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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools superintendent: End-of-year events at the high schools? Patience, please

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin is asking for patience from parents who've been lobbying for the district to...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by ProfvilleResident, on May 8, 2021 at 11:33 pm | 17 comments | 4299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open letter to SCVAL seniors playing spring sports

Palo Alto High swimming coach Danny Dye wants to reach senior spring athletes at every Santa Clara Valley Athletic League...

Original post made on May. 6, 2021
Last comment by Karen H, on May 8, 2021 at 7:47 pm | 14 comments | 3220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified, teachers union tentatively agree on 3% annual raise

Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union have reached a tentative two-year agreement that will raise annual teacher salaries...

Original post made on May. 5, 2021
Last comment by DON AUSTIN HAS A SPINE, on May 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm | 187 comments | 4290 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Midpeninsula high schools offer pandemic-altered rites of passage for seniors

Planning for modified proms and graduation events is underway at local high schools so seniors can enjoy at least some of...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2021
Last comment by Mom of 2, on Apr 30, 2021 at 5:39 pm | 7 comments | 3797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district brings back in-person graduations

In an effort to restore some of the lost traditions of the high school experience as health restrictions loosen, the Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2021
Last comment by New in Town, on Apr 30, 2021 at 10:31 am | 21 comments | 5030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite progress on homework goals, majority of Paly students say they're still given too much

Palo Alto Unified found an unexplained disparity between Gunn and Palo Alto high school students who felt they are being...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2021
Last comment by Lillian, on Apr 30, 2021 at 8:10 am | 12 comments | 5054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After a year of 'enormous turmoil,' district and teachers union negotiate raises

After one of the most disruptive years in public education, Palo Alto Unified and its teachers union are negotiating salary...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2021
Last comment by peppered, on Apr 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm | 52 comments | 6912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State and federal funds will help local school districts with reopening costs

Schools will soon receive money to help with safety measures they're taking to reopen, along with additional academic, mental...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2021
There are no comments yet. 1897 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Netflix documentary 'Operation Varsity Blues' delves into college admissions scandal

Netflix revisits the nationwide college admissions scheme in its new, utterly fascinating, and plenty juicy white-collar...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2021
Last comment by jhskrh, on Apr 1, 2021 at 6:45 pm | 1 comment | 3504 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood prepares to reopen schools districtwide in April

The Ravenswood school board, with some reluctance from two trustees, approved a plan to reopen schools districtwide for the...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Mar 30, 2021 at 10:59 pm | 3 comments | 3434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gov. Gavin Newsom champions new school reopening deal in Palo Alto

The day after announcing legislation to incentivize school districts to resume in-person instruction, Gov. Gavin Newsom visited...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2021
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 30, 2021 at 9:03 am | 54 comments | 14976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Pinewood star a hit in NCAA women's basketball tourney

Hannah Jump led Stanford in scoring with 17 points in Sunday's 89-62 victory over Missouri State. The win puts Stanford into...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2021
There are no comments yet. 2728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barron Park, Nixon and El Carmelo elementary schools to get new principals

Three Palo Alto Unified elementary schools -- Barron Park, Nixon and El Carmelo -- will have new principals next school year,...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2021
Last comment by Local, on Mar 16, 2021 at 11:01 pm | 3 comments | 6054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are the kids alright? Teens speak out about the emotional toll of a year in isolation

Normally motivated students have become withdrawn, and parents and health experts have been increasingly concerned about...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2021
Last comment by The Real Slim K, on Mar 13, 2021 at 2:24 pm | 16 comments | 10937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State settles teens' lawsuit, allowing high school athletes to resume indoor competitions

High school athletes will soon be able to resume indoor sports competitions if their county's COVID-19 case rates are below...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2021
Last comment by Martinimaas, on Mar 8, 2021 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 3260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fundraising for sports?

Can someone tell me about the sports fundraising emails that are being sent? I heard the Athletic Director of Paly controls...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 4, 2021
There are no comments yet. 263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, front-line workers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Santa Clara County starting Feb. 28

Educators, food service workers and emergency personnel in Santa Clara County will all be eligible to receive the COVID-19...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2021
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Mar 3, 2021 at 12:08 am | 15 comments | 14372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County no longer requiring schools to wait 5 days to reopen after entering the red tier

Santa Clara County is no longer requiring schools to wait to reopen five days after the county has moved into the less restrictive...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2021
Last comment by Clarification, on Mar 1, 2021 at 7:27 pm | 13 comments | 16641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With fingers crossed, summer camps are planning to resume

Just two months into 2021, camps on the Midpeninsula are already looking to make a comeback this summer, which would include,...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2021
There are no comments yet. 3045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4615 Views
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