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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.

Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Come on!, 35 minutes ago | 14 comments | 4488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Here's how the Stanford Graduate School of Business plans to address racial inequity 'within our own corridors'

Spurred by the Black Lives Matter protests and an acknowledgment that there is racial inequity "within our own corridors,"...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Jennifer, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 1551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the seven candidates vying for two seats on the Ravenswood school board

Seven candidates have pulled papers, to date, in the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education race, including one...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by mutti, on Aug 11, 2020 at 7:44 pm | 5 comments | 2706 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With new, virtual school year around the corner, school board to discuss special education

The Palo Alto school board will discuss on Tuesday special education services, supports for struggling students and other...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 11, 2020 at 1:54 pm | 4 comments | 2799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district and union reach tentative agreement on distance learning, reopening conditions

After months of negotiations over working conditions for the new school year, which starts remotely on Aug. 17, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by @The Voice of Palo Alto, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:53 am | 26 comments | 6238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools seek waiver so kids can return to campus

More than 80 local schools have contacted the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Operations about filing a waiver to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2020
Last comment by Howmanybikesdoesittake?, on Aug 8, 2020 at 11:01 am | 59 comments | 14467 Views

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Longtime school board member to seek seat on county Board of Education

After 13 years as a Palo Alto Board of Education member, Melissa Baten Caswell won't run for reelection in November. She's...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 7, 2020 at 6:06 pm | 15 comments | 5037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit in need of back-to-school supplies for distance learning

As schools go back into session through distance learning, families will have to create a proper learning environment for...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Susan Schofield, on Aug 6, 2020 at 3:20 pm | 1 comment | 1812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former venture capital CEO sentenced in college admissions scam

Manuel Henriquez, the former CEO of a Palo Alto-based venture capital firm, was sentenced Wednesday to six months in prison...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2020
Last comment by Collegekiddaddy, on Aug 5, 2020 at 10:50 pm | 5 comments | 5345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How will PAUSD high schools prevent cheating this fall?

I'm curious how PAUSD is planning on enforcing its honor code on tests during remote learning. Even if all tests are open-book,...

Original post made by Curious Parent on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Student, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 635 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified middle, high schoolers to get later school start times

When Palo Alto Unified middle and high schoolers log on for distance learning in the new academic year, they won't have to...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2020
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 4, 2020 at 6:04 pm | 50 comments | 11846 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen starts music organization for COVID-19 relief

A Palo Alto high school student has developed a new, and melodic, way for parents to keep fidgety and stir-crazy kids occupied...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 4, 2020 at 12:19 am | 1 comment | 5830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding their voices: Six seniors on their high school passions, dreams

We interviewed six graduating seniors from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, whose varied accomplishments are well worth celebrating,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Only here for MW, on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 6898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Views on school reopenings: Students, parents and educators weigh in on the coming academic year

With plans constantly changing for Palo Alto Unified schools this fall, the Weekly asked Palo Altans to share their concerns,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto , on Jul 31, 2020 at 12:14 pm | 66 comments | 8488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 7557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom: Schools in watch-list counties cannot reopen in person

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in counties on the state's coronavirus watch list -- including currently, Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Truth Shall Set You Free, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 209 comments | 19288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'It is not safe to return to the classroom.' Teachers union lobbies for full distance learning

After two months of negotiations, the Palo Alto Unified teachers union is urging the district against reopening schools this...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Sherry.., on Jul 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 213 comments | 24532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What does special education look like during a pandemic?

As debate continues to rage about how and when to safely reopen schools, students with disabilities in Palo Alto are heading...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jul 22, 2020 at 3:22 pm | 16 comments | 15841 Views

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Citing spike in coronavirus cases, Ravenswood to start school year with full distance learning

The Ravenswood City school board backed on Thursday a plan to open schools in August remotely, with the hopes of shifting...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Be Models, Wear Mask , on Jul 17, 2020 at 12:45 pm | 2 comments | 4230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Covid-19 ready, on Jul 15, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 183 comments | 26770 Views
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