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SCHOOLS & KIDS

After confusion over Adult School compensation, teachers poised to get 16% raise

The school board will vote Tuesday on a 16% raise for Palo Alto Adult School teachers who, despite the fact that they are...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2019
Last comment by Teacher, on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:57 am | 8 comments | 2596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Stanford study stresses benefits of paternity leave

Paid leave from work following the birth of a child has long centered on mothers. But new research from Stanford University...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2019
Last comment by MAGA, on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:29 pm | 3 comments | 3064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City, school district at odds on pace of redeveloping Cubberley

Tension over mismatched timelines for redeveloping Cubberley Community Center surfaced in a meeting on Wednesday morning...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on Jun 14, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 17 comments | 3697 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 Be All That You Can Be, on Jun 13, 2019 at 5:17 pm | 79 comments | 13753 Views

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Palo Alto school board to discuss next year's $256M budget

The school board will discuss on Tuesday night the ins and outs of the district's $256 million budget for next year, including...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2019
Last comment by Noequity4HUR, on Jun 13, 2019 at 9:33 am | 9 comments | 2545 Views

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Castilleja commencement emphasizes sisterhood, social responsibility

Castilleja School's Class of 2019 linked arms and held hands as they marched in unity to the front of the crowd filled with...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2019
Last comment by Sisterhood Has Its Limits, on Jun 10, 2019 at 3:47 pm | 10 comments | 4580 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 Cornelius Sends His Regards, on Jun 10, 2019 at 1:49 pm | 104 comments | 9387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Housing at Cubberley?

Just three months ago, the emerging conceptual designs for the redevelopment of the former Cubberley High School site on...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 10, 2019 at 11:35 am | 24 comments | 4716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School's student newspaper opts not to publish college map

A group of student journalists at Palo Alto High School has decided to break with a decades-long, cherished practice of publishing...

Original post made on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by kidnotatIvy, on Jun 3, 2019 at 6:33 pm | 75 comments | 16569 Views

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Charter school curbs pass Assembly, but drama foretells compromise

Legislation that would give local school districts more control over charter-school authorizations narrowly passed the California...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 2, 2019 at 11:24 pm | 12 comments | 2181 Views

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Graduation central: Class of 2019 photos, stories, video

More than a dozen Midpeninsula high schools are bidding farewell to their graduating seniors, who have or are preparing to...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by MVHS alum, on Jun 2, 2019 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 5822 Views

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Editorial: As seniors graduate, student journalists take a stand against gratuitous and unhealthy college hype

Three cheers to the five outgoing editors-in-chief of Paly student newspaper The Campanile for having the courage to stop...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Humility and Kindness, on Jun 1, 2019 at 10:46 am | 20 comments | 3988 Views

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Ravenswood appoints new principals for 2019-20 school year

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education approved new leaders for two schools on Thursday, while other principals...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by good, on May 31, 2019 at 4:29 pm | 17 comments | 4817 Views

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In Gunn graduation speeches, students drop their 'excellent facades,' urge vulnerability

Instead of typical graduation platitudes about hard work and the bright prospects of life after high school, the Gunn High...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Victims Of Circumstance, on May 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm | 6 comments | 5436 Views

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Student speakers deliver messages of triumph during Paly graduation

Palo Alto High School recognized its centennial graduating class Thursday evening, but the commencement ceremony was more...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
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School board supportive of new senior leadership contracts, pay structure

School board members said Tuesday that a proposed salary structure and pared-down contracts for top district administrators...

Original post made on May. 29, 2019
Last comment by Cover-up Culture, on May 30, 2019 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 2812 Views

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LaMere brings extensive experience to Palo Alto basketball

In hiring Jeff LaMere to replace Rodney Tention, Palo Alto has brought on another individual with extensive collegiate experience,...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by Paly Observer, on May 30, 2019 at 3:38 pm | 1 comment | 2067 Views

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The moments, songs and emojis that define the class of 2019: Seniors reflect on their high school careers

To celebrate thousands of students graduating from local high schools this week, the Weekly spoke with four graduating seniors...

Original post made on May. 30, 2019
Last comment by keithbromberg, on May 30, 2019 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 6164 Views

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Palo Alto school district wants to change the way its top administrators are paid

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday night a new salary schedule for senior district leadership that would...

Original post made on May. 28, 2019
Last comment by cmarg, on May 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm | 5 comments | 3427 Views

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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 Anon, on May 28, 2019 at 8:58 am | 17 comments | 3299 Views
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