Maintain academic excellence.

Academic excellence is, and must remain, a hallmark of Palo Alto Unified School District. We also need to encourage and allow teachers to pursue innovative teaching methodologies and share best practices throughout the district.

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Cari Templeton
Define success for each student.

Because students have a range of interests and talents, we need to provide an educational experience that is as diverse as our student population—and allow students to define success in the way that best suits their unique goals.  

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Support academic achievement and student well-being.

We need to support students’ social-emotional well-being, while not compromising academic rigor. It is not an either/or choice between academics and well-being. Both are essential and interdependent. To help our students achieve to the best of their abilities, we need to provide the resources to support both.

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Cari Templeton