One family's case illustrates how the Palo Alto school district is struggling to find and uphold clear lines when it comes to addressing bullying complaints.
For years, J. kept a folder of items to remind himself that he existed. He is one of many transgender youth grappling with their place in a world that is playing catch up to changing gender norms.
A three-month investigation into a high school teacher accused of having an improper relationship with a former student uncovered a police investigation, two uncoordinated school district inquiries and internal disagreements over how to handle the case.
For the second time in less than a year, an avoidable mistake by top school district administrators will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and force more budget cuts, while employees will receive raises and bonuses that the Board of Education voted months ago to eliminate.
For many Palo Alto families who opt to home-school their children, the term is a misnomer for what their children's education looks like.