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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Firing of Paly water polo coach prompts team protest

The sudden termination of Palo Alto High's varsity girls water polo coach has sparked questions and criticism from some players...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2019
Last comment by local , on Oct 24, 2019 at 9:27 pm | 8 comments | 9303 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

teens vaping

More and more teens are vaping. When teens vape, many problems can occur. Something needs to be done to prove to minors that...

Original post made by jhon clark on Oct. 23, 2019
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Historic' timing: School district reaches tentative agreements on raises months earlier than usual

The Palo Alto school district has reached tentative agreements on raises for its teachers and classified employee unions,...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2019
Last comment by Sally, on Oct 22, 2019 at 5:37 pm | 14 comments | 3251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district: No more international field trips for elementary students

Palo Alto Unified will no longer allow school-sponsored international field trips for elementary school students, leading...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm | 80 comments | 8346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Defense chips in for Gunn SCVAL El Camino Division victory

In a high school football game with 88 points scored and nearly 900 yards of offense, it was two defensive plays that were...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by Steve, on Oct 20, 2019 at 12:31 am | 3 comments | 1682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Stanford's commitment to Palo Alto schools must be honored

The next Stanford University general use permit, adding hundreds of new students to our schools, will impact the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2019
Last comment by Blarryg, on Oct 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 8 comments | 3379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook donates $25 million for Palo Alto teacher housing project

A plan to build housing in Palo Alto for regional teachers and school staff has received a major boost: a $25 million donation...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Scott, on Oct 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm | 17 comments | 6381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Gunn boys soccer coach believes in letting kids play

Vava Marques, the first-year boys soccer coach at Gunn, won't do any fitness training early. He'll encourage everybody, at...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Let 'em play!, on Oct 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 1573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PSAT at Paly; Why not day off for other students?

My son attended Paly on PSAT day (for Juniors) because the schedule for the other grade levels was 12:30-3:35, 55 minute...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 17, 2019
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Ravenswood's going in the right direction

While there may be tensions at the Ravenswood school district's Board of Trustees, it is important for the entire community...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Concerned Community Member, on Oct 15, 2019 at 6:36 am | 5 comments | 2827 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where have all the first-graders gone?

Our first-graders are missing! Throughout the Bay Area, and especially on the Peninsula, enrollment of first-graders has...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2019
Last comment by Word gets around...., on Oct 12, 2019 at 8:15 pm | 96 comments | 13110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In 'historic' settlement, Stanford agrees to revise leave of absence policies for students in mental health crisis

Stanford University has agreed to a "groundbreaking" settlement with a group of students who sought through a class action...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 8, 2019 at 7:13 am | 2 comments | 7382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Commission calls on Palo Alto to stop 'terrible phenomenon' of vaping among youth

Palo Alto Human Relations commissioners are urging the city to control vaping among teens, just as the California Department...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 5, 2019 at 7:53 am | 45 comments | 4491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The cost of cellphones: Teachers, students, parents debate banning phones from classrooms

While there is no concrete proposal for a cellphone ban in the Palo Alto school district, there is both opposition and appetite...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2019
Last comment by Member, on Oct 5, 2019 at 3:43 am | 30 comments | 10136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district settles Gunn High sexual harassment case for $150K

Palo Alto Unified will pay $150,000 to a female Gunn High School student who the district determined was sexually harassed...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2019
Last comment by Missing details, on Sep 27, 2019 at 10:24 am | 5 comments | 4185 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State will likely cite Palo Alto Unified for too many students of color in special education

Palo Alto Unified will likely be cited by the state this year for having a significantly disproportionate number of Latino...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Inside Observer, on Sep 26, 2019 at 9:01 pm | 99 comments | 11540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board tables proposal to change two-meeting rule

It appeared that there was majority support on the school board to change its two-meeting approval requirement to the exception...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Classaction, on Sep 24, 2019 at 10:35 pm | 12 comments | 3236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top-ranked but 'viscerally' disappointing: New book details one family's challenges in Palo Alto schools

Teru Clavel, a mother with a masters degree in comparative international education, has sharp criticism for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Back to basic, on Sep 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 87 comments | 19130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Five things to know now about California's new vaccine law

California has a new vaccination law on the books. It cracks down on inappropriate use of medical exemptions that allow kids...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2019
Last comment by Rev. Beecham, on Sep 18, 2019 at 6:28 pm | 6 comments | 2664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should the school board's two-meeting policy be the exception rather than the rule?

The Palo Alto Unified Board of Education's two-meeting rule is treasured by many community members for ensuring transparency....

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Samuel L., on Sep 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm | 15 comments | 2563 Views
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