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New East Palo Alto City Council member calls for more diverse leadership in Sequoia district

East Palo Alto City Council member Antonio Lopez is asking Sequoia Union High School District to improve its relationship...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2021
Last comment by Optimist Pessimist Realist , on Feb 20, 2021 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 5727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto middle, high schoolers will be able to Zoom from classrooms in person

Palo Alto middle and high schoolers who want to will be able to return to their campuses as soon as March, Superintendent...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2021
Last comment by Hal, on Feb 19, 2021 at 11:04 am | 79 comments | 24145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'No other choice': Families leave Palo Alto for schools, states and countries where classrooms are open

An educational exodus in Palo Alto reflects a deep frustration among families over stalled reopening decisions, patchy online...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2021
Last comment by Christine C, on Feb 10, 2021 at 11:36 am | 55 comments | 42547 Views

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Palo Alto Unified to reopen for sixth grade students next month

The Palo Alto school district is moving forward with a plan to allow sixth graders to return to in-person learning in the...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2021
Last comment by Educator, on Feb 7, 2021 at 9:20 pm | 18 comments | 10588 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: Study session on teacher housing proposal; school reopening plan discussion

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Feb. 8. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/02/05/public-agenda-study-session-on-teacher-ho...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Feb 6, 2021 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 3210 Views

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In alignment with teachers, district does not recommend livestreaming for middle, high schools

Palo Alto Unified is not recommending the middle and high schools reopen with livestreaming in January, which would allow...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2020
Last comment by Tim12, on Jan 19, 2021 at 1:46 am | 52 comments | 11693 Views

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Newsom's school reopening plan puts tight deadlines on districts, legislature

Schools would have to offer in-person learning for primary students starting Feb. 16 in order to get the full funds under...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2021
Last comment by JulieW, on Jan 18, 2021 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 3781 Views

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Paly, Gunn student athletes can again train outdoors in person starting next week

Palo Alto and Gunn high school student athletes will be able to again train in person outdoors in stable cohorts starting...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Jan 15, 2021 at 11:14 am | 9 comments | 11558 Views

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Newsom announces $450-per-student incentive to reopen schools

After painting a dark forecast for the pandemic earlier this week, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday offered parents and students...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2021
Last comment by EYC, on Jan 5, 2021 at 11:48 am | 6 comments | 49580 Views

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Under new plan, high schoolers could return to campuses for small group activities in January

With Santa Clara County in the state's purple tier, Palo Alto Unified can no longer fully open its middle and high schools...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 4, 2021 at 10:46 pm | 37 comments | 8868 Views

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Editorial: DiBrienza, Collins, Ladomirak for school board

Out of a strong field, we recommend Jennifer DiBrienza, Todd Collins and Jesse Ladomirak for the Palo Alto school board. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by parent, on Dec 30, 2020 at 9:54 am | 24 comments | 16302 Views

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JLS's Abhivir Iyer wins 2nd place in the National History Bee

Abhivir Arvind Iyer, a JLS 8th grader, has won 2nd place in the prestigious National History Bee tournament in the middle...

Original post made by member on Dec. 28, 2020
There are no comments yet. 952 Views

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School board approves reopening plan over teacher, parent concerns

Despite mounting concerns from some teachers and parents about the safety of returning to schools in person, the school board...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2020
Last comment by JohnsBells12, on Dec 27, 2020 at 2:14 am | 64 comments | 28345 Views

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High schoolers passionate about local journalism team up to start regional, independent publication

Meet the editors and reporters of the Midpeninsula Post, a group of passionate student journalists who want to bring regional,...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2020
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 26, 2020 at 11:09 pm | 5 comments | 7458 Views

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Holiday Fund: Despite limitations, DreamCatchers continue to prepare students for high school

DreamCatchers helps low-income Palo Alto middle schoolers get ready to succeed in high school through one-on-one tutoring...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2020
Last comment by Jim P, on Dec 18, 2020 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 4422 Views

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Legislators increase pressure to open schools as most stay closed this fall

A group of state Assembly members has co-authored a bill that would require schools to at least partially physically reopen...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Dec 13, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 4 comments | 3815 Views

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Former school board candidate Mele Latu to fill Ravenswood trustee vacancy

Mele Latu, who made an unsuccessful bid for the Ravenswood school district board in the November election, will be provisionally...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
Last comment by frustrated mom, on Dec 5, 2020 at 8:23 pm | 5 comments | 6006 Views

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Holiday Fund: Making child care work during a pandemic

The pandemic-forced shutdown has in many ways upended how Palo Alto Community Child Care functions, both on the front end...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2020
There are no comments yet. 4889 Views

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Catching students who are falling through the cracks

A community hub created through a partnership between the 49ers Academy and Ravenswood City School District provides a safe,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2020
Last comment by mp007, on Nov 24, 2020 at 11:57 am | 3 comments | 6724 Views

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Mah, Baten Caswell in tight contest for Santa Clara County school board seat

The race for the Area 1 seat on the Santa Clara County school board is showing a razor-thin lead by incumbent Grace Mah over...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2020
Last comment by Unions Serve Teachers Not Students, on Nov 20, 2020 at 2:12 pm | 10 comments | 9275 Views
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