo Alto's middle, high schools

Tuesday marked the first day of a new school year for thousands of middle and high school students in the Palo Alto Unified...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Downfall, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm | 12 comments | 4008 Views

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East Palo Alto nonprofit seeks back-to-school donations for students in need

With the new school year fast approaching, East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program is encouraging community members to...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by Patti, on Aug 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm | 2 comments | 2163 Views

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Behind UC's 'admission by exception' side door: sports, money, diversity — and secrecy

While it's unclear if admissions by exception played a direct role in the college cheating scandal, it has surfaced as a...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by No Smoke, on Aug 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 2427 Views

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Guest Opinion: To create lifelong civic leaders: Lower the voting age

Vote16 Palo Alto is a youth-run organization that has proposed lowering the voting age for Palo Alto school board elections...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Influencing young minds, on Aug 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm | 47 comments | 3579 Views

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Ravenswood could embark on districtwide naming process

Community concern about losing East Palo Alto's recognition of Cesar Chavez with the phasing out of a middle school named...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by The Name Game, on Aug 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm | 7 comments | 1761 Views

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As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

National charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school that...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Truth, on Aug 9, 2019 at 6:58 am | 1 comment | 6043 Views

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'Mental health doesn't go away over the summer:' Local organizations see spike in demand for services

Local youth-counseling organizations are seeing a rise in demand during the summer, a time of the year when many teens and...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Aug 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm | 4 comments | 3197 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 Cover-up Culture, on Jul 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm | 9 comments | 2871 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 What Los Altos does, on Jul 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm | 15 comments | 5665 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 member1, on Jul 21, 2019 at 10:10 pm | 89 comments | 12482 Views

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More counselors, training: Stanford takes steps to support student mental health

Stanford University recently announced efforts to better support student mental health and well-being, including more counselors,...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Ray, on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 4096 Views

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Student-run podcast 'Project Oyster 'aims to share peers' hard-won pearls of wisdom about mental health

Three Gunn High School students are challenging that reality with a new podcast that features intimate interviews with classmates...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by valid, on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm | 8 comments | 3818 Views

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Midpeninsula celebrates Independence Day

Locals can explore numerous Fourth of July festivities next week, including a food-based tradition in Palo Alto, an art festival...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Xiao Ping, on Jul 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 3135 Views
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