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OCR Climate Culture Survey results released to public


September 15, 2017

Written by Kaya van der Horst      Three months after it was concluded, the Climate Culture Survey was released on Aug. 1 with unsettling results—of the 10 percent of Palo Alto Unified high school students who have been ...

Gunn launches new SELF program


September 15, 2017

By: Ayala Tzadikario This year, the bell schedule has been changed yet again, this time to implement the newest state-mandated social-emotional learning (SEL) program, known at Gunn as Social Emotional Literacy and Functiona...

District partners with grief non-profit Kara to hold parent meetings


September 15, 2017

Written by Stephy Jackson Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) partnered with Kara, a Palo Alto-based non-pro t that deals with grief support for children, teens and families, to coordinate  meetings for parents in Pa...

Students and staff gather together for total solar eclipse


September 8, 2017

Written by Kristen Yee On Aug. 21, Americans were greeted in the morning by a total eclipse, the first to cross the United States from the Pacific to the Atlantic since June 8, 1918.   The total eclipse was incomplete for ...

Student input to be considered in appointing new principal following resignation


May 27, 2017

Written by Clara Kieschnick-Llamas and Caroline Ro On May 24, Principal Dr. Denise Herrmann announced her resignation from Gunn to take a position as Associate Superintendent for Instructional Services in the Fremont Unified S...

Low test attendance rates affect additional school funding


May 19, 2017

Written by Joy Huang This year, due to many students opting out of the annual California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) tests, the school did not meet the 95 percent participation rate required to receive...

Middle school sex education class causes controversy


May 19, 2017

Written by: Ayala Tzadikario In Jan. 2016, the new California Healthy Youth Act (California Education Code Sections 51930-51939) was passed. It requires all California school districts to provide unbiased comprehensive sex ed...

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