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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 Another Paly Parent, on Dec 15, 2014 at 6:24 am | 317 comments | 163734 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 | 5149 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 | 2600 Views

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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 | 1379 Views

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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 | 3332 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 | 8891 Views

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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 | 2156 Views

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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 | 1028 Views

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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 | 1431 Views

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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 | 6343 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 | 1148 Views

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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 | 1041 Views

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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 | 1102 Views

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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 | 848 Views

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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 | 5618 Views

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Jeremy Lin is a nerd

And he proves it in a new YouTube video: http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/08/15/basketballs-jeremy-lin...

Original post made by parent on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by nerd is the wurd, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 2039 Views

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PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 258 comments | 20239 Views

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PAUSD metrics -- focused on just 10-15% of our young kids

Please note that this is focused on elementary and middle school only. PAUSD is reviewing progress on some of its strategic...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Torquemada, on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 15 comments | 4972 Views

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Scott Bowers for Superintendent

In the land of the blind, Scott Bowers is king. He is a shining beacon of competence. Thank you on behalf of all high...

Original post made by parent on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Trade up, on Nov 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

why no air pollution warnings for Palo Alto?

I noticed that the Menlo Park Almanac and Mountain View Voice publish Spare The Air pollution warnings. Why are these not...

Original post made by parent on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 627 Views
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