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Zoe Morgan

Staff Writer, Palo Alto Weekly / PaloAltoOnline.com and Mountain View Voice

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About Zoe
Zoe Morgan joined the Palo Alto Weekly and Mountain View Voice in 2021. She covers education, youth and families, with a focus on using data to tell compelling stories. She previously worked as an education reporter at the Los Altos Town Crier.

A Mountain View native, Zoe received a dual degree from American University in journalism and public affairs, with a minor in data science. After graduating, she worked at the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Oregon, covering local schools, before returning to California in 2019.
Stories by Zoe
Man arrested for allegedly assaulting bus drivers, attempting carjacking
Palo Alto police arrested a man last week after he allegedly assaulted two bus drivers, fled from officers and attempted to carjack someone stopped in traffic.
[Monday, March 13, 2023]

New report details educational disparities at Palo Alto Unified
Disparities in student achievement have long plagued school districts throughout the country, and Palo Alto Unified is no exception. A new report card showed improvement in some areas but big gaps remain across nearly all indicators.
[Friday, March 10, 2023]

Judge rules high school math policy violates state law
A judge ruled that the Palo Alto school district's method of placing students in high school math classes violates state law and ordered the district to submit a math placement policy for the court to review.
[Friday, March 3, 2023]

Winter storm brings more rain, snow, downed trees to Midpeninsula
Heavy rain and cold weather hit Palo Alto again on Thursday night, Feb. 23, impacting the region just two days after high winds knocked out power to many local residents.
[Friday, February 24, 2023]

Foothill College will soon offer 2 bachelor's degree programs
Foothill College, located in Los Altos Hills, was part of the initial pilot with a bachelor's in dental hygiene and gained approval last year to also offer a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy.
[Friday, February 24, 2023]

Power outage cancels classes at Nixon and Escondido elementary schools
Classes are canceled at Nixon and Escondido elementary schools on Wednesday because both campuses are without power.
[Wednesday, February 22, 2023]

Unfit to teach? Teacher accused of rape had a checkered history in schools
Palo Alto Unified administrators knew of physical education teacher Peter Colombo's criminal history more than a decade ago and yet kept him in the district's employ, according to documents obtained by the Palo Alto Weekly.
[Friday, February 17, 2023]

Palo Alto school board takes heat over special education consolidation plans
Tuesday's Palo Alto school board meeting got heated as parents voiced their anger over plans to eliminate programs for students with moderate to severe disabilities at two elementary schools.
[Wednesday, February 15, 2023]

Parents object to plans to relocate special education students, calling out lack of transparency
Parents are upset and looking for answers after Palo Alto Unified announced that classes serving students with moderate to severe disabilities at two elementary schools will be closed and relocated.
[Friday, February 10, 2023]

Former Palo Alto school board member Melissa Baten Caswell dies
Melissa Baten Caswell, a former Palo Alto Unified School District board member and longtime community volunteer, died on Monday from pancreatic cancer. She was 58.
[Tuesday, February 7, 2023]