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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Year-round schools here?

Japan has year-round academics - they get 2-3 weeks off in April or May as their break. Would a year-round program work...

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by belle, on May 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm | 23 comments | 2212 Views

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One Step Ahead of the EM Train Wreck

This was an interesting read; it's a potential preview of what we have to look forward to over the next few years. - Parent [The...

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by Barry Garelick, on Jun 9, 2009 at 9:38 am | 22 comments | 2435 Views

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Everyday Math causes hoarding in Anchorage

Will this be happening in PA over the next three weeks?: "Yesterday was the last day of school at my local elementary....

Original post made by Parent on May. 23, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1896 Views

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Massachusetts: first state to require math-specific proficiency exam for teacher certification

Excerpt from MA DESE press release: "Today's action stipulates that for the next three years teacher candidates who score...

Original post made by Parent on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 25, 2009 at 3:41 am | 5 comments | 1816 Views

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Peninsula Bible Church hosts prayer meeting Sunday evening

I want you to know about an opportunity coming up this Sunday: a prayer meeting at PBC in response to the recent suicides...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 5, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1618 Views

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Any differences between clarinets?

We have to make a mad dash by Friday to find a clarinet for my 5th grader for the two-year music requirement. Any recommendations...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 31, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 2, 2009 at 11:38 am | 8 comments | 2058 Views

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Australian school recorded message

This has been forwarded to me from several sources and I am told it is true. It is possibly something we should listen to...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 28, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1525 Views

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SJ offers students free swine flu shots and PAUSD does not?

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13493660?source=most_viewed What? We have more time and money to take our students on our...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 6, 2009
Last comment by Another Concerned Parent, on Oct 9, 2009 at 11:59 am | 5 comments | 1764 Views

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Anyone tried Young Builders in Midtown?

A new storefront has opened in Midtown near Subway called Young Builders. It appears to offer classes for kids to make wooden...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 25, 2009
Last comment by Larry, on Sep 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 6 comments | 4770 Views

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Applying to UC: The Personal Statement

Here's a link to a video produced by UC about preparing the UC personal statement. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zo6NI4wHf4...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 12, 2009
Last comment by Redwood Shores mom, on Dec 24, 2009 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 1796 Views

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GATE - Talent Searches

I saw a reference to the Johns Hopkins and the Duke youth talent searches for 7th graders on the PAUSD GATE web page. How...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 17, 2009
Last comment by another parent, on Nov 18, 2009 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Post Thanksgiving Blues and kids

My middle and high schoolers, like most of us, have just had a wonderful 5 day break, lots of fun, few restrictions and no...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 30, 2009
Last comment by Another Mom, on Dec 7, 2009 at 5:59 am | 11 comments | 2388 Views

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High tech and teen usage

The average young American now spends practically every waking minute except for the time in school using a smart phone,...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm | 9 comments | 1886 Views

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Foreign Languages Fade in Class � Except Chinese

Would be interested to know what folks think of this article in the NYT about foreign language instruction. It seems to...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 21, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 1, 2010 at 8:04 pm | 105 comments | 3705 Views

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What are the pros & cons of TEAM at Paly for 9th graders?

What do people really think of it? Can't conclude via website....

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Feb 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm | 20 comments | 2391 Views

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Course selection at high school

I am looking for advice from high school students or their parents re course selection at high school. My son is a "B" student...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 20, 2010 at 11:01 am | 97 comments | 5626 Views

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Summer School

My daughter will be entering 1st Grade this Fall. I have been hearing about Summer Camps/ Summer school/day camps etc. Since...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 2, 2010
Last comment by take a break, on Mar 2, 2010 at 9:53 pm | 4 comments | 1616 Views

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New Paly Bell Schedule is 4-Day Block

I rec'd an email regarding the decision to begin 4-day block this fall at Paly. Thirty teachers decided on this crazy idea?...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by Student, on Apr 9, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 5 comments | 1908 Views

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Addison Principal to Replace Duveneck Principal

Any feedback on John Lents? Our principal is moving on to become the Director of Elementary Education. Our school was just...

Original post made by Parent on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by Why, on May 11, 2010 at 2:20 am | 5 comments | 1724 Views

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Practice PSAT?

Quote from the Gunn High School Guidance web site: "The PSAT is offered at Gunn once each fall for juniors. In past years,...

Original post made by Parent on Jul. 6, 2010
Last comment by STK, on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm | 11 comments | 3154 Views
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