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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ventura Community Center park reopens with new equipment

The Ventura Community Center's playground officially reopened at a ribbon cutting ceremony June 21 with new structures, updated...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by No surprise there, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 3230 Views

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The Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki Foundation donation to The Magical Bridge Playground

Today was a VERY MAGICAL MONDAY - as we recognize one of the most innovative couples we know, and welcome them to our magical...

Original post made by The Magical Bridge Playground on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by donor that wish they had been thanked, on Jul 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 2 comments | 1458 Views

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ACS adds service to help gay, bisexual teens

Adolescent Counseling Services, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit service agency for teens in distress, announced it has acquired...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by About TIme, on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 1878 Views

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How digital consumption is changing the way kids develop

Like Robbie the robot in Isaac Asimov's 1940 science fiction book, "I, Robot," digital devices may be today's nursemaids...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2013
Last comment by Jambalaya, on Jul 16, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 2 comments | 3833 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 | 2980 Views

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Students experiment with 'drone journalism'

When students at Palo Alto High School unfurled a huge, sky-facing American flag on the field before last Friday's football...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Go Paly!, on Sep 21, 2013 at 9:59 am | 2 comments | 5101 Views

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Parents for 'climate committee' sought

The Palo Alto school district is seeking parents to apply for membership on a new District Climate Committee, to help in...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Erin, on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 2379 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: parking exemptions, calendar advisory commission, urban forest master plan

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/10/18/public-agenda-parking-exemptions-calendar-advisory-commission-urban-forest-master-plan...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 20, 2013 at 11:58 am | 2 comments | 2889 Views

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On Deadline: Upsurge in teen crisis, drug referrals reported by counseling service

There has been an upsurge in crisis-level referrals in the past year to therapists at the Adolescent Counseling Service,...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 2 comments | 3185 Views

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Minor injuries in school bus collision

A Cadillac Escalade SUV clipped a school bus this morning when it veered into oncoming traffic on West Bayshore and Embarcadero...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Finally , on Oct 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm | 2 comments | 10301 Views

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East Palo Alto school gets five more years

A high-performing East Palo Alto charter school prevailed Thursday night when it received permission to continue operating...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 21642 Views

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Life is Tricky (on bullying)

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Duveneck parent, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 1248 Views

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Before Hoover

The name of the school was South Palo Alto Elementary School. There was one room and teacher for first and second grade...

Original post made by Louise on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Louise Heath, on Dec 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 775 Views

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Common Core And The Literary Classics: Supplementing Our Kids Education (By An Avowed Jane Austenophile)

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by C, on Dec 7, 2013 at 9:32 am | 2 comments | 870 Views

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Stanford Health Psychologist: "I've changed my mind about stress"

Stanford Health Psychologist: "I've changed my mind about stress" TED Talk: "My mission is to help people be happier...

Original post made by interesting stress research on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 2 comments | 3187 Views

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Castilleja School rules and regulations do not apply to us

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24952211/palo-alto-neighbors-r Palo Alto neighbors revolt over exclusive high...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by PA Native, on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 1212 Views

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The hippo in the classroom

The hippo in the classroom Read the full guest opinion by Marc Vincenti here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/02/28/guest-opinion...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by I Agree, on Mar 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 3052 Views

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SAT essay portion optional and other changes

After 7 years, the essay portion will be optional in 2016 although many colleges may still require the score for applications....

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 968 Views

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"Box Tops for Education"

Do any of the schools or other organizations in the community collect the little "Box Tops for Education" coupons that so...

Original post made by WilliamR on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 788 Views

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Palo Alto youth win SF chamber music prize

Four teenage string musicians, three of whom attend Gunn High School, only started playing together last fall, but in February...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:29 am | 2 comments | 16741 Views
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