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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board puts parcel tax on November ballot, expecting challenging path to approval

The school board decided Tuesday night to place a parcel tax renewal on the November ballot, partially out of concern that...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Accountability, on Jul 13, 2020 at 12:01 pm | 15 comments | 3729 Views

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Palo Alto native, graduate announces bid for school board

Katie Causey, a Palo Alto native, Palo Alto Unified graduate and nonprofit employee, announced on Tuesday that she's running...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 9, 2020 at 3:37 pm | 10 comments | 8852 Views

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Nonprofit Youth Community Service announces new executive director

Youth Community Service, which provides volunteer opportunities to Midpeninsula students in Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2020
Last comment by Grateful Neighbor, on Jul 7, 2020 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments | 3459 Views

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The school year starts in 49 days. Board members urge staff to prepare for 'robust' distance learning.

Board members voiced support Tuesday for preparing for the chance that secondary schools will have to practice remote learning...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2020
Last comment by JohnsBells12, on Jul 7, 2020 at 4:45 am | 123 comments | 15646 Views

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Palo Alto, Gunn high schools to postpone graduation until December

Current Palo Alto and Gunn high school seniors won't walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas until December,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Claudia_Martin, on Jul 7, 2020 at 3:56 am | 40 comments | 11224 Views

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Under Palo Alto Unified's proposed reopening plan, here's what schools will look like this fall

The school district is taking a "middle of the road" approach to reopening schools this fall, with elementary school students...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by McGillicuddy , on Jul 6, 2020 at 11:18 am | 135 comments | 24088 Views

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To grade or not to grade? For some local schools, that's been a divisive question

Up and down the Midpeninsula, while some students, parents and teachers breathed a sigh of relief that their schools would...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Essayscollector, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:19 am | 52 comments | 16888 Views

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School board to hear update on reopening plans for the fall

With the new school year less than two months away, the school district is still working through how to safely reopen its...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Noel, on Jun 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm | 20 comments | 9016 Views

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District wants to bring elementary students back for full, in-person school days

The school district is aiming to bring all elementary school students back to campuses in person this fall, though their...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Jun 17, 2020 at 4:40 pm | 71 comments | 14839 Views

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Learning loss and achievement gaps top discussion on school reopening

There is a great disparity in what districts have done to educate students since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus,...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on Jun 10, 2020 at 10:35 am | 15 comments | 3469 Views

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Palo Alto's seniors celebrate an unconventional graduation from their cars, but not without joy

On the night that would have been the class of 2020's graduation, Palo Alto's sidewalks and street corners were full of people...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by THANK YOU PALO ALTO!, on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 28 comments | 11462 Views

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The countdown to graduation

From learning from at home on Zoom to skateboarding solo down suburban streets, three high school seniors share a glimpse...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Janette Herceg, on Jun 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 2698 Views

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Parents: Fill out county survey on 2020-21 school year plans

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is asking for parents of students in the county to fill out a survey that they...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 4495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New deal may force nonprofit groups out of Cubberley

As part of the new agreement, which the Palo Alto school board approved on Tuesday night and which the City Council has yet...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 55 comments | 8263 Views

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Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation

While graduating high school seniors can't walk across the stage to receive their diplomas surrounded by friends and family...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by :/, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:57 am | 20 comments | 11393 Views

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The coronavirus forced a mass exodus from Stanford. Meet four students who stayed.

Four students who have remained at Stanford University during the shutdown share the challenges and unexpected silver linings...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Amy Baxter, on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:54 am | 5 comments | 12889 Views

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Face shields and testing: Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall

The Palo Alto school district and Palo Alto Educators Association have begun negotiating working conditions for the next...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Disappointed Parent, on May 31, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 81 comments | 27312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A/B Schedule is unfortunate

I'm an incoming senior at Gunn High School, and I'm a little disappointed about the PAUSD's draft re-opening plan. Apologies...

Original post made by Incoming Senior on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on May 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 18 comments | 1044 Views

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Budget, grades and graduation: School board to discuss coronavirus impact on district

The school board will hear updates on major issues related to the coronavirus, including budget implications for the district,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by KateKpmn, on May 29, 2020 at 3:25 am | 31 comments | 5492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Uncharted territory': How 10 local school districts are tackling the transition to distance learning

Schools are shut down for at least three weeks, likely the rest of the school year. What will distance learning look like...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Alice, on May 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 48 comments | 50010 Views
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