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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss K-5 writing, hear OCR update

Palo Alto's kindergarten through fifth-grade students will be assessed this year through a new districtwide writing prompt...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Paul, on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:11 am | 3 comments | 2754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A message from Hayley Krolik

Hi parents, Read the full statement here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/11/14/a-message-from-hayley-krolik...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by No more Skelly doctrine, on Jan 30, 2015 at 10:38 am | 3 comments | 4133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SHP improves to 13-0 with CCS Open Division title

The greatest football season in Sacred Heart Prep history was achieved on Friday night as the top-seeded Gators defeated...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2014
Last comment by Greg, on Dec 26, 2014 at 7:38 am | 3 comments | 3063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto: New school board to discuss student survey results, enrollment

Newly elected school board members Terry Godfrey and Ken Dauber will take their seats behind the dais for the first time...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:13 am | 3 comments | 2685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Jane Urbach, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 3 comments | 12112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A space where creativity reigns

In a cluttered classroom at Cubberley Community Center last Friday afternoon, the sound of smooth jazz was playing in the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barack Obama, on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 8454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Memorial service set for Gunn student

The memorial service for Harry Hann-yi Lee, the Palo Alto student who died on Jan. 24, is planned for Sunday, Feb. 1, in...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by More than the sum of scores, on Jan 31, 2015 at 7:45 am | 3 comments | 5003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Committee: District needs better data system

The Palo Alto school district's "antiquated and disjointed" data system is hindering the work of the superintendent's minority...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Feb 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 3946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Showstoppers

After weeks of rehearsal and much giddy anticipation, Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools prepare to open their biennial musical...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, Arts & Entertainment Editor, on Mar 6, 2015 at 9:09 am | 3 comments | 3637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Storify: Palo Alto community urges support for teen well-being

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to capture the numerous voices, opinions and our news coverage on teen well-being. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 3579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All kids should be asleep at 7:00am

All kids, especially teens, should be asleep at 7:00am according to the clear, concise and undisputed, data-driven and scientifically-proven...

Original post made by Minshin Lee on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by new sleep news, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 624 Views

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Letters to the editor

Flat isn't fair Read letters here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/03/27/letters-to-the-editor posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Wouter Dito, on May 13, 2015 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 1699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/opinion/david-brooks-love-and-merit.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Ful...

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 882 Views

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Most Likely to Succeed - FEEDBACK - What did you think?

The filmmaker seemed amazed. Last night's audience for the education documentary Most Likely to Succeed was filled to overflowing...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 30, 2015 at 3:56 am | 3 comments | 927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning

"Our babies are turning gold!" a second-grader at Landels Elementary School in Mountain View exclaimed as he ran his hand...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by former Sunnyvale parent, on May 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 6587 Views

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With maker's spaces, Ravenswood City School District invests in students' futures

With 90 laptops (donated by Facebook), three 3-D printers, one laser cutter, one sewing machine, a host of robots and a belief...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 3722 Views

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Poor response to teen suicides.

I find it shocking that the response to the suicides is flagrant opportunism on all sides. We have experts popping up for...

Original post made by Charles on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by good riddance, on May 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 768 Views

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Gunn seniors celebrate empathy, connection, imperfection

On their black graduation caps, in student speeches and with each other, Gunn High School's Class of 2015 celebrated their...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Best Wishes, on Jun 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 3 comments | 5425 Views

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Survey: Differing visions for world-language programs

As the Palo Alto school district likely faces a debate in the new school year over the future of its world-language programs,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 3450 Views

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Dozens of Paly students late for school due to traffic light failure.

Anyone know what happened?...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 17, 2015 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 601 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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