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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learning loss and achievement gaps top discussion on school reopening

There is a great disparity in what districts have done to educate students since schools closed in March due to the coronavirus,...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2020
Last comment by Rebecca Eisenberg, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 1353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's seniors celebrate an unconventional graduation from their cars, but not without joy

On the night that would have been the class of 2020's graduation, Palo Alto's sidewalks and street corners were full of people...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by THANK YOU PALO ALTO!, on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 28 comments | 8322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The countdown to graduation

From learning from at home on Zoom to skateboarding solo down suburban streets, three high school seniors share a glimpse...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Janette Herceg, on Jun 4, 2020 at 1:33 pm | 1 comment | 1344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding their voices: Six seniors on their high school passions, dreams

We interviewed six graduating seniors from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, whose varied accomplishments are well worth celebrating,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2020
Last comment by Ray, on Jun 4, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 3565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents: Fill out county survey on 2020-21 school year plans

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is asking for parents of students in the county to fill out a survey that they...

Original post made on May. 31, 2020
Last comment by Concerned, on Jun 3, 2020 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 3376 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New deal may force nonprofit groups out of Cubberley

As part of the new agreement, which the Palo Alto school board approved on Tuesday night and which the City Council has yet...

Original post made on May. 28, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 55 comments | 6442 Views

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Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation

While graduating high school seniors can't walk across the stage to receive their diplomas surrounded by friends and family...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by :/, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:57 am | 20 comments | 10206 Views

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The coronavirus forced a mass exodus from Stanford. Meet four students who stayed.

Four students who have remained at Stanford University during the shutdown share the challenges and unexpected silver linings...

Original post made on May. 1, 2020
Last comment by Amy Baxter, on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:54 am | 5 comments | 11028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Face shields and testing: Teachers union asks for protection, flexibility in working conditions this fall

The Palo Alto school district and Palo Alto Educators Association have begun negotiating working conditions for the next...

Original post made on May. 22, 2020
Last comment by Disappointed Parent, on May 31, 2020 at 9:53 pm | 81 comments | 15767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A/B Schedule is unfortunate

I'm an incoming senior at Gunn High School, and I'm a little disappointed about the PAUSD's draft re-opening plan. Apologies...

Original post made by Incoming Senior on May. 25, 2020
Last comment by Silver Linings, on May 30, 2020 at 2:09 pm | 18 comments | 733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Budget, grades and graduation: School board to discuss coronavirus impact on district

The school board will hear updates on major issues related to the coronavirus, including budget implications for the district,...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2020
Last comment by KateKpmn, on May 29, 2020 at 3:25 am | 31 comments | 5026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Uncharted territory': How 10 local school districts are tackling the transition to distance learning

Schools are shut down for at least three weeks, likely the rest of the school year. What will distance learning look like...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Alice, on May 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 49 comments | 41891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding normalcy in the unknown: How students, families are coping with school closures

With the campuses closed and families across Palo Alto under a shelter-at-home order for three weeks, school activities can...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2020
Last comment by Bradley Dawson, on May 15, 2020 at 1:29 am | 6 comments | 6426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coronavirus will impact school budgets for years to come. Trustees are urging 'aggressive' financial conservatism.

Facing the likelihood of the coronavirus impacting the school district's budget for several years, trustees on Tuesday urged...

Original post made on May. 13, 2020
Last comment by Taxpayer, on May 14, 2020 at 10:22 pm | 24 comments | 5087 Views

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'I didn't get to say goodbye': Graduating seniors grapple with unexpected ending to their high school careers

In interviews, Midpeninsula seniors expressed disappointment -- but also acceptance -- of how the coronavirus has upended...

Original post made on May. 8, 2020
Last comment by musical, on May 12, 2020 at 9:14 am | 9 comments | 6639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To grade or not to grade? For some local schools, that's been a divisive question

Up and down the Midpeninsula, while some students, parents and teachers breathed a sigh of relief that their schools would...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2020
Last comment by Fact Checker, on May 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm | 49 comments | 13423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Gunn high schools to postpone graduation until December

Current Palo Alto and Gunn high school seniors won't walk across the graduation stage to receive their diplomas until December,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Mercury, on May 7, 2020 at 7:40 pm | 37 comments | 9345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What does preschool look like during a pandemic? Socially distant play, temperature checks and virtual storytime.

HeadsUp is among the local preschools that have been allowed to stay open to provide child care to parents who are essential...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by Fact Checker, on May 6, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 9807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Midpeninsula students aid community in quests for food donations, face masks

While school is online and many extracurriculars are canceled, some Midpeninsula students are reporting they have more time...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2020
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Apr 28, 2020 at 5:47 pm | 2 comments | 3954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto prepares for service cuts as economy sputters

Palo Alto will consider closing library branches, scrapping its shuttle program and suspending its plan to spur housing production...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Apr 28, 2020 at 12:51 pm | 53 comments | 10372 Views
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