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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly students explore 'teen themes' in Young Playwrights Project

Mother-daughter relationships, divorce, autism, gay teen relationships — even dementia — are among the themes...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by Jake Arky, on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 3202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

National commission: 'School inequality threatens U.S. prosperity'

"Not every kid's going to be as lucky as I was," says Mariano-Florentino "Tino" Cuellar, whose work ethic and smarts propelled...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Apr 27, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 2 comments | 3643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High graduates 426 students Wednesday

Four hundred and twenty-six seniors wearing graduation caps proudly decorated with college names and mascots, their necks...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by , on May 30, 2013 at 12:45 am | 2 comments | 5849 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Graduation 2013: Thinking back and looking ahead

A few days before their high school graduation Wednesday, a handful of prospective grads from Gunn and Palo Alto high schools...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 3, 2013 at 7:39 am | 2 comments | 6240 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

List of graduates from local high schools

Included below are the lists of graduating seniors from the area's local high schools. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29800...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2013
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm | 2 comments | 3533 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teens make video tutorials for fellow students in 'Club Academia'

A group of Gunn High School students is meeting daily this summer to create academic tutorial videos and boost their new...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by LD student parent, on Jun 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 2642 Views

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 | 4067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2360 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4640 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3411 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 | 6467 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 10508 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 | 22216 Views

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Life is Tricky (on bullying)

Joey is playing kickball. Around him in the schoolyard, the other kids are moving in a blur—yelling, teasing, shrieking....

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 | 1511 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 | 1000 Views

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

Jane Austen has become quite popular in the past decade—at least commercially. When I see Jane Austen stationary at Paper...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by C, on Dec 7, 2013 at 9:32 am | 2 comments | 1088 Views
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