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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn graduates look back at a year of resilience and crucial life lessons

Wearing masks along with their caps and gowns, the members of Gunn High's Class of 2021 reflected on the challenges and triumphs...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Overcoming the odds: Four local seniors discuss the challenges they've faced head on

Finishing high school always calls for a celebration -- but this year, graduating feels particularly momentous. Four members...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'The beginning of reconnection': Paly seniors savor last moment together in person at graduation

There was little out of the ordinary on Wednesday at Palo Alto High's graduation ceremony. Yet, no one expected that this...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 5209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district finds Latino, Black students improperly placed into special education

A disproportionate number of Latino and Black students are classified as having a learning disability and placed in special...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by Alvin Jackson, on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:21 pm | 34 comments | 11076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the eve of graduation, high school seniors celebrate with a car parade

High school seniors from three Palo Alto schools took to the city's streets for a car parade ahead of graduation on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by sashlund, on Jun 2, 2021 at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | 5504 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID-19 transformed the world of outdoor education. Here's what local leaders say has changed.

The drive to find ways to educate children outdoors during the pandemic has led to new opportunities and obstacles for providers. Read...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 17, 2021 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 5348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Retiring teachers reflect on decades of change in their profession

Thirty Palo Alto Unified teachers -- all of whom have taught at the district between 20 to 50 years -- are closing a chapter...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by mcm, on May 17, 2021 at 2:06 pm | 10 comments | 10592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To help students impacted by pandemic catch-up, Palo Alto Unified to expand summer learning program

The district outlined during a board meeting on Tuesday night how it will use more than $7.4 million in state grants to support...

Original post made on May. 12, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm | 3 comments | 5879 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to offer Pfizer vaccine to eligible students

With one of three COVID-19 vaccines now available to children ages 12 and up in Santa Clara County, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 5237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will Palo Alto girls get the chance to defend their CCS golf title?

Palo Alto senior golfers Madison Pineda and Marina Mata could have had the rare opportunity to not only help defend the Vikings...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Samuel L, on May 13, 2021 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 3338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open letter to SCVAL seniors playing spring sports

Palo Alto High swimming coach Danny Dye wants to reach senior spring athletes at every Santa Clara Valley Athletic League...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on May 12, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 15 comments | 4620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools superintendent: End-of-year events at the high schools? Patience, please

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin is asking for patience from parents who've been lobbying for the district to...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on May 8, 2021 at 11:33 pm | 17 comments | 5037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified, teachers union tentatively agree on 3% annual raise

Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union have reached a tentative two-year agreement that will raise annual teacher salaries...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by DON AUSTIN HAS A SPINE, on May 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm | 187 comments | 6140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Midpeninsula high schools offer pandemic-altered rites of passage for seniors

Planning for modified proms and graduation events is underway at local high schools so seniors can enjoy at least some of...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Mom of 2, on Apr 30, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 4743 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district brings back in-person graduations

In an effort to restore some of the lost traditions of the high school experience as health restrictions loosen, the Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by New in Town, on Apr 30, 2021 at 10:31 am | 21 comments | 6482 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After a year of 'enormous turmoil,' district and teachers union negotiate raises

After one of the most disruptive years in public education, Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union are negotiating salary...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2021
Last comment by peppered, on Apr 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 52 comments | 8067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite progress on homework goals, majority of Paly students say they're still given too much

Palo Alto Unified found an unexplained disparity between Gunn and Palo Alto high school students who felt they are being...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by chini, on Apr 26, 2021 at 12:52 pm | 11 comments | 6297 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State and federal funds will help local school districts with reopening costs

Schools will soon receive money to help with safety measures they're taking to reopen, along with additional academic, mental...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2612 Views

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Netflix documentary 'Operation Varsity Blues' delves into college admissions scandal

Netflix revisits the nationwide college admissions scheme in its new, utterly fascinating, and plenty juicy white-collar...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2021
Last comment by jhskrh, on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 4103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood prepares to reopen schools districtwide in April

The Ravenswood school board, with some reluctance from two trustees, approved a plan to reopen schools districtwide for the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Mar 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm | 3 comments | 4025 Views
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