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'This is not saying we're anti-charter.' Ravenswood school board backs state charter bills

The Ravenswood City school board unanimously approved Thursday night a charter school moratorium that throws their support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Citizen, on May 28, 2019 at 7:27 am | 12 comments | 2787 Views

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Palo Alto school district to fill leadership vacancies

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new chief business official, two new principals and created a new position focused...

Original post made on May. 25, 2019
Last comment by Jim H, on May 27, 2019 at 10:42 am | 8 comments | 4396 Views

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Palo Alto Unified relented after standoff with Stanford

When Palo Alto Unified trustees saw the first draft of an agreement with Stanford related to the university's planned growth,...

Original post made on May. 24, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on May 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm | 26 comments | 6210 Views

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Editorial: The 'me too' raise is back

Labor negotiations with public employee unions remain one of the most opaque and intentionally hidden government processes...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2019
Last comment by Ben the plumber, on May 24, 2019 at 4:42 pm | 25 comments | 6525 Views

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As statewide tensions continue, East Palo Alto school district eyes charter school moratorium

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Education could become the latest public agency to lend its voice to the divisive...

Original post made on May. 23, 2019
Last comment by Stand and Deliver, on May 23, 2019 at 11:43 pm | 5 comments | 2282 Views

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With Stanford offer on hold, school board members voice disappointment — and one goes on the offensive

Three Palo Alto school board members voted on Tuesday night to suspend consideration of a tentative agreement with Stanford...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Tessa, on May 22, 2019 at 9:51 am | 81 comments | 7927 Views

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Parenting for success

Esther Wojcicki, Palo Alto High School's award-winning journalism teacher who founded the Paly Media Arts program and gained...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:26 pm | 9 comments | 1392 Views

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Paly teacher whose instructional manual changed classroom culture releases a new 'how to' book for parents

Esther Wojcicki, whose instructional manual changed classroom culture worldwide, has released a new book that shares the...

Original post made on May. 19, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on May 19, 2019 at 3:24 pm | 4 comments | 2925 Views

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Editorial: After campaigning for transparency, school board members revert to the habits they criticized in predecessors

It is deeply disappointing to learn that the board, Superintendent Don Austin and Stanford University worked in concert to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by nope, on May 18, 2019 at 7:21 am | 43 comments | 7091 Views

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Three Palo Alto Unified schools to get new principals

Several Palo Alto Unified schools will have new principals this fall: JLS Middle School and Duveneck and Palo Verde elementary...

Original post made on May. 7, 2019
Last comment by member1, on May 16, 2019 at 6:58 pm | 11 comments | 6975 Views

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Ravenswood board approves contract for interim superintendent

Gina Sudaria will stay on as the Ravenswood City School District's interim superintendent through next year or until a new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor on Wisteria, on May 16, 2019 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 2247 Views

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Raises for teachers, managers to come before school board Tuesday

The Palo Alto school board will vote on two major agreements on Tuesday night that, if approved, will give 2% raises to both...

Original post made on May. 13, 2019
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on May 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm | 21 comments | 3133 Views

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Stanford withdraws $138M school mitigation agreement, for now

Stanford University informed the Palo Alto school district Friday that it wished to suspend further action on a tentative...

Original post made on May. 11, 2019
Last comment by JR, on May 15, 2019 at 7:27 am | 27 comments | 7335 Views

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Spurred by loss, Palo Alto teacher organizes suicide awareness walk

Jaclyn Petty, a fourth grade teacher in Palo Alto whose brother died by suicide in 2016, is organizing the Peninsula's first-ever...

Original post made on May. 10, 2019
Last comment by anonymouse, on May 10, 2019 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 4812 Views

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After getting a new heart, 16-year-old is giving back — with a heart-healthy cookbook

On Tuesday, 16-year-old Justin Wang brought hope in the form of a healthy cookbook to patients and friends at the Ronald...

Original post made on May. 5, 2019
Last comment by Ying Wang, on May 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm | 3 comments | 3385 Views

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Ravenswood enrollment decline worse than predicted

An enrollment consultant is projecting that the Ravenswood City School District will lose 27 percent of its 2,400 students...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Tod ford, on May 3, 2019 at 11:41 pm | 13 comments | 6555 Views

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High school district sues charter school organization for $4 million

The Sequoia Union High School District is suing a national charter school organization for the return of a $4 million loan,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2019
Last comment by Share Please, on May 2, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3053 Views

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District, teachers union reach tentative agreement on 2% raise

The Palo Alto Unified School District and its teachers union have reached a tentative three-year labor agreement that would...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2019
Last comment by Ben, on Apr 30, 2019 at 11:14 am | 22 comments | 4802 Views

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Mom creates TeenJobFind app for teens seeking work

Palo Alto mother of three Janet Shah hopes to create a sense of community through TeenJobFind, an app that allows Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2019
Last comment by From What I've Seen, on Apr 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm | 10 comments | 5237 Views

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Superintendent reorganizes special-education department

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin announced at Tuesday's school board meeting that special education will now be...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2019
Last comment by Board watcher, on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:03 pm | 19 comments | 6676 Views
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