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Destructive Innovations and PAUSD's Achievement Gap

Dear neighbors, For those who ponder why finding a math tutor has been a perennial topic on our Nextdoor, and who are...

Original post made by See-sth-say-sth on Sep. 1, 2019
Last comment by Get Smart, on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm | 27 comments | 2585 Views


Palo Alto Unified special-education director to leave

Palo Alto Unified's director of special education, Alma Ellis, is leaving for a job closer to her home, the district announced...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2019
Last comment by pa, on Sep 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm | 6 comments | 6274 Views


Disney quizzes, star-athlete interviews help young patients smile again

Opened last October, Sophie's Place Broadcast Studio host live shows for children at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford,...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2019
Last comment by Kristin Foss, on Sep 9, 2019 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 3070 Views


After trustee questions, school district decides not to renew contract with controversial law firm

When the school board replaced a controversial law firm Lozano Smith in 2017, board members expected their former attorneys...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by Toast, on Sep 6, 2019 at 6:40 pm | 41 comments | 4334 Views


Stanford announces new approach to counseling services to better serve students

As the start of the new academic year approaches, Stanford University is changing how students receive counseling services...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2876 Views


Palo Alto elementary schools begin new year by jump-starting on goals

Palo Alto Unified's 13 elementary schools returned to class on Wednesday, kicking off both new priorities and continued focus...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm | 5 comments | 5489 Views


Webcast: The state of the Ravenswood school board

Palo Alto Weekly journalists discuss tensions between Ravenswood City School District board members and the implications...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2019
Last comment by Also Concerned, on Sep 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm | 3 comments | 2607 Views


Police arrest Gunn High student who made alleged school shooting threat

Palo Alto police arrested on Thursday evening a 14-year-old Gunn High School student who allegedly threatened a school shooting...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2019
Last comment by Old News, on Aug 31, 2019 at 3:02 pm | 21 comments | 13626 Views


Under new leadership, Ravenswood to start school consolidation process

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is starting to discuss consolidating schools -- a process that's sure...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Aug 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm | 17 comments | 5511 Views


School is in session and prep football is finally at hand

After all those weeks of practice, that elusive target, once shimmering like a mirage under the hot summer sun, is finally...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 29, 2019 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 2076 Views


'I don't think there is trust on this board.' Fissures emerge between East Palo Alto school trustees during retreat

Nine months after an election created new dynamics on the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education, the new and...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by OH GOODNESS!, on Aug 29, 2019 at 11:25 am | 10 comments | 4348 Views


Paly, Gunn students join national movement to lower voting age

Students at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools are mobilizing to demand that their voices -- and their votes -- be recognized...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Great Idea, on Aug 28, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 5 comments | 3878 Views


School district raises questions about Palo Alto's intention to renew Cubberley lease

The city of Palo Alto and school district's joint effort to redevelop Cubberley Community Center has hit a bump, with questions...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 26, 2019 at 7:16 am | 23 comments | 5869 Views


Santa Clara County brings nonprofit aboard for teacher housing project in Palo Alto

A proposed affordable-housing project in Palo Alto exclusively for teachers gained momentum on Tuesday when the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 22, 2019 at 8:34 pm | 16 comments | 3644 Views


Survey: Nearly one in three Santa Clara County teens have tried vaping

While cigarette use among high school students in Santa Clara County has hit an all-time low, vaping is on the rise: Almost...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2019
Last comment by Vaper , on Aug 22, 2019 at 6:39 pm | 4 comments | 2807 Views


Online program helps East Palo Alto mayor fulfill dream of earning a bachelor's degree

East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Gauthier can officially add college graduate to her list of accomplishments after achieving her...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2019
Last comment by Online Conveniences, on Aug 22, 2019 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 3615 Views


As KIPP seeks to open new high school, school board expresses reservations

National charter school organization KIPP is seeking to expand its presence in San Mateo County with a new high school that...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by Alina Arroyo , on Aug 20, 2019 at 8:43 am | 2 comments | 7383 Views


How to stop or curb teens and technology?

Any experienced parents have ideas on how to curb technology for their teens? Teachers incorporate homework on the computers...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Aug. 18, 2019
Last comment by Just because you CAN..., on Aug 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm | 6 comments | 456 Views


Stanford student by day, viral YouTube baker by night

Rachel Fong's creations -- doughnuts that look like alpacas, color-changing noodles and cakes that resemble sushi -- have...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 15, 2019 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 2512 Views


With sexual misconduct reports going down, Palo Alto school district restructures Title IX office

The Palo Alto school district is reducing the position of Title IX coordinator to part time -- a reflection, leadership said,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Pa resident, on Aug 15, 2019 at 10:49 am | 25 comments | 3240 Views
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