Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Official Student Newspaper of Henry M. Gunn High School

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Tentative agreement between PAUSD and PAEA marks end of impasse

Tentative agreement between PAUSD and PAEA marks end of impasse

Violet Tivol, Reporter May 19, 2024

PAUSD and the Palo Alto Educators Association reached a tentative agreement on May 6, weeks after an impasse was declared on March 29. This agreement will be voted on by the teachers’ union from May 13 to 17 and the result will be announced on May 17. It has also been added to the agenda for the...

School-board meeting sees discussion of wellness, PAUSD Promise, Local Control and Accountability Plan

School-board meeting sees discussion of wellness, PAUSD Promise, Local Control and Accountability Plan

Claire Jittipun, Reporter March 12, 2024

Feb. 27’s school-board meeting addressed the student death at Gunn and provided information concerning student wellness measures on campus. Updates were also given on initiatives such as the PAUSD Promise and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.  Board President Jesse Ladomirak opened the...

Final school-board meeting of the year sees discussion of PAUSD Promise, new high school courses, ethnic studies curriculum

Final school-board meeting of the year sees discussion of PAUSD Promise, new high school courses, ethnic studies curriculum

Lise Desveaux, Centerfold Editor December 21, 2023

At their Dec. 12 meeting, school-board members elected next year’s president and vice president, reviewed progress on the PAUSD Promise, approved new high school courses, and listened to community concerns about antisemitism and the ethnic studies curriculum during Open Forum.  The Board elected...

Ellen Fletcher Middle School Math Instructional Lead Becky Rea presents student data regarding the Reimagining Middle School Mathematics program to the school board.

Math controversies spark debate at PAUSD Board meeting

Kaylee Cheng, Features Editor October 30, 2023

Accelerated math lanes, part of the Reimagining Middle School Mathematics program, were a prominent topic in this week’s board meeting. Continuing ongoing discussion about multivariable calculus offerings by PAUSD, students also voiced concerns about current options and requested changes. During...

School board votes to suspend public comment via Zoom for next three meetings

School board votes to suspend public comment via Zoom for next three meetings

Amann Mahajan, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2023

During a special meeting on Friday, the PAUSD school board voted 3 to 1 — with member Todd Collins absent — to suspend public commenting on Zoom for the next three meetings. Any extensions of the suspension will require further discussion and another vote. The decision comes as a preventative...

Board of Education Shapes Policy

Board of Education Shapes Policy

Michelle Koo, News Editor, Graphics Artist October 31, 2022

With the duty of oversight and governance, the Palo Alto Board of Education deals with affairs regarding the school community, including: budgets, new curricular adoptions and superintendent supervision. The board is a group of five elected individuals who meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the...

Missed the reopening town hall? Here are the details.

Missed the reopening town hall? Here are the details.

Julianna Chang and Catherine Chu February 18, 2021

Along with the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) board member Jesse Ladomirak and School Board Representative Thomas Li, school administrators Wendy Stratton, Michalis Gordon, Harvey Newland and Leonel Argumedo answered student questions about the new reopening plan at the town hall meeting on...

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