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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish and French programs at Paly!

Why are they such a disaster? Mandarin and Japanese teachers are teaching well but the Spanish and French teachers are not...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous1, on Jan 7, 2020 at 11:06 am | 25 comments | 1378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Fit Kids Foundation levels the playing field through fitness programs

Fit Kids Foundation is helping children become energetic, confident, outdoors-loving enthusiasts with assistance from a $5,000...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3193 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redesign of middle school math elicits both enthusiasm and criticism

Palo Alto Board of Education members and some parents were largely enthused about district leadership's plan to overhaul...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 62 comments | 10983 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'A silent reckoning': Stanford research illustrates mental health cost of school shootings for youth survivors

New Stanford University-led research has documented a "silent" cost of gun violence at American schools: a significant increase...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Safety First, on Dec 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm | 3 comments | 4049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With school closures looming, Ravenswood district to hold series of public meetings

With declining enrollment putting increasing pressure on the Ravenswood City School District's budget, school officials are...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by Onitis, on Dec 26, 2019 at 5:07 am | 8 comments | 4331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Concerned about school safety? Join this new Palo Alto Unified advisory group

Palo Alto Unified is looking for teachers, students and parents to join its School Safety Advisory Group, a new group formed...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 11:21 am | 11 comments | 4523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Does Stanford Have to Do With the Dismal PISA Results?

The latest PISA results are just out: US students’ average math score ranks 37th and below the OECD average. Not long ago,...

Original post made by See Sth Say Sth on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, on Dec 21, 2019 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 2441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: A summer camp where time-honored traditions meet fresh ideas

Hidden's Villa summer camp, one of the nonprofit's most cherished traditions, welcomed 215 children to participate in the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 3014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In response to declining test scores, superintendent directs focus on middle school academics, particularly in math

Superintendent Don Austin has asked administrators and principals to evaluate academic policies and practices at district...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Pangloss, on Dec 17, 2019 at 10:22 pm | 45 comments | 7978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Podcast: Fixing commissions; Middle school math

Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's effort to reform its commission system and a proposal to dramatically shift how math...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by PAer, on Dec 16, 2019 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 3487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Through the art of debate, students find their voice

Some debate programs revolve around the goal of winning tournaments, but for Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, it's all...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ready to fund more services for students with dyslexia

For the first time, the Palo Alto school district has concrete data on how many of its youngest students are at risk for...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by ChildFind, on Dec 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 21 comments | 6515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students press administrators in town hall on sexual assault

Stanford University leadership faced frank questions about sexual harassment and assault at a Tuesday town hall held in response...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2019
Last comment by @Anon, on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm | 27 comments | 4870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Palo Alto, East Palo Alto students connect through music

A grant from the Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund has freed Palo Alto Music Connection volunteers to focus on their core mission:...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm | 3 comments | 3459 Views

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In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility and accuracy of online information, a new Stanford study has...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 2, 2019 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 9108 Views

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Ravenswood school board deadlocks on scope of superintendent search

With one trustee absent at last week's Ravenswood school board meeting, a debate among the four remaining members on whether...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2019
Last comment by Viali, on Nov 27, 2019 at 12:30 am | 4 comments | 2791 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Addison Elementary, students learn when foods sing

The whimsical world of Laura Wright's second-grade classroom produces a 20-minute, Thanksgiving-themed musical that arguably...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Retired , on Nov 25, 2019 at 9:18 pm | 10 comments | 4472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: A go-to resource for supporting LGBTQ youth

Outlet was awarded a $10,000 grant through the Weekly's Holiday Fund to support services for transgender youth; counseling...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by NancyK, on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 3596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Frustrated, still, by ongoing lack of progress on achievement gap, district to focus on improving middle schools

The Palo Alto school district is planning a "complete reboot" of its middle schools after years of failed efforts to systematically...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:44 am | 68 comments | 8344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lukewarm on teacher housing, school board doesn't direct staff to pursue further

Despite the rise in interest in building housing for teachers and staff in school districts across the Bay Area, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by ps, on Nov 19, 2019 at 3:10 am | 28 comments | 4545 Views
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