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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on COVID learning loss

In their own words, the four candidates seeking two open seats on the Board of Education share what impacts they believe...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2022
Last comment by Greene and Paly Parent, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 3027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where the Palo Alto school board candidates stand on diversity and inclusion

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

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Mondoman, 7 hours ago | 25 comments | 3386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In wide-ranging candidates' forum, 4 vying for school board seats tackle tough issues

Weighing in on topics ranging from homework policies to student achievement, the four candidates for the Palo Alto Unified...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2022
Last comment by Vapa , on Sep 26, 2022 at 7:38 pm | 7 comments | 2149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Sep 26, 2022 at 8:46 am | 20 comments | 3074 Views

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Paly athletics faces sanctions after student misconduct at football game

Palo Alto High School is facing various sanctions from its athletic league after a crowd of its students rushed the Gunn...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2022
Last comment by Just Another Parent, on Sep 25, 2022 at 9:33 pm | 15 comments | 5839 Views

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Candidates hope to revive plans to rebuild, enhance Cubberley

For decades, Palo Alto officials have failed to advance plans to renovate Cubberley Community Center, a community gem that...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2022
Last comment by Greene and Paly Parent, on Sep 25, 2022 at 10:04 am | 15 comments | 2620 Views

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Here's how this year's Palo Alto school board candidates want to serve you if elected

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

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2022
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 25, 2022 at 9:59 am | 26 comments | 5671 Views

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Candidates debate top issues in race for Palo Alto school board

The four candidates running for two seats on Palo Alto's school board discussed issues ranging from student achievement to...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2022
Last comment by Greene and Paly Parent, on Sep 21, 2022 at 9:57 pm | 1 comment | 2404 Views

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Palo Alto's Magical Bridge Playground temporarily closed for repairs, upgrades

The all-abilities space is undergoing renovations that will include repair work to its existing structures while ushering...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2022
Last comment by PA Community Advocate, on Sep 18, 2022 at 5:58 pm | 1 comment | 2756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For Ingrid Campos, 'traditional family values' spur bid for Palo Alto school board seat

Parent Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the school board this fall, saying she would work to build bridges between...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 16, 2022 at 1:09 pm | 34 comments | 8021 Views

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School board took just four minutes to let go of top lawyer, meeting's minutes reveal

While board members have refused to publicly discuss why they terminated the district's in-house lawyer's employment in a...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2022
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Sep 6, 2022 at 8:51 am | 6 comments | 5319 Views

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School board seeks clarity on lawyer's reporting structure after terminating prior general counsel

Board members are considering whether to retain an in-house attorney or contract with an outside firm. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2022
Last comment by Samuel L, on Aug 31, 2022 at 3:48 pm | 11 comments | 4164 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent Shana Segal announces run for Palo Alto school board

Shana Segal, a graduate of Palo Alto schools, former teacher and current Palo Alto parent, has announced plans to run for...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2022
Last comment by Facts and Figures, on Aug 23, 2022 at 11:42 am | 12 comments | 8569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to further support youth mental health services

As the new school year rolls around, county supervisors unanimously approved two ordinances on Tuesday to better improve...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2022
Last comment by KEN HOROWITZ, on Aug 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 2278 Views

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To combat teens' sleep deprivation, California schools must start their days later

In anticipation of a new state law requiring later start times, many local school districts have already made the shift....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Horst Dietrich, on Aug 16, 2022 at 2:33 pm | 28 comments | 7821 Views

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Local school districts take divergent views on the controversial zero period

Peninsula schools are taking divergent approaches to early-morning classes, with some administrators seeing the advantages...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Aug 16, 2022 at 2:39 am | 2 comments | 2216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board lets general counsel go, won't say why

The Palo Alto school district's first in-house attorney, Komey Vishakan, has been let go "without cause," the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2022
Last comment by Retired PAUSD Teacher, on Aug 15, 2022 at 2:17 pm | 31 comments | 11053 Views

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Palo Alto school board to consider divisive English Language Arts curriculum on Tuesday

On Tuesday evening, the Palo Alto school board will vote on a new English Language Arts curriculum that a number of teachers...

Original post made on May. 10, 2022
Last comment by Anony Mouse, on Jul 29, 2022 at 2:23 pm | 19 comments | 10808 Views

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Elementary students are recovering faster from COVID learning loss, research shows

Elementary students are regaining the ground they lost during the pandemic at a faster pace than older students, recent research...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2022
Last comment by Citizen, on Jul 27, 2022 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 2078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shounak Dharap seeks second term on Palo Alto Board of Education

Current Palo Alto school board member and 2008 Gunn High School graduate Shounak Dharap has announced plans to seek a second...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2022
Last comment by Forever Name, on Jul 27, 2022 at 1:17 pm | 14 comments | 4970 Views
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