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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's back to school for Palo Alto's middle, high schools

Tuesday marked the first day of a new school year for thousands of middle and high school students in the Palo Alto Unified...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2019
Last comment by Downfall, on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:51 pm | 12 comments | 5350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto nonprofit seeks back-to-school donations for students in need

With the new school year fast approaching, East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program is encouraging community members to...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by Patti, on Aug 12, 2019 at 7:15 pm | 2 comments | 3031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind UC's 'admission by exception' side door: sports, money, diversity — and secrecy

While it's unclear if admissions by exception played a direct role in the college cheating scandal, it has surfaced as a...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2019
Last comment by No Smoke, on Aug 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm | 2 comments | 3150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: To create lifelong civic leaders: Lower the voting age

Vote16 Palo Alto is a youth-run organization that has proposed lowering the voting age for Palo Alto school board elections...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2019
Last comment by Influencing young minds, on Aug 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm | 47 comments | 4700 Views

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Ravenswood could embark on districtwide naming process

Community concern about losing East Palo Alto's recognition of Cesar Chavez with the phasing out of a middle school named...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2019
Last comment by The Name Game, on Aug 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm | 7 comments | 2665 Views

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'Mental health doesn't go away over the summer:' Local organizations see spike in demand for services

Local youth-counseling organizations are seeing a rise in demand during the summer, a time of the year when many teens and...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2019
Last comment by Jon Keeling, on Aug 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm | 4 comments | 4205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified teachers, senior managers to get 2% raise

The Palo Alto school board unanimously approved 2% raises for its teachers union and senior managers on Tuesday night. Read...

Original post made on May. 15, 2019
Last comment by Cover-up Culture, on Jul 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm | 9 comments | 3255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools

Some parents have been taken aback by Palo Alto Unified's decision to close enrollment for new Voluntary Transfer Program...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by What Los Altos does, on Jul 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm | 15 comments | 6602 Views

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District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools, cut busing to four elementaries

Recently announced changes to the Palo Alto school district's Voluntary Transfer Program, which allows East Palo Alto students...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2019
Last comment by member1, on Jul 21, 2019 at 10:10 pm | 89 comments | 13308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More counselors, training: Stanford takes steps to support student mental health

Stanford University recently announced efforts to better support student mental health and well-being, including more counselors,...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Ray, on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 4579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student-run podcast 'Project Oyster 'aims to share peers' hard-won pearls of wisdom about mental health

Three Gunn High School students are challenging that reality with a new podcast that features intimate interviews with classmates...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by valid, on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm | 8 comments | 4730 Views

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Midpeninsula celebrates Independence Day

Locals can explore numerous Fourth of July festivities next week, including a food-based tradition in Palo Alto, an art festival...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Xiao Ping, on Jul 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 3526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Free, reduced-price meal applications are now open for Palo Alto Unified students

The Palo Alto Unified School District is accepting free or reduced-price meals applications for the 2019-2020 school year...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 2206 Views

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Summer camp at Stanford introduces disadvantaged youth to STEM

Summer in the City, a summer camp wrapping up Friday at Stanford University, immerses Bay Area students in activities designed...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by ekuhbach, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 2483 Views

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Local board-game inventor helps Palo Alto summer-school students get in the game

The days of dreading summer school are in the past for rising fourth-graders at Ohlone Elementary School as a new program...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Thankful Community Member, on Jun 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 4248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses superintendent's plan with hope for successful rollout next year

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday Superintendent Don Austin's overarching plan to guide the district forward under...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by member1, on Jun 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm | 25 comments | 2490 Views

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Santa Clara County to open new clinic with Planned Parenthood

Santa Clara County will be teaming up with Planned Parenthood on a new clinic opening in Mountain View this year. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2019
Last comment by Please, not so fast, on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 2766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto bans new cell towers next to public schools

Bowing to concerns from a group of residents, the Palo Alto City Council agreed this week to ban the installation of wireless...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:16 am | 18 comments | 3988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto City Council approves new site for The Primary School

The East Palo Alto City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday to advance a request from The Primary School to build a new campus at...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Marc, on Jun 22, 2019 at 6:24 pm | 3 comments | 3858 Views
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