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Opinion: Lessons parents should learn from the college-admissions scandal

Last week's college-admissions scandal can teach parents one of two lessons: create your own broad definition of success...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2019
Last comment by pearl, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 1779 Views


Parents, students rally to demand support from Stanford

With Stanford University and Palo Alto Unified School District preparing to launch negotiations, dozens of parents, teachers...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by JR, 11 hours ago | 6 comments | 3219 Views


Opinion: Making the college-admissions system more equitable

The recent college-admissions bribery scandal has generated outrage at the obvious unfairness that underlies Rick Singer's...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by pearl, 22 hours ago | 23 comments | 3151 Views


Ex-global equity firm exec, a grad of Gunn High, implicated in admissions scam

A former Palo Alto resident and Gunn High School graduate is among the 50 people indicted in a fraud scheme that involved...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 23 hours ago | 12 comments | 5967 Views


County calls on Stanford to ramp up faculty housing

Stanford University may need to quadruple the number of housing units it has to produce for its employees under its ambitious...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by PA Grandma, on Mar 18, 2019 at 3:04 pm | 18 comments | 3729 Views


Pressure over college admissions 'out of control'

A multimillion-dollar college admissions bribery scandal that involved both Palo Alto area parents and hundreds of thousands...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 18, 2019 at 11:49 am | 35 comments | 7085 Views


Stanford students file class action lawsuit in admissions scandal

Two current Stanford University students have filed a class action lawsuit in response to a nationwide college admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by TAG, on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:27 pm | 45 comments | 6952 Views


New school business official advises 'judicious' spending approach

At a budget study session last week, Palo Alto Unified's new Chief Business Official Jim Novak provided a clear breakdown...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 15, 2019 at 8:14 pm | 12 comments | 2108 Views


School board to discuss superintendent's long-term plan

The Palo Alto school board will on Tuesday continue to review Superintendent Don Austin's proposed three-year plan for the...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by Greene and Paly parent, on Mar 15, 2019 at 5:41 pm | 16 comments | 2386 Views


Ravenswood, KIPP consider keeping charter at current site

The Ravenswood City School District and KIPP Valiant Community Prep have agreed to examine a new proposal for how to accommodate...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2019
Last comment by One of the Bad Apples Out, on Mar 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm | 1 comment | 1639 Views


Feds: Parents paid tens of thousands to game the admissions system

The 204-page federal complaint filed by the United States Attorney’s Office on March 12 in the case of a nationwide college-admissions...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 15, 2019 at 6:17 am | 70 comments | 14433 Views


Local boys soccer club wins 3 of 4 at Las Vegas Showcase

The Palo Alto 02B U-17 boys soccer team won three of its four matches at the Las Vegas Player Showcase to finish in a tie...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2019
Last comment by Dan, on Mar 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 1002 Views


School district, Stanford restart talks on GUP

After months of stalled talks and disagreement over how Stanford University's planned expansion will impact the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2019
Last comment by Dishonest, on Mar 13, 2019 at 7:09 pm | 9 comments | 2041 Views


Community Notebook: Town Hall on Thursday on Stanford's expansion plan

The latest on Stanford University's proposed expansion plans will be the subject of a Town Hall meeting this Thursday at...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by III, on Mar 13, 2019 at 9:10 am | 3 comments | 3011 Views


East Palo Alto community debates KIPP expansion

A neighborhood school could close to make room for a growing charter school in East Palo Alto, and now Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2019
Last comment by Molly, on Mar 12, 2019 at 7:04 pm | 4 comments | 3551 Views


Local gymnasts help Twisters Xcel Platinum set team record

The Twisters Gymnastics Xcel Platinum team, which includes girls from Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos, set a team record...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2019
Last comment by Karen H, on Mar 11, 2019 at 6:27 pm | 3 comments | 1323 Views


A school where care is primary

At a glance, The Primary School looks like any other elementary school: reading corners in classrooms, drawings tacked to...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2019
Last comment by Pricila for ALL Ravenswood Students, on Mar 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 8 comments | 10229 Views


Menlo Park mayor suggests Sequoia Union absorb Ravenswood school district

The mayor of Menlo Park has floated an idea with major implications for the Ravenswood City School District: that the Sequoia...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2019
Last comment by State Take Over, not a Bad Idea, on Mar 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm | 23 comments | 3318 Views


Ravenswood superintendent placed on paid leave

Gloria Hernandez-Goff, the superintendent of the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto, was suddenly placed on...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2019
Last comment by Change has come , on Mar 10, 2019 at 2:13 pm | 19 comments | 7573 Views


Stanford renames buildings after two alumnae: first woman in space, renowned psychologist

Two Stanford University buildings that have for years carried the name of Father Junipero Serra will be renamed to honor...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2019
Last comment by Tomato Or Tomahto?, on Mar 7, 2019 at 1:45 pm | 68 comments | 5692 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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