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PAUSD Promise envisions, outlines new district goals

Kepa Neesen, Reporter

May 17, 2019

Like any school system, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) has gone through numerous changes in its 125-year-history. The School Board and Superintendent Don Austin’s current priorities are concisely summarized in The...

Affluence of PAUSD parents influences college admission decisions

Ryan Li, News Editor

March 29, 2019

On March 12, federal prosecutors indicted over 50 individuals, including two Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) parents and a Gunn alumnus, for involvement in cheating on standardized testing and admissions processes...

Community rallies around local resident’s testimony against Kavanaugh

Ryan Li, News Editor

March 1, 2019

Members of the community gathered three times in the last two weeks to show their support for Palo Alto resident Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who came forward and accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Palo...

Along with potential benefits, athletic turf poses possible hazards

Ryan Li, News Editor

March 1, 2019

  In 2007, the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) accepted an anonymous $2.6 million donation to install new synthetic turf fields at both Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools. The contractor hired to install the fields, O....

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