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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Efforts emerge to address sexual violence in Palo Alto school district

In a school district troubled by sexual misconduct among students and teachers, a district-level task force and a grassroots...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Green Acres parent, 7 minutes ago | 14 comments | 3198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barron Park principal named interim HR director

Anne Brown, who has served as principal of Barron Park Elementary School for the last two years, will temporarily move to...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2017
Last comment by Never Happy, 11 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Clean up first, 1 hour ago | 35 comments | 2978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report: District leaders failed to follow law, procedures in sexual assault case

A highly critical report released Wednesday afternoon details how Palo Alto High School and district administrators repeatedly...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:40 pm | 47 comments | 7482 Views

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Still looking for change

Gunn High School alumna Chloe Sorensen got involved in mental health work in her freshman year, but even she didn't practice...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Homeschooler, on Oct 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm | 58 comments | 17216 Views

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An island of conservatives in a sea of liberals

A Paly junior hopes a new club she founded will not only provide a way for conservative students to meet but also spur awareness...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by History Buff, on Oct 17, 2017 at 5:49 pm | 35 comments | 5342 Views

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Board majority supports elementary improvements, but others have questions

Larger multipurpose rooms, modernized classrooms and improved seismic safety are among the updates that elementary school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm | 36 comments | 3461 Views

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Being conservative in a sea of liberals

When Palo Alto High School sophomore Jackson Druker wore his red "Make America Great Again" hat to school last year, he said...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 14, 2017 at 1:31 am | 5 comments | 321 Views

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Fix PAUSD, part II: Hold PAEA accountable

Fix PAUSD: Do not renew McGee's contract was mostly achieved since I wrote about it three months ago: https://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2017/06/12/fix-pausd-do-not-renew-mcgees-...

Original post made by Fix PAUSD on Sep. 13, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Oct 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm | 12 comments | 836 Views

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Local sports practices canceled as dense smoke lingers

With thick smoke from the North Bay fires blanketing the Midpeninsula Wednesday, Palo Alto city and school groups are canceling...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:42 pm | 2 comments | 2933 Views

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Survey of alumni reveals surprises

This past year, Gunn High School junior Meghna Singh pursued an independent research project through the district's Advanced...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by steve, on Oct 11, 2017 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 1453 Views

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School board to discuss budget for leadership transition

With an interim superintendent taking over after Max McGee's sudden resignation last month, the school board will discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto Parent, on Oct 11, 2017 at 12:15 am | 11 comments | 3427 Views

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Ravenswood school district open to new funding plan

Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Gloria Hernandez-Goff announced Thursday that she plans to re-enter conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Oct 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 3 comments | 2056 Views

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Benefit concert for Neighbors Abroad

Lily Liu, a senior at Gunn High school, has organized a concert to benefit Neighbors Abroad, the official sister city organization...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2017
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Oct 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm | 2 comments | 821 Views

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Attorney: Under union contracts, district could have re-opened negotiations

A labor lawyer said Thursday that the school district could have pushed back against the classified employees' and teachers'...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by You can blame the union, on Oct 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm | 15 comments | 3378 Views

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HR head named interim superintendent

The Palo Alto school district's new assistant superintendent of human resources, Karen Hendricks, will lead the district...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2017
Last comment by No, on Oct 6, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 29 comments | 5707 Views

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Editorial: Next steps for school district

"Organizational systems are key to the functioning of the organization. They often are fairly invisible and hard to see....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2017
Last comment by Resignations, on Oct 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm | 14 comments | 3201 Views

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Superintendent Max McGee resigns

After weeks of upheaval over senior school leadership’s handling of two controversies -- a missed deadline that will cost...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Cari V., on Sep 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm | 101 comments | 18751 Views

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Plan to replace Junior Museum and Zoo scores victory

An effort to demolish and replace beloved Junior Museum and Zoo on Middlefield Road overcame its biggest obstacle Thursday,...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 29, 2017 at 8:53 am | 11 comments | 4262 Views

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School district eyes resolution agreement for website-accessibility complaint

School district staff are asking the board to enter into a voluntary resolution agreement with a federal agency in response...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Kylie Krauzen, on Sep 29, 2017 at 7:55 am | 2 comments | 2385 Views
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