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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Dear Clarity, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 1624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does PAUSD find all sports-achievement-related absence requests "unexcused?"

As I have a kid whose school (Ohlone) excused one son for the same reason that my other kid's Jordan Middle school said "unexcused"...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by The Real Slim K, 13 hours ago | 20 comments | 375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

This month marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 2364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks public input on next superintendent

Members of the public who want to weigh in on desired characteristics of the Palo Alto school district's next superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by StClaire Guy, on Jan 16, 2018 at 11:57 am | 8 comments | 2445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen pursues the writing life

While Keshav Dhir's young classmates were fantasizing about growing up to become astronauts and basketball players, he was...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2018
Last comment by Cindy Costell, on Jan 8, 2018 at 2:36 pm | 2 comments | 3779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District hires full-time Title IX coordinator

Megan Farrell, a consultant with experience in law, higher education and federal anti-discrimination law Title IX, will now...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 8, 2018 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 1974 Views

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District log reveals reports, complaints of discrimination

As of Dec. 1, the Palo Alto school district has logged nearly 100 reports related to sexual and racial misconduct, harassment...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 6, 2018 at 1:14 am | 14 comments | 4352 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Giving youth a voice

In slam poetry, the hands speak as much as the mouth. As Crystal Trevillion stood in front of a crowd of students and families...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
There are no comments yet. 1382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cars hit bicycling children in separate incidents

Four children riding their bicycles were struck by cars in two separate collisions roughly a mile away from each other in...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:16 pm | 87 comments | 8831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home schooling grows up

For many Palo Alto families who opt to home-school their children, the term is a misnomer for what their children's education...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Jan 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm | 74 comments | 27687 Views

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School district to launch lecture series on race, equity

As part of its ongoing efforts to close the achievement gap, the Palo Alto school district is hosting a UCLA expert on race...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 3, 2018 at 8:25 am | 31 comments | 3156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spare the air on New Year's Day

Bay Area residents are being asked to start the new year by sparing the air, as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by parent, on Jan 1, 2018 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members weigh in on school issues that saw the most, least progress in 2017

The Weekly asked each member of the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education which issues the district made the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Tde, on Dec 30, 2017 at 7:08 pm | 4 comments | 1881 Views

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A turbulent year in education

As the Palo Alto school district enters 2018, it's still in transition, working to move the needle on critical issues and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2385 Views

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School board urges specific goals, accountability in equity plan

The Palo Alto school board and community members were largely supportive of a new two-year equity plan aimed at closing the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Breitbart West Coast edition, on Dec 22, 2017 at 9:01 am | 9 comments | 2546 Views

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Reclaiming their city one brush stroke at a time

Colorful murals, conceived and painted by youth artists, blanket East Palo Alto's parks, public buildings and schools through...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by BP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 52 comments | 6577 Views

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Webcast: Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard

Chris Corrao, a city of Palo Alto senior transportation planner, explains the reasons behind street modifications on Ross...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by StarSpring, on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm | 36 comments | 3794 Views

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New system tracks sexual misconduct, discrimination

As the school district's interim Title IX coordinator exits his role, John DiPaolo says the district has made progress on...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2017
Last comment by Need some genuine leadership, on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:05 am | 18 comments | 3435 Views

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Board to add advisory group to superintendent search

Palo Alto Unified's search for a new superintendent will be slightly different this time around, with the added involvement...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Dec 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 4 comments | 668 Views
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