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Holiday Fund: Palo Alto, East Palo Alto students connect through music

A grant from the Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund has freed Palo Alto Music Connection volunteers to focus on their core mission:...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 7, 2019 at 2:29 pm | 3 comments | 2835 Views

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In the age of 'fake news,' Stanford study finds high schoolers unskilled at assessing online information

Many high school students are unable to assess the credibility and accuracy of online information, a new Stanford study has...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 2, 2019 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 6889 Views

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Ravenswood school board deadlocks on scope of superintendent search

With one trustee absent at last week's Ravenswood school board meeting, a debate among the four remaining members on whether...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2019
Last comment by Viali, on Nov 27, 2019 at 12:30 am | 4 comments | 2354 Views

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At Addison Elementary, students learn when foods sing

The whimsical world of Laura Wright's second-grade classroom produces a 20-minute, Thanksgiving-themed musical that arguably...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Retired , on Nov 25, 2019 at 9:18 pm | 10 comments | 3713 Views

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Holiday Fund: A go-to resource for supporting LGBTQ youth

Outlet was awarded a $10,000 grant through the Weekly's Holiday Fund to support services for transgender youth; counseling...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by NancyK, on Nov 22, 2019 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 2779 Views

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Frustrated, still, by ongoing lack of progress on achievement gap, district to focus on improving middle schools

The Palo Alto school district is planning a "complete reboot" of its middle schools after years of failed efforts to systematically...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2019
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 22, 2019 at 8:44 am | 68 comments | 6855 Views

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Lukewarm on teacher housing, school board doesn't direct staff to pursue further

Despite the rise in interest in building housing for teachers and staff in school districts across the Bay Area, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by ps, on Nov 19, 2019 at 3:10 am | 28 comments | 3846 Views

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Ravenswood community weighs pace, transition of closing two elementary schools

Parents and others who have attended public meetings on consolidating schools in the Ravenswood City School District appear...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by Not Selling, on Nov 7, 2019 at 8:51 pm | 6 comments | 2639 Views

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California just pushed back school start times — you weren't dreaming. Now what?

Of the dozens of education bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law this year, few will have a more practical impact...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2019
Last comment by radar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 11:18 am | 38 comments | 9212 Views

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Gunn powers its way to another SCVAL El Camino football win

Gunn’s power running game pounded another opponent Friday, piling up 395 yards on 39 carries in a 44-6 Santa Clara Valley...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm | 4 comments | 1936 Views

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Paly Egg Wars - Again

It seems that once again Paly egg wars caused a big mess in many local parks and nearby streets. Did PAPD catch any of...

Original post made by Former Parent on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by Relaxed, on Nov 1, 2019 at 11:22 pm | 23 comments | 1113 Views

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Late score has Gunn girls into SCVAL water polo finals

Cooper McKenna scored four goals, including the game winner with less than 20 secinds to play, and the Gunn girls water polo...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sunita V, on Nov 1, 2019 at 12:57 pm | 1 comment | 1374 Views

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Editorial: School pay increases come with small step toward transparency

When school employee unions and districts quickly arrive at agreements over compensation and benefits during contract negotiations,...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2019
Last comment by Cover up culture, on Oct 27, 2019 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 2381 Views

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Menlo Park woman sentenced to three weeks in prison for role in college admissions scam

A 50-year-old entrepreneur from Menlo Park who fraudulently claimed her son was black or Latino on college applications was...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2019
Last comment by Kristin, on Oct 25, 2019 at 12:17 am | 13 comments | 4260 Views

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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 | 9720 Views

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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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'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 | 3384 Views

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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 | 8679 Views

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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 | 1801 Views

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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 | 3675 Views
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