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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Didn't Paly eliminate class ranking?

Message from the UCs claims my son isn't in the top 9 percent of his class and implied his application isn't competitive....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by it's complicated, on Feb 17, 2014 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online lottery for living skills summer school.

Just seen from an email that they have an online lottery for summer school. Is this ethical? Fair? Legal? Why has this...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by be careful what you wish for, on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 5 comments | 1037 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are testing days counted as school days?

My kid, a sophomore at Paly, has a test today at school, 8.15 - 10.15 and then is finished for the day. It seems the juniors...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts, Drugs, Alcohol, cheating and Teen Sex on our high school campuses.

I think we should be outraged about the amount of bike thefts, pot smoking, alcohol, cheating and teen sex that seems to...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:56 am | 21 comments | 1188 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What can be done about teachers being too rigorous?

I feel so bad for the students who will fall prey to this sadistic teacher next year. Does complaining to the school help?...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Stanford parent, on May 14, 2014 at 9:28 am | 38 comments | 2497 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Teacher Tenure ruled unconstitutional

Anyone got any ideas what this might mean for PAUSD bad teachers. http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/california-teacher-tenure-law-unconstitutional/ngH4s/...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 1 comment | 323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Student on Master Chef

Caught an episode of Master Chef this evening showcasing local girl Ahran Cho wowing the judges. I hope that this young lady's...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Say Hey, on Jun 18, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 7 comments | 1162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bikes crossing Oregon with new lights and safety islands

I would love to hear comments from those who use these intersections today and for the new school year, bikes, drivers, pedestrians....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 13 comments | 542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Common Core leave our kids behind?

As we are coming to terms with Common Core in our classroom there is criticism that it is dumbing down our kids' education. In...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 4, 2014 at 7:34 am | 5 comments | 860 Views

SPORTS

Paly Volleyball Wins Reno Tournament

The Paly HS Girls volleyball team took 1st place over the weekend in the annual Reno tournament. There were over thirty teams...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 5, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 1919 Views

SPORTS

2 Paly grads nominated for ESPN awards

We should be proud of our Paly grads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18685229...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:22 am | 1 comment | 1141 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Teachers with heavy foreign accents

Arizona has hit the nail on the head with this one. As a parent who has had a student go through a year of math with a...

Original post made by Paly Parent on May. 25, 2010
Last comment by Paul, on May 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm | 38 comments | 3621 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Equal Rights? Fine, as long as they agree with me!

It seems that in Palo Alto and possibly elsewhere, equal rights are only fine and acceptable as long as the rights agree...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by PalyDad, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm | 25 comments | 1208 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Labour weekend and school

This is not designed to be another go at the school calendar. I just want to know what families do now with Labor Day...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Sep 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm | 4 comments | 279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police Activity at Town & Country

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Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 18, 2008
Last comment by paly student, on Sep 19, 2008 at 11:57 pm | 3 comments | 2250 Views

AROUND TOWN

Congratulations Jeremy Lin - signing with Warriors

Congratulations to Jeremy and Paly http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=17624#add_comments...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jul. 21, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1971 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly Lot Open for Students Only Friday - Closed for Fan Parking

From Paly administration: The Stanford University football team will be hosting UCLA in the PAC-12 championship game with...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Nov 27, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 2 comments | 999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How Kids Learn Best - Great Paly Parent Ed Speaker!

Did anyone catch the Paly PTSA talk by UCLA Professor Bjork on Thursday about how kids learn best, following up on last month's...

Original post made by Paly Parent Ed - Bravo! on Feb. 12, 2011
Last comment by Observer, on Feb 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm | 9 comments | 2190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students and Kirks Burgers

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Original post made by Paly Parents on Dec. 14, 2006
Last comment by Todd_S, on Dec 26, 2006 at 7:49 pm | 15 comments | 5040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wierd Statues in Paly Parks - Help !

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Original post made by Paly Resident on Aug. 20, 2006
Last comment by natasha, on Jul 29, 2007 at 9:34 pm | 14 comments | 4614 Views
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