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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board approves 29-units of subsidized staff housing

Years in the making, Palo Alto Unified's school board formally approved plans to participate in a subsidized teacher and...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2023
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 24, 2023 at 5:29 pm | 12 comments | 4228 Views

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Five Palo Alto elementary schools earn California's 'Distinguished School' award

Ohlone, Juana Briones, Lucille M. Nixon, El Carmelo and Palo Verde elementary schools were among 356 schools that were honored...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2023
Last comment by casey, on Jan 15, 2023 at 10:44 am | 10 comments | 8123 Views

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Years in the making, Gunn High unveils new marquee

When Gunn High School debuted a new marquee at the front of the Palo Alto campus this week, it marked the successful resolution...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2023
Last comment by BP Parent, on Jan 15, 2023 at 12:34 am | 3 comments | 4996 Views

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Bomb threat found in bathroom at JLS Middle School

Palo Alto police are investigating a bomb threat written in a bathroom stall at Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School on Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2023
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Jan 12, 2023 at 12:00 pm | 7 comments | 17942 Views

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Holiday Fund: Nonprofit empowers parents to be their kids' first teachers

Learning Home Volunteers teaches low-income families how to use everyday activities to prepare for kindergarten. With help...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2023
There are no comments yet. 4020 Views

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Why California is among last states not screening children for dyslexia

California's efforts to help children with dyslexia come amid a national push to change how reading is being taught to all...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jan 5, 2023 at 8:42 pm | 6 comments | 5464 Views

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Study shows lower lifetime earning for pandemic-era students

Students nationwide face lower earnings over their lifetime because of a loss of education during the pandemic, a Stanford...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Jan 5, 2023 at 9:13 am | 2 comments | 4082 Views

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Holiday Fund: 'Bee Brave' program teaches kids to manage fear

This year, Sager Family Farm brought bees and their lessons of nature to 432 students at four different schools -- the first...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2022
There are no comments yet. 4199 Views

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Holiday Fund: Inspiring and connecting kids by making the arts accessible

Launched in 2021 with a grant from the Weekly's Holiday Fund, the Pacific Art League's Free Expressive Art Open Studio Sessions...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2022
There are no comments yet. 3414 Views

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It's official: Fletcher Middle School will adopt sustainability focus with choice component next fall

Fletcher Middle School's plan to adopt a campuswide sustainability theme next fall and allow students from throughout Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Dec 8, 2022 at 8:36 pm | 11 comments | 4230 Views

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Bicycling in the dark: Local cyclists offer tips for safer riding in the evenings

With the shorter days of standard time, Palo Alto bicyclists have more obstacles to navigate, from the glare of the setting...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2022
Last comment by Consider Your Options. , on Dec 1, 2022 at 3:42 pm | 16 comments | 6239 Views

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Youth Community Service receives $225,000 from Santa Clara County

The Board of Supervisors recently approved $225,000 for Youth Community Service, a nonprofit that provides support services...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2022
Last comment by SK, on Nov 30, 2022 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2053 Views

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Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on student achievement

In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education share ways the school...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Greene and Paly Parent, on Nov 27, 2022 at 1:28 am | 22 comments | 4269 Views

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School board reduces public comment time from three to two minutes

When members of the public want to speak at a Palo Alto school board meeting they will now have a maximum of two minutes,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2022
Last comment by Emily H, on Nov 20, 2022 at 9:59 am | 10 comments | 3474 Views

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Palo Alto school test scores buck county and state trends

Palo Alto Unified saw its standardized test scores improve in English language arts compared to before the pandemic, while...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 7, 2022 at 7:11 am | 3 comments | 10941 Views

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Editorial: Dharap, Segal for school board

In spite of the emotions that have unexpectedly and disappointedly encircled this campaign, we find it easy to recommend...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2022
Last comment by Native to the BAY, on Nov 5, 2022 at 11:13 am | 54 comments | 15240 Views

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How a Sunnyvale woman launched a nonprofit that's delivered 40,000 birthday cakes to underserved youth

Twelve years after a Sunnyvale woman first decided to bake a few birthday cakes for a Los Altos nonprofit serving kids in...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2022
Last comment by dena, on Nov 2, 2022 at 8:08 am | 1 comment | 2594 Views

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CDC paves way for California to require school COVID vaccines — but lawmakers have given up for now

The Centers for Disease Control decided to list COVID-19 among the vaccines it recommends for children, but each state decides...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2022
Last comment by Jerry, on Oct 30, 2022 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 4374 Views

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Palo Alto school board supports shifting general counsel to part-time, outside role

The board has signaled its support for substantially changing Palo Alto Unified's general counsel role from a full-time employee...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Oct 28, 2022 at 10:08 pm | 2 comments | 2704 Views

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Sustainability for All: Fletcher Middle School proposes choice program to boost enrollment

Ellen Fletcher Middle School is looking to institute a campuswide focus on environmental sustainability and allow students...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2022
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2022 at 3:02 pm | 3 comments | 5228 Views
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