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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah's fundraising tops $300K

Santa Clara County school board trustee Grace Mah received a staggering $243,400 in contributions, primarily from charter...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Citizen , 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 1773 Views

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Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Corrector Bot, on Oct 23, 2020 at 12:47 pm | 18 comments | 5066 Views

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Newcomer Jesse Ladomirak holds fundraising lead in school board race

Challenger Jesse Ladomirak continues to lead fundraising in the school board race, receiving about $7,700 during the most...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2020
Last comment by Want your kids back in school?, on Oct 23, 2020 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1299 Views

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Special education families want their kids in school as soon as possible. The unions don't.

Parents of students with disabilities are approaching the start of a new online school year with deep apprehension, pleading...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by Laurie, on Oct 22, 2020 at 9:39 am | 19 comments | 9729 Views

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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 Bogdan Lev, on Oct 22, 2020 at 7:47 am | 20 comments | 5933 Views

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Will charter school politics – and money – influence the local Santa Clara County school board race?

With Election Day less than three weeks away, outside money is pouring into the Santa Clara County Board of Education Area...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2020
Last comment by Citizen Insane, on Oct 21, 2020 at 11:35 pm | 30 comments | 6234 Views

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Strings that sing: Yuri Liberzon offers a guitarist's interpretation of Bach's violin sonatas

"For me, his music is everything," Mountain View classical guitarist Yuri Liberzon said of the great composer J.S. Bach. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2020
There are no comments yet. 1644 Views

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Palo Alto voters to decide on schools parcel tax

Measure O would extend a Palo Alto schools parcel tax for six years and provide about $15.6 million annually to the district. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by The Voice of Palo Alto, on Oct 19, 2020 at 11:38 am | 12 comments | 4414 Views

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Amid ongoing reopening anxieties, school district to provide COVID-19 testing for staff

Starting next week, Palo Alto school district employees will have access to free, biweekly COVID-19 testing to be provided...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2020
Last comment by district teacher, on Oct 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm | 8 comments | 4086 Views

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Watch the Ravenswood school board candidates discuss top issues

Through videos, get to know this year's candidates for the Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees and find out...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2020
Last comment by Incumbbent , on Oct 16, 2020 at 12:18 pm | 6 comments | 1884 Views

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In their own words: Where the candidates stand on the issues

The Palo Alto Weekly asked the six Board of Education candidates to share their positions on key issues facing the district,...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by Marian Sofaer, on Oct 15, 2020 at 10:10 am | 1 comment | 3110 Views

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Guest Opinion: Responsible track record deserves 'yes' on Measure O

Given Palo Alto Unified's record of spending parcel tax funds responsibly, we owe it to our students to renew this critical...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2020
Last comment by Taxpayer , on Oct 12, 2020 at 10:26 am | 7 comments | 3072 Views

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Six candidates for Board of Education vie for three open seats in unprecedented school year

Six candidates are running for three open seats on the Board of Education during a school year that looks like nothing public...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by No on O!, on Oct 9, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 7 comments | 6988 Views

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Meet the two candidates for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Read profiles of Santa Clara County Board of Education incumbent Grace Mah and challenger Melissa Baten Caswell, who are...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Yes On Melissa Baten Caswell, on Oct 9, 2020 at 11:16 am | 7 comments | 12520 Views

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Karna Nisewaner

Karna Nisewaner believes her personal and professional experiences make her a needed voice on the school board during this...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2020
Last comment by Giselle Galper, on Oct 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm | 1 comment | 2140 Views

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Six board candidates debate reopening plan, school culture, communication

The six candidates vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto school board faced off in a virtual debate Wednesday, discussing...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 6, 2020 at 6:48 pm | 14 comments | 6368 Views

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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 Dick D., on Oct 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm | 64 comments | 20770 Views

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'We're asking you to wait.' Reopening plan highlights breakdown of trust between teachers, district

Palo Alto Unified's plan to reopen elementary schools in October has sparked intense anxiety among teachers and staff members...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Papa, on Oct 4, 2020 at 11:18 am | 68 comments | 19393 Views

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School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:28 am | 184 comments | 28761 Views

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Here's how this year's Foothill-De Anza candidates plan to tackle district's fiscal, housing challenges

Four contenders who are vying for three seats on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District board of trustees respond...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2020
Last comment by Paul Brophy, on Sep 28, 2020 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 3967 Views
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