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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 | 3724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 8223 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 | 22696 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 | 34180 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 | 6066 Views

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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 | 8313 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 | 7076 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 | 7911 Views

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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 | 14132 Views

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Bridging the gap: Hubs equip Ravenswood students with the support they need for distance learning

About 76 Ravenswood City School District students returned to campuses this week in new learning hubs created by the district...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Sep 18, 2020 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments | 6280 Views

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Air hugs and weekly testing: Inside one private school's first day back at school

Wednesday was the first day of the new academic year at Synapse School in Menlo Park, one of 21 San Mateo County schools...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 10970 Views

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A long way to go: Retiring Youth Community Services head assesses progress on empowering young people

As Leif Erickson retires from Youth Community Services after 21 years of service, he reflects on the changes and challenges...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4759 Views

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For small groups of Palo Alto students, class is in — in person

The library was dark, the cafeteria was closed and the hallways were eerily quiet, but it was still back to school this week...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 12 comments | 9231 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford to close off most of its campus to visitors

Stanford University will ban visitors who are not affiliated with its academic programs from entering much of its campus...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:50 am | 56 comments | 33760 Views

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For a better educational experience, parents band together to create pandemic pods

As the new school year starts virtually, a booming number of parents are forming a separate but parallel educational experience...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by energizing marketing, on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 6 comments | 7872 Views

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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 10 days?!? , on Sep 10, 2020 at 9:31 am | 61 comments | 19700 Views

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Guest Opinion: Early education is essential

Families are already struggling, and children are losing out on essential learning and socialization opportunities. Child...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Edna, on Sep 10, 2020 at 9:13 am | 11 comments | 5692 Views

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Board set to hire East Bay schools administrator who allegedly failed to investigate hate speech, vandalism against student

Jason Krolikowski, who is set to be approved at Tuesday night's school board meeting as Palo Alto Unified's new student services...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 9, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 13 comments | 7476 Views

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Satisfied by district's review of past claims, board approves hiring of new student services director

The Palo Alto school board on Tuesday approved hiring Jason Krolikowski as student services director, stating they were confident...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Samuel L, on Sep 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 9 comments | 5238 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Performance evaluations; school budget update

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 7. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2020/09/04/public-agenda-performance-evaluations-sc...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 9, 2020 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 1909 Views
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