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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eminent Domain and more is on the way for Palo Alto

The high speed rail will create a significant amount of eminent domain in Palo Alto (or worse - the state may just seize...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 13, 2008 at 2:09 am | 147 comments | 9309 Views

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Lack of somewhere for teens in Palo Alto

Glad this very long weekend without school is almost over. It asks the question, what is there for teenagers to...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Mom of 3, on Feb 18, 2009 at 9:30 am | 5 comments | 2057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District to approve $77 million to make Gunn megacampus

Word to the wise: the next time the school district wants money to upgrade the facilities, make them propose exactly what...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 12, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Everyday Math Upcoming Mtgs./Skelly @ Duveneck today

Superintendent Skelly will answer questions about Everyday Math today, Monday, April 13 in the MP Room at Duveneck Elementary...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 13, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1889 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A fight at JLS today?

One of the kids in the neighborhood said he saw "a big fight" at JLS this afternoon around 4pm. He said he saw a big group...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 17, 2009
Last comment by Josh, on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:05 pm | 27 comments | 2443 Views

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Sales Rep May Have Picked PA Math Text for Elementaries

CA Education Code states that a publisher may not "become associated with any combination in restraint of trade in instructional...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by math concerned, on Apr 24, 2009 at 9:47 am | 11 comments | 2561 Views

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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 | 2280 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 | 2515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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. 1979 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 | 1877 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. 1691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2316 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. 1599 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 | 1814 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 | 5106 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 | 1842 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 | 1699 Views

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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 | 2449 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 | 1932 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 | 3859 Views
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