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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'We're doing crisis learning': Superintendent addresses hot-button closure issues during live webinar

On Monday, Superintendent Don Austin addressed the realities facing a district that has moved instruction for 12,000 students...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Silver lining, on Apr 28, 2020 at 9:57 am | 52 comments | 9116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State superintendent: Schools likely won't reopen this academic year

In a letter to county superintendents across California on Tuesday, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2020
Last comment by RalphJStinson, on Apr 28, 2020 at 1:36 am | 35 comments | 51674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Hall carries the name of Stanford's controversial founding president. A new committee will consider requests to remove it.

A Stanford University committee will consider faculty and student requests to rename Jordan Hall, named for the university's...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 24, 2020 at 12:51 am | 21 comments | 5489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Urge PA School Board to Address Feedback Regarding Grading Policies at April 21st School Board Meeting

On March 25th, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Don Austin made a decision to sign a Memorandum of Understanding...

Original post made by Steve Toteda on Apr. 18, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 20, 2020 at 9:44 pm | 9 comments | 1816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have a question or concern about school closures? Ask Palo Alto's superintendent during new live webinars

Starting this Monday, Superintendent Don Austin will start a live weekly webinar series during which he'll talk about the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2020
Last comment by Whew, on Apr 20, 2020 at 9:36 pm | 13 comments | 5872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School closures heighten low-income families' fears that their students will be left behind

For local low-income families, the coronavirus is exacerbating the economic, educational and technological inequities that...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2020
Last comment by Samuel L., on Apr 6, 2020 at 1:37 pm | 7 comments | 7335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No more A's and F's? Teachers experiment with 'standards based' grading

Reaction to the organic spread of standards-based grading that emphasizes mastery of skills over letter grades in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 37 comments | 14606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As Newsom cautions longer school closures, Palo Alto Unified passes emergency resolution in response to COVID-19 pandemic

In the wake of Gov. Gavin Newsom's comments that schools will likely remain closed for the remainder of this academic year,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 29, 2020 at 9:38 am | 36 comments | 22267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to remain closed through May 1

Hundreds of public schools in six Bay Area counties, including in Santa Clara County, will remain closed through May 1, county...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2020
Last comment by Independent, on Mar 28, 2020 at 8:02 am | 68 comments | 14634 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families want Palo Alto schools to offer Hindi as a foreign language. The school district says it's complicated.

Palo Alto Unified parents are eager to work with the school district to offer Hindi as a world language at its two high schools. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2020
Last comment by Shachi Chotia, on Mar 24, 2020 at 2:29 am | 86 comments | 12329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

March Sadness continues for collegiate athletic programs

This is not the way the Stanford women's tennis, lightweight rowing, men's golf and men's gymnastics wanted to defend their...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Confused, on Mar 20, 2020 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 3645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford creates new coronavirus test that produces fast results

Stanford Health Care has invented a new test for the COVID-19 disease and is using it to verify suspected cases of the illness...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jano, on Mar 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 16 comments | 49128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals announced for Gunn and Palo Alto high schools

A current Palo Alto High School assistant principal has been tapped to lead Gunn High School and a Santa Cruz High School...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 19, 2020 at 1:55 pm | 10 comments | 11861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have an opinion on Ravenswood school district's superintendent pick? Here's how you can make your voice heard.

The Ravenswood school district is seeking feedback to inform the hiring of its next superintendent through two meetings and...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Not Sudaria, on Mar 18, 2020 at 6:50 pm | 9 comments | 3383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Palo Alto student tests positive for coronavirus

A Fletcher Middle School student has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Palo Alto school district said on Tuesday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 69 comments | 32736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The growing coronavirus crisis demands more consistent, aggressive response

As anxiety levels rise in the region over the rapidly escalating coronavirus crisis, an alarming lack of coordinated and...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 18, 2020 at 10:36 am | 15 comments | 7594 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools are closed. That doesn't mean students in need will go hungry.

While schools are closed temporarily, students and families in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto will still have access to free...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 17, 2020 at 4:45 pm | 6 comments | 7988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'It's a question of when – not if – some California public schools will face closure.' State issues coronavirus guidance for schools, universities

California health leaders have released new guidance for school districts, colleges and universities on how to respond to...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 17, 2020 at 2:08 pm | 17 comments | 24403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At one Palo Alto school, long troubled by sexual misconduct, a new student advocacy group is born

A group of Palo Alto High students is working to educate their peers about sexual assault, consent and relationships -- education...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Mar 14, 2020 at 9:08 pm | 19 comments | 9397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district leaders: No schools will close

Palo Alto Unified School District leaders are not electing to close schools in the face of the coronavirus but instead offering...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Historian, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 234 comments | 29376 Views
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