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Bicycling in the dark: Local cyclists offer tips for safer riding in the evenings

With the shorter days of standard time, Palo Alto bicyclists have more obstacles to navigate, from the glare of the setting...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Dec 1, 2022 at 3:42 pm | 16 comments | 5585 Views

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Youth Community Service receives $225,000 from Santa Clara County

The Board of Supervisors recently approved $225,000 for Youth Community Service, a nonprofit that provides support services...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by SK, on Nov 30, 2022 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 1382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's official: Fletcher Middle School will adopt sustainability focus with choice component next fall

Fletcher Middle School's plan to adopt a campuswide sustainability theme next fall and allow students from throughout Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Nov 29, 2022 at 9:19 am | 7 comments | 3091 Views

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Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on student achievement

In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share ways the school...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Greene and Paly Parent, on Nov 27, 2022 at 1:28 am | 22 comments | 4066 Views

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School board reduces public comment time from three to two minutes

When members of the public want to speak at a Palo Alto school board meeting they will now have a maximum of two minutes,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by Emily H, on Nov 20, 2022 at 9:59 am | 10 comments | 2861 Views

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Palo Alto school test scores buck county and state trends

Palo Alto Unified saw its standardized test scores improve in English language arts compared to before the pandemic, while...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 7, 2022 at 7:11 am | 3 comments | 10580 Views

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Editorial: Dharap, Segal for school board

In spite of the emotions that have unexpectedly and disappointedly encircled this campaign, we find it easy to recommend...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 54 comments | 14210 Views

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How a Sunnyvale woman launched a nonprofit that's delivered 40,000 birthday cakes to underserved youth

Twelve years after a Sunnyvale woman first decided to bake a few birthday cakes for a Los Altos nonprofit serving kids in...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by dena, on Nov 2, 2022 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 2356 Views

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CDC paves way for California to require school COVID vaccines — but lawmakers have given up for now

The Centers for Disease Control decided to list COVID-19 among the vaccines it recommends for children, but each state decides...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2022
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 30, 2022 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 4164 Views

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Palo Alto school board supports shifting general counsel to part-time, outside role

The board has signaled its support for substantially changing Palo Alto Unified's general counsel role from a full-time employee...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Oct 28, 2022 at 10:08 pm | 2 comments | 2415 Views

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Sustainability for All: Fletcher Middle School proposes choice program to boost enrollment

Ellen Fletcher Middle School is looking to institute a campuswide focus on environmental sustainability and allow students...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2022 at 3:02 pm | 3 comments | 4821 Views

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School board to consider contract with outside firm for part-time attorney

The Palo Alto school board is set to discuss whether to contract with an outside law firm for its general counsel position...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2022
Last comment by Hal, on Oct 27, 2022 at 9:56 pm | 3 comments | 2590 Views

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How a Palo Alto couple is seeking to foster community through Gamelandia

When Berry Hatfield and Lisa Joyce moved to Palo Alto about a year and a half ago, they were surprised to there wasn’t...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2022
Last comment by rsmithjr, on Oct 17, 2022 at 3:14 pm | 3 comments | 7588 Views

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Ingrid Campos: Parents' rights and 'traditional' values

Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the Palo Alto school board with what she describes as a focus on parents' rights in...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Forever Name, on Oct 17, 2022 at 7:50 am | 20 comments | 4528 Views

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Sweltering days prompt school district to consider fast-tracking air conditioning installation

Palo Alto Unified is looking at options to fast-track the addition of air conditioning to elementary and middle school classrooms. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2022
Last comment by Richard Hayes, on Oct 16, 2022 at 3:33 pm | 11 comments | 3641 Views

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School matters: Four Board of Education candidates seek to refocus district priorities as pandemic wanes

Voters will get to choose next month who will fill two seats on the Palo Alto Unified School District's five-member governing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Greene Parent, on Oct 13, 2022 at 9:21 am | 6 comments | 5945 Views

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Nicole Chiu-Wang: Creating equitable opportunities

With two children starting school in Palo Alto Unified, Nicole Chiu-Wang decided to run for the school board to bring her...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by staying home, on Oct 11, 2022 at 3:38 pm | 2 comments | 526 Views

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Students' reading improves, despite pandemic hurdles

Data from this past spring's standardized tests reveal that Palo Alto public schools are making substantial progress towards...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2022
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Oct 11, 2022 at 9:34 am | 12 comments | 4009 Views

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Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on diversity and inclusion

In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share their views on how...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Lawrence Tolliver, on Oct 11, 2022 at 8:54 am | 55 comments | 7665 Views

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Shana Segal: A teacher's perspective

Palo Alto Unified alum and current district parent Shana Segal is running for a spot on the school board in hopes of bringing...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on Oct 7, 2022 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 1785 Views
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