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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by teacher, on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:59 am | 273 comments | 96996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contact your State Reps THIS WEEK to oppose HSR

THE VOTE IS THIS WEEK. They will be deciding whether to release over $2 Billion in State bond funding to start high speed...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Wondering, on Jun 30, 2012 at 9:16 am | 6 comments | 876 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Any advice on attending Shoreline's SF Symphony show?

I plan to take my family there next year and am wondering how it works. It begins at 8:00 when it is not dark. So we sit...

Original post made by Parent on Jul. 5, 2012
Last comment by Eric G., on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 1 comment | 873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do you drive your kid to school?

I am interested in having a good discussion about why those who drive their kids to school do so. Is it because you think...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by safety, on Sep 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm | 64 comments | 4881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD candidate forum

In the hopes of having a discussion on the topics and the various candidates views, I would like to be able to read what...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Grad, on Oct 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 17 comments | 2368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is the SAT a good measure of College Readiness

I am interested in asking parents of recent PAUSD grads about how they feel about this in light of this report http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/is-the-sat-a-good-measure-of-colleg...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 29, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm | 2 comments | 1169 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California PTA position on Proposition 38 and 30

from California State PTA: capta.org An important note about PTA’s position on Proposition 38 and Proposition 30. There...

Original post made by parent on Nov. 3, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:38 am | 49 comments | 3006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is it true that parents are doing their child's homework?

My child came home and said a girl said, "My mom did my homework for me last night." And someone replied, "So did mine!" Being...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by geraldine, on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm | 53 comments | 7739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

US ranks low in International education rankings.

I found this article today on BBC and tried looking for a similar article in a US site but was unable to do so. Finland leads...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 26, 2012
Last comment by Jan tenny hutch, on Nov 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 6 comments | 1241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do our schools have Twitter accounts and can they text our students in an emergency?

I know the schools are reviewing safety in the light of recent events. Do our schools individually have Twitter accounts...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on Dec 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | 2 comments | 752 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly semester grades not available until January 17

It was so great to look forward to a stress-free, finals before Winter Break but how can Paly administration think it is...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 7, 2013 at 10:27 am | 9 comments | 1090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What do your kids think about the new school schedule

What do you kids think about finishing the semester before break. Here's what I hear from high schoolers: --Teacher's didn't...

Original post made by parent on Jan. 5, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 12, 2013 at 11:45 am | 67 comments | 6045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will AYSO, Fall Ball, etc. start in August to align with school calendar?

Does anyone know if the non school sports will start their fall programs before Labor Day now that school starts early? Thanks....

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by PAUSD Graduate, on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 4 comments | 860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenmeadow - Any News?

Has anyone heard of any improvements for the associate members?...

Original post made by parent on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by ., on Mar 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 745 Views

SPORTS

Linsanity is playing in San Francisco tomorrow evening

Review by KQED: http://www.kqed.org/arts/movies/article.jsp?essid=117662...

Original post made by parent on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Celestine, on Mar 14, 2013 at 8:44 am | 1 comment | 871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

former Paly baseball coach wanted by police for 6 felonies

Police are also looking for additional sex abuse victims. Story and mug shot in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_22834086/bay-area-baseball-coach-orinda-man-charged-c...

Original post made by parent on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Appalled, on Mar 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 2 comments | 795 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jeremy Lin interviews on 60 Minutes this Sunday

Jeremy Lin will be on 60 Minutes this Sunday. Preview video: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50144272n...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by not racist, on Apr 13, 2013 at 7:10 pm | 6 comments | 849 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

why are Spare The Air days not announced here?

Today and tomorrow are Spare The Air days. When heavy air pollution is forecasted for the Bay Area, we can make a difference...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 4 comments | 626 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board searching for ideas

Since this topic was locked, I just wanted to start it again. Why is it that we have to go down to the board meetings...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 23 comments | 5024 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

pervert arrested near Seale Park

This story was widely reported yesterday, but the PA Weekly is surprisingly silent. The perp is Clark Duncan McElfresh and...

Original post made by parent on Jul. 10, 2013
Last comment by bicycles races, on Jul 12, 2013 at 1:38 am | 2 comments | 2782 Views
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