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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Cultivating a love of swimming

When a local high school swimmer couldn't pay her school's $1,500 per trimester team membership, Beyond Barriers Athletic...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2023
Last comment by JustAnotherDay, 21 hours ago | 2 comments | 2716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board leaves math-acceleration decision to staff

The Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education declined to decide on a flexible student mathematics-acceleration...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Nov 22, 2023 at 4:47 pm | 21 comments | 7212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: The little studio that could

East Palo Alto's first and only school of dance combines music and dance in a way that not only exposes children and families...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2023
Last comment by Virginia Smedberg, on Nov 21, 2023 at 1:48 am | 1 comment | 2622 Views

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Sharing pearls of wisdom in a pressure-cooker world

Academic adviser Ana Homayoun's new book "Erasing the Finish Line" is a countercultural dose of advice on how parents and...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on Nov 14, 2023 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 3805 Views

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Nazi swastikas or anime? Symbols found at Woodside High School prompt investigation

Two symbols that appeared to be swastikas were found on the Woodside High School campus on Wednesday, Nov. 1, prompting an...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Nov 8, 2023 at 7:47 am | 1 comment | 3116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eliminating Educational Opportunity is Not “Equitable”

I am a “brown” immigrant who spent the first few years of my life in this country in a crowded, low-income studio apartment...

Original post made by Ram Duriseti on Nov. 2, 2023
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Nov 6, 2023 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Promised dog parks: 6 years and counting

In 2017 the Palo Alto Parks and Recreation Commission published a Master Plan that included their vision for off-leash dog...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2023
Last comment by 4good, on Oct 20, 2023 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified School District sees $5 million windfall, balances budget

PAUSD staff told the board during its regular meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 10, that property tax revenues have increased by...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2023
Last comment by Down the yellow brick road, on Oct 12, 2023 at 4:40 pm | 7 comments | 5714 Views

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Palo Alto school district sued for negligence over kindergartener's broken leg

The guardian of a kindergartener who was seriously injured after an older child jumped from the top of a slide and landed...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 11, 2023 at 3:10 pm | 35 comments | 17078 Views

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Parents call on city, schools to better protect bicycling, scootering students

When Melissa Oliviera's son, Gibson, was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Stanford Avenue and Escondido Street...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2023
Last comment by EADGBE, on Oct 9, 2023 at 11:49 am | 17 comments | 4704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students don't like it, but high school district says de-tracking freshman classes is working

Eliminating honors classes in ninth grade isn't hurting high achievers, and it may be helping other students to succeed at...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2023
Last comment by S. Underwood, on Oct 7, 2023 at 9:31 pm | 8 comments | 5639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

4th largest powerball jackpot helps raise nearly $54M for California schools

The jackpot, which has been growing for over two months, now stands at an estimated $785 million for Monday night's draw....

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2023
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 27, 2023 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 2808 Views

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Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors looks to pitch in another $10M for all-inclusive playgrounds

Looking to replicate the success of the past, Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors is considering setting aside $10...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2023
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 21, 2023 at 1:15 pm | 1 comment | 2934 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified prepares to make ethnic studies a graduation requirement

The Palo Alto Unified School District is moving to adopt an ethnic studies graduation requirement starting with the Class...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2023
Last comment by Mondoman, on Sep 21, 2023 at 11:08 am | 21 comments | 9400 Views

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The learning recovery that wasn't: Missed opportunities and the ongoing cost of COVID

The second yearly report by a national education research organization examining the impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 education...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2023
Last comment by NTB2, on Sep 20, 2023 at 6:27 pm | 3 comments | 3202 Views

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Several elementary students sick after eating spoiled school lunch

The Santa Clara County health department is investigating how lunches containing spoiled ingredients came to be served in...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2023
Last comment by Ramona Fernando, on Aug 23, 2023 at 10:20 am | 18 comments | 11478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Unified under investigation by federal civil rights office

Palo Alto Unified's decision to move two classrooms of students with moderate-to-severe disabilities to other school campuses...

Original post made on May. 30, 2023
Last comment by Little Notice, on Aug 18, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 12 comments | 11286 Views

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Critics pan state's justification for threatening Stanford University professor over breach of data contract

In its first public statement, the California Department of Education defended its right to pursue a breach of a data partnership...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 14, 2023 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 4172 Views

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New classrooms and programs greet Palo Alto students this week

Palo Alto Unified School District students returning to school on Aug. 9 and 10 are being greeted by new facilities and class...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2023
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 9, 2023 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 6771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Police: Drivers should use caution as school starts later this week

The Palo Alto Police Department is urging drivers to practice greater awareness and caution during morning and afternoon...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2023
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Aug 8, 2023 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 3851 Views
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