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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified looks to outsource distance learning for students uncomfortable returning to class

Palo Alto Unified students who don't feel comfortable returning to the classroom this fall will be allowed to learn remotely,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by BalancedParent, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 3109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Free school meals for all here to stay in California

With 1 in every 6 children facing hunger in the U.S., California is the first state to promise every public school student...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2021
Last comment by Barron Park dad, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 1157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district fires contractor after trapped ground squirrels die

Palo Alto Unified terminated its contract with a pest control company on July 14 after ground squirrels that it trapped were...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Demetrius Lanham, on Jul 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm | 20 comments | 6930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent sues Palo Alto Unified for barring student from attending class without a mask

The father of a rising senior at Palo Alto High School is suing the Palo Alto Unified School District after his son was prohibited...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by PA Streets, on Jul 21, 2021 at 12:18 pm | 44 comments | 15752 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to reorganize equity and student affairs department

To overcome the losses distance learning has caused in education, Palo Alto Unified is restructuring its equity and student...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on Jul 19, 2021 at 9:59 pm | 4 comments | 5617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified continues to serve free breakfast and lunch for all students

The school district will continue to offer free breakfast and lunch for all students for the 2021-22 academic year as part...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Jul 2, 2021 at 10:29 pm | 7 comments | 5157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As COVID restrictions lift, Palo Alto plans to reopen facilities

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread in March 2020, Palo Alto swiftly shut down most City Hall offices, suspended recreational...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2021
Last comment by Jeremy Rocha, on Jun 20, 2021 at 7:34 pm | 15 comments | 8429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Khan Lab School sets sights on Palo Alto space for K-8 students

Khan Lab School in Mountain View is looking to bring its K-8 students to Palo Alto, a proposal that will be discussed at...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2021
Last comment by William Hitchens, on Jun 14, 2021 at 5:06 pm | 6 comments | 7547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Palo Alto Unified will treat nondiscriminatory bullying remains unclear

A new policy adopted Tuesday attempts to treat all bullying complaints through one procedure, removing a two-tiered process. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2021
Last comment by Efren Delgado, on Jun 10, 2021 at 5:40 pm | 4 comments | 6055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn graduates look back at a year of resilience and crucial life lessons

Wearing masks along with their caps and gowns, the members of Gunn High's Class of 2021 reflected on the challenges and triumphs...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 5430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Overcoming the odds: Four local seniors discuss the challenges they've faced head on

Finishing high school always calls for a celebration -- but this year, graduating feels particularly momentous. Four members...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 7323 Views

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'The beginning of reconnection': Paly seniors savor last moment together in person at graduation

There was little out of the ordinary on Wednesday at Palo Alto High's graduation ceremony. Yet, no one expected that this...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2021
Last comment by Alvin, on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:57 pm | 1 comment | 4913 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district finds Latino, Black students improperly placed into special education

A disproportionate number of Latino and Black students are classified as having a learning disability and placed in special...

Original post made on May. 26, 2021
Last comment by Alvin Jackson, on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:21 pm | 34 comments | 10623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On the eve of graduation, high school seniors celebrate with a car parade

High school seniors from three Palo Alto schools took to the city's streets for a car parade ahead of graduation on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2021
Last comment by sashlund, on Jun 2, 2021 at 8:48 pm | 2 comments | 5325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

COVID-19 transformed the world of outdoor education. Here's what local leaders say has changed.

The drive to find ways to educate children outdoors during the pandemic has led to new opportunities and obstacles for providers. Read...

Original post made on May. 17, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 17, 2021 at 8:57 pm | 1 comment | 4945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Retiring teachers reflect on decades of change in their profession

Thirty Palo Alto Unified teachers -- all of whom have taught at the district between 20 to 50 years -- are closing a chapter...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by mcm, on May 17, 2021 at 2:06 pm | 10 comments | 10069 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To help students impacted by pandemic catch-up, Palo Alto Unified to expand summer learning program

The district outlined during a board meeting on Tuesday night how it will use more than $7.4 million in state grants to support...

Original post made on May. 12, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 11:25 pm | 3 comments | 5624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to offer Pfizer vaccine to eligible students

With one of three COVID-19 vaccines now available to children ages 12 and up in Santa Clara County, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on May. 14, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on May 16, 2021 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 5008 Views

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Will Palo Alto girls get the chance to defend their CCS golf title?

Palo Alto senior golfers Madison Pineda and Marina Mata could have had the rare opportunity to not only help defend the Vikings...

Original post made on May. 13, 2021
Last comment by Samuel L, on May 13, 2021 at 11:06 pm | 2 comments | 3142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open letter to SCVAL seniors playing spring sports

Palo Alto High swimming coach Danny Dye wants to reach senior spring athletes at every Santa Clara Valley Athletic League...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Staying Young Through Kids, on May 12, 2021 at 12:27 pm | 15 comments | 4476 Views
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