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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will charter school politics – and money – influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
Last comment by Sad Parent, 8 hours ago | 26 comments | 5105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto voters to decide on schools parcel tax

Measure O would extend a Palo Alto schools parcel tax for six years and provide about $15.6 million annually to the district. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, 20 hours ago | 12 comments | 4139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by For Melissa, on Oct 17, 2020 at 5:37 pm | 14 comments | 4555 Views

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Editorial: DiBrienza, Collins, Ladomirak for school board

Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Oct 17, 2020 at 1:10 pm | 19 comments | 5356 Views

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Amid ongoing reopening anxieties, school district to provide COVID-19 testing for staff

Starting next week, Palo Alto school district employees will have access to free, biweekly COVID-19 testing to be provided...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by district teacher, on Oct 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 8 comments | 3666 Views

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Watch the Ravenswood school board candidates discuss top issues

Through videos, get to know this year's candidates for the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees and find out...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Incumbbent , on Oct 16, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 6 comments | 1690 Views

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In their own words: Where the candidates stand on the issues

The Palo Alto Weekly asked the six Board of Education candidates to share their positions on key issues facing the district,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Marian Sofaer, on Oct 15, 2020 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 2943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Responsible track record deserves 'yes' on Measure O

Given Palo Alto Unified's record of spending parcel tax funds responsibly, we owe it to our students to renew this critical...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Taxpayer , on Oct 12, 2020 at 10:26 am | 7 comments | 2982 Views

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Six candidates for Board of Education vie for three open seats in unprecedented school year

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Board of Education during a school year that looks like nothing public...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by No on O!, on Oct 9, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 6751 Views

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Meet the two candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Read profiles of Santa Clara County Board of Education incumbent Grace Mah and challenger Melissa Baten Caswell, who are...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Yes On Melissa Baten Caswell, on Oct 9, 2020 at 11:16 am | 7 comments | 10857 Views

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Karna Nisewaner

Karna Nisewaner believes her personal and professional experiences make her a needed voice on the school board during this...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Giselle Galper, on Oct 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 1943 Views

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Six board candidates debate reopening plan, school culture, communication

The six candidates vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto school board faced off in a virtual debate Wednesday, discussing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 6, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 14 comments | 6266 Views

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School board approves reopening plan over teacher, parent concerns

Despite mounting concerns from some teachers and parents about the safety of returning to schools in person, the school board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Oct 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm | 64 comments | 20287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'We're asking you to wait.' Reopening plan highlights breakdown of trust between teachers, district

Palo Alto Unified's plan to reopen elementary schools in October has sparked intense anxiety among teachers and staff members...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:18 am | 68 comments | 19242 Views

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School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:28 am | 184 comments | 28667 Views

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Here's how this year's Foothill-De Anza candidates plan to tackle district's fiscal, housing challenges

Four contenders who are vying for three seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees respond...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Paul Brophy, on Sep 28, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 3830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the four candidates for the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees

The race for three open seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College is made up of four candidates. Three are incumbents...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by KEN HOROWITZ, on Sep 27, 2020 at 6:34 pm | 1 comment | 4350 Views

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Elementary student who was injured on playground to receive $200K settlement

The school district has agreed to pay $200,000 to an Ohlone Elementary School student who was injured while playing on the...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Hope the student heals quickly!, on Sep 25, 2020 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 5656 Views

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Palo Alto Unified to pay $50K to family of bullying victim

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday a $50,000 settlement with the family of a former special education middle school...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 24, 2020 at 9:31 pm | 13 comments | 6058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For homeless kids, distance learning is even harder

The living situations for a small number of homeless students in Palo Alto Unified bring to light deep inequities at play...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 28 comments | 11694 Views
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