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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: District leaders failed to follow law, procedures in sexual assault case

A highly critical report released Wednesday afternoon details how Palo Alto High School and district administrators repeatedly...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim H, 13 hours ago | 47 comments | 7317 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Still looking for change

Gunn High School alumna Chloe Sorensen got involved in mental health work in her freshman year, but even she didn't practice...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Homeschooler, 13 hours ago | 58 comments | 15910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

A Paly junior hopes a new club she founded will not only provide a way for conservative students to meet but also spur awareness...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by History Buff, 14 hours ago | 35 comments | 4995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority supports elementary improvements, but others have questions

Larger multipurpose rooms, modernized classrooms and improved seismic safety are among the updates that elementary school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm | 36 comments | 3309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Being conservative in a sea of liberals

When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 14, 2017 at 1:31 am | 5 comments | 307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix PAUSD, part II: Hold PAEA accountable

Fix PAUSD: Do not renew McGee's contract was mostly achieved since I wrote about it three months ago: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2017/06/12/fix-pausd-do-not-renew-mcgees-...

Original post made by Fix PAUSD on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Oct 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm | 12 comments | 821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local sports practices canceled as dense smoke lingers

With thick smoke from the North Bay fires blanketing the Midpeninsula Wednesday, Palo Alto city and school groups are canceling...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:42 pm | 2 comments | 2742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey of alumni reveals surprises

This past year, Gunn High School junior Meghna Singh pursued an independent research project through the district's Advanced...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by steve, on Oct 11, 2017 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 1370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss budget for leadership transition

With an interim superintendent taking over after Max McGee's sudden resignation last month, the school board will discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto Parent, on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:15 am | 11 comments | 3300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Thursday that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Oct 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 3 comments | 1873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Benefit concert for Neighbors Abroad

Lily Liu, a senior at Gunn High school, has organized a concert to benefit Neighbors Abroad, the official sister city organization...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Oct 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm | 2 comments | 798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Attorney: Under union contracts, district could have re-opened negotiations

A labor lawyer said Thursday that the school district could have pushed back against the classified employees' and teachers'...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by You can blame the union, on Oct 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm | 15 comments | 3306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

HR head named interim superintendent

The Palo Alto school district's new assistant superintendent of human resources, Karen Hendricks, will lead the district...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by No, on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 29 comments | 5570 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Next steps for school district

"Organizational systems are key to the functioning of the organization. They often are fairly invisible and hard to see....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by Resignations, on Oct 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm | 14 comments | 3115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Max McGee resigns

After weeks of upheaval over senior school leadership’s handling of two controversies -- a missed deadline that will cost...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Cari V., on Sep 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm | 101 comments | 18570 Views

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Plan to replace Junior Museum and Zoo scores victory

An effort to demolish and replace beloved Junior Museum and Zoo on Middlefield Road overcame its biggest obstacle Thursday,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 29, 2017 at 8:53 am | 11 comments | 4212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district eyes resolution agreement for website-accessibility complaint

School district staff are asking the board to enter into a voluntary resolution agreement with a federal agency in response...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Kylie Krauzen, on Sep 29, 2017 at 7:55 am | 2 comments | 2365 Views

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School board approves budget revisions

The school board approved on Tuesday a set of revisions for this year's budget to mitigate up to $6 million in unbudgeted...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by Skeptical, on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on revised budget

School district staff are asking the Board of Education to vote on a series of changes for the 2017-18 budget in the wake...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by You have failed our kids, on Sep 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm | 5 comments | 1743 Views

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Double happiness

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Original post made on Jul. 17, 2007
Last comment by PA mama, on Sep 26, 2017 at 5:59 pm | 7 comments | 5261 Views
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