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Palo Alto Weekly

Cover Story - October 22, 2010

School enrollment rides the roller coaster

With bumper crops of kindergartners, school district chugs uphill

by Chris Kenrick

With Palo Alto elementary classrooms filled to overflowing this fall, old timers wince at the memory of having closed 11 of the city's 22 elementary schools a quarter century ago.

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Posted by Katie Evans, a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Oct 25, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I noticed that in the print version, you included a photo of an ESL teacher who was teaching at Cubberley Community Center. Niloufar Shokrani is certainly a wonderful example to all of her students, as she is both energetic and courageous!
As a fellow teacher at the Palo Alto Adult School in the ESL department, I would like to point out that our classes are no longer held at the Cubberley Center. We currently hold our morning classes at Greendell School. This school site is across the parking lot from the Cubberley campus.

Posted by huh?, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm

what happened to all the comments after this story?

Posted by Here, a resident of Los Altos
on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm


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