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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Chancellor Kanter goes to Washington

From a hushed corner office overlooking the Capitol dome and the Washington Mall, former Midpeninsula resident Martha Kanter...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Janis Allen, on Apr 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1265 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's anti-stress bell schedule and class scheduling

I had no idea about the scheduling of core classes as noted below. I don't know if the jury is still out, but I and others...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1290 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Dissapointed Parent, on May 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian to discuss state of education Saturday

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will discuss Gov. Jerry Brown's budget and general trends in an "education update"...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jun 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja School to drop science APs

In what is described as a bid to deepen student learning, Castilleja School will replace its Advanced Placement science classes...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jun 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 1194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rabbi, school officials to discuss youth challenges

A rabbi and top officials from three local school districts will explore "challenges young people face in today's high-stress...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 1276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Any news about counseling services to our elementary schools

I saw in the paper on May 6, 2011 that PAUSD was publicly inviting local professionals to submit proposals to begin offering...

Original post made by Anna-Maria Ludovick on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Idol' stars entertain kids at Ronald McDonald House

"American Idol" stars Casey Abrams, a jazz, blues and rock musician, and singer-songwriter Paul McDonald met with seriously...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Sarah, on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 1153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After-school childcare for Palo Verde Elementary students

We've just moved to Palo Alto and my 2 kids are enrolled at Palo Verde Elementary. I'm looking for information about the...

Original post made by LisaB on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 1256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jillian Du

Jillian Du says she won't miss the "superficial competition," the morning traffic and the "brown color" of Gunn High School. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by Miles, on Aug 8, 2011 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Origami Club' unfolds at College Terrace Library

Maya Homan sat at a folding table outside the College Terrace Library turning a colorful square of paper into a boat. With...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2011
Last comment by Zoe, on Aug 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district opens doors on new year

Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses opened Tuesday with new principals at five campuses and what appears to be a bumper...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 10964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford volleyball downs four-time NCAA champion Penn State to stay undefeated

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Stanford women's volleyball team. Four-time defending NCAA champion Penn...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2011
Last comment by John R. Grout, on Sep 10, 2011 at 12:45 am | 1 comment | 1134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Possible change to crossing guard service.

We just received a call from Lieutenant Ron Watson, PAPD who called to inform us about a change that is being considered...

Original post made by TSR on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Mom of 3, on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 1366 Views

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Condo market slower to rebound

When Akiko Hata and Georgio Lagna relocated from Boston this year, they set their sights on Palo Alto. After renting an apartment...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 1342 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fairmeadow groundbreaking expected in January

Construction is expected to begin in January on a new two-story classroom building at Fairmeadow Elementary School. The Board...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 27, 2011 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 1142 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>ALL SHOOK UP ... </B>The Palo Alto Public Art Commission meeting was cut short a week ago Thursday evening when a magnitude...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm | 1 comment | 1184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track a Vike at Paly

Just got an email from school with the following message ...teacher can scan you in using the track-a-vike system. Did...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Nov 1, 2011 at 11:46 pm | 1 comment | 943 Views

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Stanford-sponsored school in East Palo Alto forges ahead

The Stanford University School of Education has a nationally recognized track record in research and training, but its decade-old...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Joseph Rudnicki, on Nov 1, 2011 at 8:45 am | 1 comment | 1276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Field trips foster love of nature

Since 1972, Environmental Volunteers has been working to inspire a love of nature and science in more than 12,000 local children...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2011
Last comment by Shannon Petrello, on Nov 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 988 Views
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