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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools

Some parents have been taken aback by Palo Alto Unified's decision to close enrollment for new Voluntary Transfer Program...

Original post made on May. 3, 2019
Last comment by New To PA, 10 hours ago | 12 comments | 5321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District to consolidate Tinsley students at fewer schools, cut busing to four elementaries

Recently announced changes to the Palo Alto school district's Voluntary Transfer Program, which allows East Palo Alto students...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2019
Last comment by member1, 11 hours ago | 89 comments | 12174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

More counselors, training: Stanford takes steps to support student mental health

Stanford University recently announced efforts to better support student mental health and well-being, including more counselors,...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2019
Last comment by Ray, on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:59 am | 5 comments | 3941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under new leadership, Ravenswood to start school consolidation process

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is starting to discuss consolidating schools -- a process that's sure...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2019
Last comment by Another Ravenswood Parent, on Jul 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm | 15 comments | 3544 Views

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With sexual misconduct reports going down, Palo Alto school district restructures Title IX office

The Palo Alto school district is reducing the position of Title IX coordinator to part time -- a reflection, leadership said,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2019
Last comment by Pa, on Jul 12, 2019 at 7:10 am | 21 comments | 2328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student-run podcast 'Project Oyster 'aims to share peers' hard-won pearls of wisdom about mental health

Three Gunn High School students are challenging that reality with a new podcast that features intimate interviews with classmates...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by valid, on Jul 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm | 8 comments | 3404 Views

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Midpeninsula celebrates Independence Day

Locals can explore numerous Fourth of July festivities next week, including a food-based tradition in Palo Alto, an art festival...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Xiao Ping, on Jul 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm | 3 comments | 2963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Free, reduced-price meal applications are now open for Palo Alto Unified students

The Palo Alto Unified School District is accepting free or reduced-price meals applications for the 2019-2020 school year...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2019
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 29, 2019 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 1706 Views

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Summer camp at Stanford introduces disadvantaged youth to STEM

Summer in the City, a summer camp wrapping up Friday at Stanford University, immerses Bay Area students in activities designed...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2019
Last comment by ekuhbach, on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 1846 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local board-game inventor helps Palo Alto summer-school students get in the game

The days of dreading summer school are in the past for rising fourth-graders at Ohlone Elementary School as a new program...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2019
Last comment by Thankful Community Member, on Jun 27, 2019 at 1:52 pm | 1 comment | 3356 Views

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After trustee questions, school district decides not to renew contract with controversial law firm

When the school board replaced a controversial law firm Lozano Smith in 2017, board members expected their former attorneys...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2019
Last comment by AALRR's Rude Lawyers, on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:26 pm | 36 comments | 3326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board endorses superintendent's plan with hope for successful rollout next year

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday Superintendent Don Austin's overarching plan to guide the district forward under...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by member1, on Jun 25, 2019 at 1:32 pm | 25 comments | 2041 Views

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Santa Clara County to open new clinic with Planned Parenthood

Santa Clara County will be teaming up with Planned Parenthood on a new clinic opening in Mountain View this year. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2019
Last comment by Please, not so fast, on Jun 25, 2019 at 12:00 pm | 1 comment | 2031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto bans new cell towers next to public schools

Bowing to concerns from a group of residents, the Palo Alto City Council agreed this week to ban the installation of wireless...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 25, 2019 at 10:16 am | 18 comments | 2565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto City Council approves new site for The Primary School

The East Palo Alto City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday to advance a request from The Primary School to build a new campus at...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2019
Last comment by Marc, on Jun 22, 2019 at 6:24 pm | 3 comments | 2755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime school bus driver and supervisor leaves legacy of 'respect' upon retirement

Derek Zabaldo retired this month after 31 years as a bus driver for the Palo Alto Unified School District where he left a...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous , on Jun 21, 2019 at 9:02 am | 3 comments | 2053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Santa Clara County and Stanford remain split over 'workforce' housing

With a key decision looming, Santa Clara County is pushing back against Stanford University's claim that building enough...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2019
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:56 am | 10 comments | 3071 Views

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Palo Alto High School

Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2019/05/30/palo-alto-high-school posted Thursday, May 30,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2019
Last comment by PA, on Jun 18, 2019 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1253 Views

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After confusion over Adult School compensation, teachers poised to get 16% raise

The school board will vote Tuesday on a 16% raise for Palo Alto Adult School teachers who, despite the fact that they are...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2019
Last comment by Teacher, on Jun 18, 2019 at 11:57 am | 8 comments | 2012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Stanford study stresses benefits of paternity leave

Paid leave from work following the birth of a child has long centered on mothers. But new research from Stanford University...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2019
Last comment by MAGA, on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:29 pm | 3 comments | 2377 Views
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