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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school shakeup: Paly's Adam Paulson to resign, Gunn's Kathie Laurence to leave for district job

Both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools will lose their principals at the end of the school year, the district announced on...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2020
Last comment by Anonymous1, on Jan 28, 2020 at 2:15 pm | 58 comments | 18224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's on again: Paly and Gunn will meet in a football game

Palo Alto and Gunn will meet in a non-league football game Sept. 4 at Gunn, the first time the two have played since 2012....

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 28, 2020 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 2142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to reflect on its own function, effectiveness

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday to reflect on its own performance and discuss how they can make...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2020
Last comment by Independent, on Jan 23, 2020 at 4:36 pm | 6 comments | 2182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'They gave us our child back.' How nonpublic schools serve the education system's neediest students

Twenty nonpublic schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties serve some of the education system's most vulnerable students...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Pauline Navarro, on Jan 23, 2020 at 6:49 am | 27 comments | 14218 Views

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Santa Clara County explores universal basic income for former foster youth

Santa Clara County Supervisors are looking into providing a universal basic income for young adults aging out of the county's...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2019
Last comment by the comic at the cocktail party, on Jan 19, 2020 at 11:47 am | 6 comments | 5344 Views

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Palo Alto district staff work to bring back some special-ed students

To address a rise in outside placements for students with special needs, the school district is creating new programs within...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Still hurting, on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:33 pm | 4 comments | 3324 Views

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School district sees overall improvement but also concerning performance by specific groups, state data show

The Palo Alto school board will review on Tuesday the district's performance on the California School Dashboard, a state...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by local parent, on Jan 15, 2020 at 9:53 am | 5 comments | 2970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board votes to close Willow Oaks and Brentwood elementary schools

After a lengthy debate, the Ravenswood school board voted to move Willow Oaks Elementary students to Belle Haven Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mutti, on Jan 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 4865 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish and French programs at Paly!

Why are they such a disaster? Mandarin and Japanese teachers are teaching well but the Spanish and French teachers are not...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous1, on Jan 7, 2020 at 11:06 am | 25 comments | 1333 Views

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Holiday Fund: Fit Kids Foundation levels the playing field through fitness programs

Fit Kids Foundation is helping children become energetic, confident, outdoors-loving enthusiasts with assistance from a $5,000...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2020
There are no comments yet. 3067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Redesign of middle school math elicits both enthusiasm and criticism

Palo Alto Board of Education members and some parents were largely enthused about district leadership's plan to overhaul...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 62 comments | 10692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'A silent reckoning': Stanford research illustrates mental health cost of school shootings for youth survivors

New Stanford University-led research has documented a "silent" cost of gun violence at American schools: a significant increase...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2019
Last comment by Safety First, on Dec 26, 2019 at 7:53 pm | 3 comments | 3993 Views

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With school closures looming, Ravenswood district to hold series of public meetings

With declining enrollment putting increasing pressure on the Ravenswood City School District's budget, school officials are...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2019
Last comment by Onitis, on Dec 26, 2019 at 5:07 am | 8 comments | 4259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Concerned about school safety? Join this new Palo Alto Unified advisory group

Palo Alto Unified is looking for teachers, students and parents to join its School Safety Advisory Group, a new group formed...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 21, 2019 at 11:21 am | 11 comments | 4479 Views

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What Does Stanford Have to Do With the Dismal PISA Results?

The latest PISA results are just out: US students’ average math score ranks 37th and below the OECD average. Not long ago,...

Original post made by See Sth Say Sth on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, on Dec 21, 2019 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 2379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: A summer camp where time-honored traditions meet fresh ideas

Hidden's Villa summer camp, one of the nonprofit's most cherished traditions, welcomed 215 children to participate in the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In response to declining test scores, superintendent directs focus on middle school academics, particularly in math

Superintendent Don Austin has asked administrators and principals to evaluate academic policies and practices at district...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2019
Last comment by Pangloss, on Dec 17, 2019 at 10:22 pm | 45 comments | 7745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Podcast: Fixing commissions; Middle school math

Weekly journalists discuss Palo Alto's effort to reform its commission system and a proposal to dramatically shift how math...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2019
Last comment by PAer, on Dec 16, 2019 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 3161 Views

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Holiday Fund: Through the art of debate, students find their voice

Some debate programs revolve around the goal of winning tournaments, but for Silicon Valley Urban Debate League, it's all...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2019
There are no comments yet. 2690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ready to fund more services for students with dyslexia

For the first time, the Palo Alto school district has concrete data on how many of its youngest students are at risk for...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by ChildFind, on Dec 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm | 21 comments | 6288 Views
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