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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mayor alleges 'culture of corruption' at Ravenswood school district

The mayor of East Palo Alto blasted Ravenswood City School District leadership in two separate letters Friday and Saturday...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2018
Last comment by Hmmm, 7 hours ago | 36 comments | 6630 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly removes James Franco artwork following sex-misconduct allegations

Palo Alto High School has painted over a mural and plans to remove other campus artwork by alumnus and actor James Franco...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 11 hours ago | 88 comments | 5547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: School district to host experts on sexual violence, health

The Palo Alto school district is bringing two speakers to discuss with students, staff and community members issues from...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2018
Last comment by chuldren, 13 hours ago | 12 comments | 1739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family sues school district for potato-gun injuries

The parents of a Palo Alto Unified School District student who faces long-term eye damage from an injury sustained during...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by Parent , on Feb 21, 2018 at 7:38 am | 35 comments | 5139 Views

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School board to discuss superintendent-search feedback

Through feedback that school leadership, staff, teachers, parents, students and others provided to a consulting firm in January,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2018
Last comment by PTA Member, on Feb 20, 2018 at 9:27 pm | 4 comments | 1672 Views

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County seeks rescue plan for preschool services

The fate of the Ravenswood City School District's state-funded preschool program hangs in the balance as the district negotiates...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2018
Last comment by Ruben’s right!, on Feb 18, 2018 at 1:42 pm | 6 comments | 2844 Views

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Former Palo Alto teacher convicted of child sex abuse

After deliberating for about two days, a jury found former Palo Alto elementary school teacher Michael Airo guilty on Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by CGMomof4, on Feb 17, 2018 at 5:13 pm | 15 comments | 6269 Views

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Teachers union agrees to reallocate bonus to schools

The Palo Alto school district and teachers union have tentatively agreed that if the union foregoes a 2 percent one-time...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2018
Last comment by Forest, on Feb 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm | 14 comments | 2552 Views

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Can we ditch tenure?

I read some years ago that a school district fired everyone one, then hired back without the Teachers Union. Reaching tenure...

Original post made by Tired of Tenure on Feb. 11, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 16, 2018 at 1:45 pm | 34 comments | 769 Views

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A turbulent year in education

As the Palo Alto school district enters 2018, it's still in transition, working to move the needle on critical issues and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Pa online priorities, on Feb 16, 2018 at 6:43 am | 2 comments | 2745 Views

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Amid criticism, Ravenswood school board approves budget cuts

After a tense, chaotic and at-times hostile meeting on Thursday night, the Ravenswood City School District Board of Education...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by XYZ, on Feb 10, 2018 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments | 4841 Views

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'Youth of the Year' finalists score a gift from Kevin Durant

Four teens who vied for the Youth of the Year award organized by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula received an unexpected...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by Melo, on Feb 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 6464 Views

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Ravenswood eyes staffing cuts to address budget shortfall

Some Ravenswood City School District administrators and classified staff could see their jobs cut under a proposed plan the...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2018
Last comment by Fernando, on Feb 8, 2018 at 3:54 pm | 9 comments | 2887 Views

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Trial begins for former teacher charged with child sex abuse

Lawyers gave opening statements Thursday in the trial of Michael Airo, 36, a former teacher at Ohlone Elementary School who...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2018
Last comment by Family in Law, on Feb 8, 2018 at 9:50 am | 1 comment | 3478 Views

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative gives $1.5M to Ravenswood school district

The organization for the philanthropic efforts of pediatrician Priscilla Chan and her husband, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg,...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2018
Last comment by To Mark Zuckerberg, and his wife, on Feb 8, 2018 at 12:40 am | 3 comments | 2811 Views

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School foundation blasted for donor banners

After pressure from parents and the resignations of at least three of its own representatives, Palo Alto schools foundation...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2018
Last comment by momoftwo, on Feb 4, 2018 at 7:47 am | 96 comments | 9205 Views

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Missing the Forest for the Trees?

I appreciate that this issue has become another tempest in the teapot that is Palo Alto, but it is worth remembering that...

Original post made by Deborah Sivas on Feb. 3, 2018
Last comment by Parent , on Feb 4, 2018 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 198 Views

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Editorial: Caution on teacher housing

The value of teachers living within the community may very well be worth making it the priority for the use of this county...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by eileen , on Jan 31, 2018 at 10:39 pm | 30 comments | 4162 Views

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School board seeks new school, more campus housing in Stanford growth plan

The Palo Alto school board will vote Tuesday on a set of requests for Stanford University to consider in its updated general...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2018
Last comment by District Land Usage, on Jan 30, 2018 at 10:40 pm | 14 comments | 3479 Views

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Webcast: Ravenswood's budget crisis

The drivers behind a multi-million dollar budget shortfall in the the Ravenswood City School District are analyzed by Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2018
Last comment by grandparent, on Jan 29, 2018 at 10:40 pm | 4 comments | 2081 Views
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