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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Understanding the debate behind California's new math framework

In the push to help more students thrive in STEM, California is working to change the way its schools teach math. But the...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 24, 2021 at 10:28 am | 3 comments | 3650 Views

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Pandemic-induced enrollment plunge persists for second year at local public schools

Enrollment is down, but not as significantly as during the 2020-21 school year, data shows. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2021/11/19/pandemic-induced...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2021
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 23, 2021 at 9:36 am | 8 comments | 4483 Views

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Gunn students file claims over violent and racist bullying

A group of six Gunn High boys have faced violent bullying and harassment, including racial slurs, that administrators didn't...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2021
Last comment by staying home, on Nov 17, 2021 at 10:37 am | 54 comments | 19847 Views

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Palo Alto Unified maps out short- and long-term plans for Cubberley

After years of uncertainty and community brainstorming, the Palo Alto Unified School District is closing in on a plan for...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Nov 8, 2021 at 6:19 am | 12 comments | 14735 Views

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Parents express displeasure with plans to relocate Palo Verde to Cubberley during construction, but board moves forward

Plans to temporarily move Palo Verde and Hoover elementary schools to Cubberley Community Center and the adjacent Greendell...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Nov 6, 2021 at 11:53 am | 13 comments | 7105 Views

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School mask requirements likely to remain in place into 2022, state public health officials say

State public health officials said Wednesday that indoor mask requirements in schools are likely to remain in place into...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2021
Last comment by SamuelL., on Nov 3, 2021 at 5:44 am | 7 comments | 3594 Views

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A helping hand for youth, by youth

When Emily Yao joined Youth Connect, she thought it would be a good way to complete the community service hours required...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2021
Last comment by MA midtown, on Oct 31, 2021 at 9:33 pm | 5 comments | 5890 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pandemic induces staff shortages at local schools

Midpeninsula school districts are having trouble finding people to fill a variety of positions, including substitute teachers,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Oct 15, 2021 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 6794 Views

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To help young athletes, focus on process, not performance, sports psychologist says

The mother of an 8-year-old who is convinced her daughter isn't "playing to her potential" in soccer. A kid who worries that...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
Last comment by Calvin Samuels, on Oct 9, 2021 at 8:54 am | 2 comments | 5488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State's vax mandate for students garners local support

Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement last week that COVID-19 vaccines will be required for students ages 12 and up has been met...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2021
There are no comments yet. 4733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students return to campus for new school year

Students at Palo Alto Unified School District's five middle and high schools started a new year on Wednesday, the first relatively...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2021
Last comment by Gustavo Woltmann, on Sep 13, 2021 at 11:32 pm | 7 comments | 6823 Views

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Shooting threat reported at Gunn High; police deem it a likely hoax

Palo Alto police officers responded to a report of a shooting threat at Gunn High School this afternoon that turned out to...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2021
Last comment by , on Sep 11, 2021 at 8:51 am | 1 comment | 6246 Views

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As school boards resume in-person meetings, will the public still get to comment from home?

During the pandemic, local residents got used to offering their comments at virtual school board meetings by Zoom or phone....

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2021
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Sep 8, 2021 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 5318 Views

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Parent sues Palo Alto Unified for barring student from attending class without a mask

The father of a rising senior at Palo Alto High School is suing the Palo Alto Unified School District after his son was prohibited...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2021
Last comment by Howmanybikesdoesittake?, on Sep 3, 2021 at 3:23 am | 47 comments | 18957 Views

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PAUSD COVID Cases nearly double past week

According to the somewhat buried COVID dashboard for PAUSD, student COVID cases have gone from 6 cases, two weeks ago, to...

Original post made by Samuel+L on Sep. 2, 2021
There are no comments yet. 256 Views

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Stanford bans student from campus for racist, sexist social media posts

Stanford University has banned a student from campus after he made racist and sexist social media posts on Sunday and Monday,...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2021
Last comment by TimR, on Sep 1, 2021 at 8:31 pm | 11 comments | 11762 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Masks to be required outdoors at Palo Alto's K-8 public schools

Palo Alto elementary and middle schoolers are going to once again have to wear face coverings at recess and lunch, under...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2021
Last comment by John B. Sails, on Aug 28, 2021 at 11:15 am | 36 comments | 18694 Views

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Eager for your child to be vaccinated? Help is on the way ... despite some bumps in the road

Reporter Angela Swartz's year-old son won a spot in Pfizer's landmark pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial at Stanford University...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2021
Last comment by Ari Fleischman, on Aug 28, 2021 at 10:00 am | 5 comments | 14843 Views

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Students, school staff test positive for COVID-19 as school year begins

Local school districts are reporting a handful of student and staff COVID cases now that school is back in session. The complex...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2021
Last comment by Barron Parker Too, on Aug 23, 2021 at 11:30 am | 4 comments | 15595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified to reorganize equity and student affairs department

To overcome the losses distance learning has caused in education, Palo Alto Unified is restructuring its equity and student...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2021
Last comment by eileen , on Aug 17, 2021 at 10:32 am | 6 comments | 6642 Views
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