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Police to monitor roads, crosswalks near schools

City of Palo Alto police plan a crackdown on traffic violators in all local school zones during peak commute hours next week...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2011
Last comment by anon, on Oct 2, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 27 comments | 1992 Views


Principals present anti-bullying efforts

In a recent presentation to the Board of Education, Palo Alto's three middle-school principals enumerated efforts to address...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2011
Last comment by Upset Parent, on Dec 8, 2011 at 11:40 pm | 27 comments | 2168 Views


Feature story: All the world in a single classroom

Fully one-third of Palo Alto's 12,300 public school students report that they speak a language other than English at home....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by David Garcia, on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 27 comments | 6787 Views


VIDEO: VolunTEENS, Part 1

Filmmaker Carolina Moraes-Liu presents a monthly series of videos focusing on how teenagers in Palo Alto are finding ways...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by Goia Vaz, on Mar 29, 2012 at 1:31 pm | 27 comments | 3207 Views


Local PTA gathers signatures for tax initiative

In book clubs and exercise groups across town, Palo Alto PTA volunteers are gathering signatures for a November income-tax...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Nov 4, 2012 at 7:11 am | 27 comments | 2609 Views


School board: state ballot measures 'critical'

With school districts across California slashing programs and payrolls, four Palo Alto school board members Tuesday said...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by pavoter, on Aug 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 27 comments | 3744 Views


School board candidates' forum set for Sept. 27

Candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education will share their views Thursday, Sept. 27, in the first of several public...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by Barron Parker, on Sep 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm | 27 comments | 1829 Views


Paly - Another Honors class not Honorably ranked by UC?

Is it correct that it turns out that a Physics H. class just followed an English H. class - UC will not weigh as honors?...

Original post made by just wondering on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 2, 2012 at 11:56 am | 27 comments | 4070 Views


Foundation makes sure no students left behind

Not everybody who lives in Palo Alto is wealthy, even though it sometimes can seem that way. Palo Alto High School journalism...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 27 comments | 4397 Views


Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by negotiated, on Mar 6, 2014 at 8:58 am | 27 comments | 13525 Views


Palo Alto school administrator tapped to lead Belmont district

Michael Milliken, director of secondary education for the Palo Alto school district and former principal of Jordan Middle...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2013
Last comment by isez, on Jun 10, 2013 at 8:25 am | 27 comments | 3544 Views


'Safe schools' task force mulls recommendations

A new system for anonymous reporting of bullying is among the recommendations of a Palo Alto school district task force on...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by Campaign Insider, on Jun 12, 2013 at 8:06 am | 27 comments | 17750 Views


Editorial: Accountability not in lesson plan

With the resignation three weeks ago of assistant superintendent Michael Milliken, Palo Alto school superintendent Kevin...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Gimme the Cue!, on Jul 2, 2013 at 2:18 pm | 27 comments | 4190 Views


Paly assistant principal Diorio named to school's top job

Kimberly Diorio, assistant principal at Palo Alto High School for the past six years, has been named principal of the school....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by frustrated mom, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:35 am | 27 comments | 3048 Views


Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 27 comments | 251019 Views


New Paly athletic center to echo historic campus

A new state-of-the-art athletic center for Palo Alto High School – to break ground next May or June – will sit...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by Paly Dad, on Apr 1, 2014 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 10970 Views


Palo Alto may develop year-round recreational swim program

City of Palo Alto officials are looking into starting a year-round children's recreational swim league at Rinconada Pool....

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 27 comments | 3018 Views


How are our college acceptance rates this year?

While my son has gained entry into most of the name colleges he applied to besides his reach schools, I was amazed to read...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:46 am | 27 comments | 2065 Views


Palo Alto school board to discuss renewed parcel tax, enrollment committee

In advance of the quickly approaching expiration date of the school district's current parcel tax, the Palo Alto Board of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 27 comments | 2881 Views


Palo Alto school board backs Mandarin immersion program expansion

Palo Alto school board members agreed Tuesday night that expanding an elementary school Mandarin immersion program to Jordan...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by concerned american, on Feb 13, 2015 at 6:25 am | 27 comments | 5292 Views
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