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SCHOOLS & KIDS

High schools and rain! (and middle schools too)

What do the schools do with wet jackets and umbrellas on wet days? My high schooler and middle schooler won't take jackets...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Feb 15, 2012 at 12:35 am | 7 comments | 1122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

should teenagers be allowed to drive SUVs

Yesterday, a teenager in the East Bay lost control of his SUV, jumped the curb, sheared off a fire hydrant, and plowed into...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 8, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:18 am | 5 comments | 1848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

bike to school day?

I noticed that today is "bike to school day" in San Francisco: http://sf.streetsblog.org/2012/04/12/sfs-biggest-bike-to-school-day-yet-marks-a-growing-trend-among-students/ Schools...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly staff writerk, on Apr 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 2 comments | 1046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do you love/hate your neighborhood middle school?

Do you love your local middle school? Not so much? Please share your experience! What about the choice programs:...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 14, 2012
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm | 7 comments | 1766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ISO feedback about our middle schools!

Please share your experience with PAUSD middle schools! I find a lot about elementary and high schools, and have little...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 15, 2012
Last comment by parent, on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm | 20 comments | 2350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student Caught Cheating at Sequoia High School

The parents of a sophomore at Sequoia High School in Redwood City have sued the district for kicking the student out of an...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Izzy, on May 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm | 7 comments | 2546 Views

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 HYPS123, on Oct 12, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 310 comments | 145054 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 | 5082 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 | 2548 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 | 1337 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 | 3253 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 | 8640 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 | 1948 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 | 964 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 | 1338 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 | 6271 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 | 1084 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 | 981 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 | 1049 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 | 799 Views
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