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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 | 11803 Views


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 | 3860 Views


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 | 11658 Views


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 | 49758 Views


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 | 8949 Views


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 | 16452 Views


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. 991 Views


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 | 28572 Views


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 | 7592 Views


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 | 4505 Views


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 | 3877 Views


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 | 6114 Views


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. 4964 Views


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 | 6857 Views


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 | 9327 Views


Board gives green light to open middle, high schools in January despite opposition

Stark division over reopening schools spilled over again into Tuesday's Board of Education meeting, when board members voted...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2020
Last comment by Helen Does, on Nov 18, 2020 at 12:27 pm | 74 comments | 16457 Views


DiBrienza, Ladomirak, Collins lead school board race

With 57% of ballots counted, incumbent Jennifer DiBrienza is leading the school board race with 25% of the vote, followed...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Nov 16, 2020 at 9:42 pm | 5 comments | 7777 Views


Assigned seats, no lockers among plans for reopening Palo Alto Unified's middle, high schools

With the school board's approval, expected on Tuesday night, middle and high school students at Palo Alto Unified will be...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Teacher , on Nov 14, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 10144 Views


District administrator Karen Hendricks to leave for Southern California superintendency

Deputy Superintendent Karen Hendricks, who temporarily led Palo Alto Unified after the resignation of former Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2020
Last comment by Thank you for your service, Karen., on Nov 9, 2020 at 10:49 am | 1 comment | 6097 Views


PAUSD Board wants to extend Don Austin’s contract to June 2024

In looking at board documents on the reopening plan, I noticed this item in the consent calendar for the upcoming meeting...

Original post made by Puzzled Parent on Nov. 7, 2020
Last comment by BP Kay, on Nov 8, 2020 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1766 Views
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