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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
Palo Alto high schoolers report 1.5-2 hours of homework a night
Palo Alto high schoolers report spending between an hour and a half and over two hours a night on homework, depending on their grade level, according to a survey that the school district recently conducted.
[Thursday, February 24, 2022]

COVID-19 cases decline in Palo Alto schools as omicron surge subsides
The number of COVID-19 cases in the Palo Alto Unified School District continues to drop substantially as the omicron wave subsides, although infection rates are still above what was seen last semester.
[Thursday, February 17, 2022]

New Foothill-De Anza election map changes how voters pick representatives
The monthslong process to overhaul the way elections operate in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District is now complete, with the board approving a map that splits the district into five regions.
[Thursday, February 17, 2022]

Racial epithet found on El Carmelo school sign, prompting hate crime investigation
Palo Alto police are investigating the vandalism of an outdoor sign at El Carmelo Elementary School with a racial epithet over the weekend as a hate crime.
[Wednesday, January 26, 2022]

Barron Park's new principal aims to forge partnerships by making home visits to each student's family
Judy Argumedo believes school leaders need to visit students when things are positive, particularly at earlier ages.
[Friday, January 21, 2022]

Foothill-De Anza picks election map based on city boundaries
The future of elections in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District took shape Monday, when the board of trustees chose a map of election areas to move forward for a final vote next month.
[Tuesday, January 11, 2022]

Palo Alto Unified looks to parent volunteers to shore up staffing during omicron wave
Rising staff absences as the COVID-19 omicron variant surges have led the Palo Alto Unified School District to ask parents to step up and volunteer on campuses in an effort to keep schools open.
[Monday, January 10, 2022]

Palo Alto schools prepare for surge of omicron cases
On Monday, Palo Alto Unified School District teachers and students stood in line for COVID-19 tests administered at the district office and Cubberley Community Center before classes resumed this week following the holiday break.
[Monday, January 3, 2022]

The 'never-ending year': Palo Alto education leaders look back on 2021
With 2022 on the horizon, district leaders say they are looking forward to moving ahead with issues beyond the pandemic, while not forgetting what they've learned over the past two years.
[Tuesday, December 28, 2021]

Stanford moves classes online for 2 weeks in January amid fears of omicron transmission
Classes at Stanford University will move online for the first two weeks after winter break and students will be required to receive a booster shot by Jan. 31, the university announced Thursday.
[Thursday, December 16, 2021]