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About Angela
Angela Swartz joined The Almanac in 2018. She reports on youth and education, and the towns of Atherton, Portola Valley and Woodside. Angela, who grew up in San Mateo, previously reported for the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Mateo Daily Journal. She holds a master's degree in investigative reporting from American University. She interned at The Washington Post while completing her master's. She also holds a bachelor's degree in U.S. history and Spanish from University of California, Davis.
Stories by Angela
To help its cops cope, Atherton, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police departments hire joint wellness coordinator
An anonymous donor is funding a wellness coordinator for officers to be shared between the Atherton, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park police departments.
[Tuesday, July 25, 2023]

With insurance problems plaguing local homeowners, local officials host a virtual town hall Wednesday
Homeowners are having difficulties finding an insurance company that will cover them, given ever-present wildfire risk in California. A virtual town hall meeting with state and local officials about it is set for Wednesday, July 19.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

Community briefs: Atherton teen wins ESPY, walking path closed, new town clerk and more
In this week's community briefs, read about an Atherton teen honored at the ESPY awards, meet Portola Valley's new town clerk, find out when an Atherton walking path is closed and more.
[Thursday, July 27, 2023]

Para que los niños que faltan con frecuencia vuelvan a la escuela, hay que entender por qué no vienen
Son los primeros días en la investigación sobre el ausentismo crónico, pero las empresas han superado este problema. Los funcionarios escolares también están intentando aprender a las causas fundamentales de la baja asistencia.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

Ravenswood ya tenía un problema con los alumnos con ausentismo crónico. La pandemia lo empeoró
Los estudiantes y sus familiares están luchando con problemas de salud mental y desafíos sociales que están afectando las habilidades de los estudiantes para llegar a la escuela.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

Pupitres vacíos: Conseguir que los alumnos con absentismo crónico vuelvan a clase no es tarea fácil
Desde que golpeó la pandemia en 2020, las escuelas de todo el estado han visto menos estudiantes asistiendo a clases, pero en Ravenswood, el problema persiste.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

Why so many local students are missing so much school
Since the pandemic hit in 2020, schools across the state have been seeing fewer students attending classes, but in Ravenswood, the problem persists.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

Atherton police among the first in Bay Area to start using a drone
Atherton is one of the first Bay Area cities to add a drone to its police force, signing a contract to use the device for everything from burglaries and traffic accidents to active shooter situations and natural disasters.
[Friday, July 21, 2023]

To get frequently absent kids back in school, you need to understand why they aren't coming
It's early days in research on what causes students to be chronically absent from classrooms, but there's a burgeoning industry to help school districts tackle the problem. "Every absence has its own story," said one researcher.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]

Ravenswood already had a problem with chronically absent students. The pandemic made it worse
Getting to the bottom of why local students are missing so much school uncovers a complex mix of mental health issues and social and economic challenges.
[Tuesday, July 18, 2023]