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For homeless kids, distance learning is even harder

The living situations for a small number of homeless students in Palo Alto Unified bring to light deep inequities at play...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:38 pm | 28 comments | 12351 Views


Bridging the gap: Hubs equip Ravenswood students with the support they need for distance learning

About 76 Ravenswood City School District students returned to campuses this week in new learning hubs created by the district...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
Last comment by Ardan Michael Blum, on Sep 18, 2020 at 6:01 pm | 2 comments | 4658 Views


Air hugs and weekly testing: Inside one private school's first day back at school

Wednesday was the first day of the new academic year at Synapse School in Menlo Park, one of 21 San Mateo County schools...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 9115 Views


A long way to go: Retiring Youth Community Services head assesses progress on empowering young people

As Leif Erickson retires from Youth Community Services after 21 years of service, he reflects on the changes and challenges...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3779 Views


For small groups of Palo Alto students, class is in — in person

The library was dark, the cafeteria was closed and the hallways were eerily quiet, but it was still back to school this week...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 15, 2020 at 3:00 pm | 12 comments | 7774 Views


Stanford to close off most of its campus to visitors

Stanford University will ban visitors who are not affiliated with its academic programs from entering much of its campus...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 15, 2020 at 10:50 am | 56 comments | 30568 Views


For a better educational experience, parents band together to create pandemic pods

As the new school year starts virtually, a booming number of parents are forming a separate but parallel educational experience...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2020
Last comment by energizing marketing, on Sep 11, 2020 at 1:13 pm | 6 comments | 6906 Views


Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by 10 days?!? , on Sep 10, 2020 at 9:31 am | 61 comments | 17425 Views


Guest Opinion: Early education is essential

Families are already struggling, and children are losing out on essential learning and socialization opportunities. Child...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2020
Last comment by Edna, on Sep 10, 2020 at 9:13 am | 11 comments | 4606 Views


Board set to hire East Bay schools administrator who allegedly failed to investigate hate speech, vandalism against student

Jason Krolikowski, who is set to be approved at Tuesday night's school board meeting as Palo Alto Unified's new student services...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2020
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 9, 2020 at 6:11 pm | 13 comments | 5748 Views


Satisfied by district's review of past claims, board approves hiring of new student services director

The Palo Alto school board on Tuesday approved hiring Jason Krolikowski as student services director, stating they were confident...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Samuel L, on Sep 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm | 9 comments | 4379 Views


PUBLIC AGENDA: Performance evaluations; school budget update

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Sept. 7. Read the full story here

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2020
Last comment by Kathy, on Sep 9, 2020 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 1517 Views


High heat, unhealthful air quality likely to last into the week

Record-setting heat and smoky air descended on the Bay Area on Sunday and is expected to only improve slightly over the next...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Sep 8, 2020 at 6:50 am | 3 comments | 4868 Views


San Ramon Valley High principal accepts job at Palo Alto Unified

San Ramon Valley High School principal Jason Krolikowski has announced that he will be leaving the Danville school after...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2020
Last comment by Bruce W, on Sep 7, 2020 at 3:15 pm | 8 comments | 6024 Views


East Palo Alto, Menlo Park private schools among those approved to reopen for in-person instruction

Fourteen elementary schools in San Mateo County and two schools and three public districts in Santa Clara County have been...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2020
Last comment by Paly Teacher, on Sep 2, 2020 at 11:51 pm | 6 comments | 14638 Views


State allows schools to reopen in person for small groups, prioritizing students with disabilities

Small groups of special education students could soon return to school in person under new guidance issued on Wednesday. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 2, 2020 at 5:57 pm | 7 comments | 7250 Views


Views on school reopenings: Students, parents and educators weigh in on the coming academic year

With plans constantly changing for Palo Alto Unified schools this fall, the Weekly asked Palo Altans to share their concerns,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by joshuagdoherty, on Sep 1, 2020 at 5:25 am | 67 comments | 12026 Views


Finding their voices: Six seniors on their high school passions, dreams

We interviewed six graduating seniors from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, whose varied accomplishments are well worth celebrating,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by BillyBirch, on Aug 24, 2020 at 10:25 am | 6 comments | 8230 Views


Former district principal, parent Matt Nagle is running for school board

Matt Nagle, a former Juana Briones Elementary School principal, longtime educator and district parent, is making a bid for...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 17, 2020 at 11:29 am | 15 comments | 6323 Views


Re-opening schools in October

While I support a distance-learning start to school, I hope that PAUSD and the teachers union will strongly consider opening...

Original post made by Resident11 on Aug. 15, 2020
There are no comments yet. 599 Views
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