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Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by III, 9 minutes ago | 52 comments | 11733 Views


How will PAUSD high schools prevent cheating this fall?

I'm curious how PAUSD is planning on enforcing its honor code on tests during remote learning. Even if all tests are open-book,...

Original post made by Curious Parent on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Student, 14 hours ago | 12 comments | 576 Views


Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, 15 hours ago | 50 comments | 10722 Views


Palo Alto teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

A Palo Alto high school student has developed a new, and melodic, way for parents to keep fidgety and stir-crazy kids occupied...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:19 am | 1 comment | 2477 Views


Finding their voices: Six seniors on their high school passions, dreams

We interviewed six graduating seniors from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, whose varied accomplishments are well worth celebrating,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Only here for MW, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 6786 Views


Former venture capital CEO sentenced in college admissions scam

Manuel Henriquez, the former CEO of a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, on Aug 1, 2020 at 2:07 am | 4 comments | 4613 Views


Views on school reopenings: Students, parents and educators weigh in on the coming academic year

With plans constantly changing for Palo Alto Unified schools this fall, the Weekly asked Palo Altans to share their concerns,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto , on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 66 comments | 8140 Views


'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 7462 Views


Newsom: Schools in watch-list counties cannot reopen in person

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in counties on the state's coronavirus watch list -- including currently, Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Truth Shall Set You Free, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 209 comments | 18437 Views


'It is not safe to return to the classroom.' Teachers union lobbies for full distance learning

After two months of negotiations, the Palo Alto Unified teachers union is urging the district against reopening schools this...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Sherry.., on Jul 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 213 comments | 23223 Views


What does special education look like during a pandemic?

As debate continues to rage about how and when to safely reopen schools, students with disabilities in Palo Alto are heading...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 16 comments | 15208 Views


Citing spike in coronavirus cases, Ravenswood to start school year with full distance learning

The Ravenswood City school board backed on Thursday a plan to open schools in August remotely, with the hopes of shifting...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Be Models, Wear Mask , on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 2 comments | 4089 Views


Longtime school board member to seek seat on county Board of Education

After 13 years as a Palo Alto Board of Education member, Melissa Baten Caswell won't run for reelection in November. She's...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Term limits, on Jul 17, 2020 at 1:37 am | 14 comments | 4830 Views


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 Covid-19 ready, on Jul 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 183 comments | 26443 Views


School board puts parcel tax on November ballot, expecting challenging path to approval

The school board decided Tuesday night to place a parcel tax renewal on the November ballot, partially out of concern that...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Accountability, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 15 comments | 3218 Views


Palo Alto native, graduate announces bid for school board

Katie Causey, a Palo Alto native, Palo Alto Unified graduate and nonprofit employee, announced on Tuesday that she's running...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 9, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 10 comments | 7467 Views


Nonprofit Youth Community Service announces new executive director

Youth Community Service, which provides volunteer opportunities to Midpeninsula students in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Grateful Neighbor, on Jul 7, 2020 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 3057 Views


The school year starts in 49 days. Board members urge staff to prepare for 'robust' distance learning.

Board members voiced support Tuesday for preparing for the chance that secondary schools will have to practice remote learning...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by JohnsBells12, on Jul 7, 2020 at 4:45 am | 123 comments | 14455 Views


Palo Alto, Gunn high schools to postpone graduation until December

Current Palo Alto and Gunn high school seniors won't walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas until December,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Claudia_Martin, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:56 am | 40 comments | 10443 Views


Under Palo Alto Unified's proposed reopening plan, here's what schools will look like this fall

The school district is taking a "middle of the road" approach to reopening schools this fall, with elementary school students...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by McGillicuddy , on Jul 6, 2020 at 11:18 am | 135 comments | 22188 Views
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