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SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Paly, education scholar blasts testing culture

Diane Ravitch, a former Bush education official who radically broke with her past positions, said an obsession with standardized...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by David Cohen, on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm | 42 comments | 9148 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Planned Stanford housing units mean school enrollment bump

With nearly 250 new units of family-friendly Stanford University housing on the horizon, Palo Alto school officials are puzzling...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 42 comments | 9824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Members differ on path for bullying complaints

A debate on the degree to which playground and other school complaints should be resolved by a teacher or principal versus...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Duvy dad, on Dec 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 42 comments | 5795 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on harassment policy

The Palo Alto Board of Education is set to vote Tuesday, Feb. 11, on new policies governing the bullying of disabled and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm | 42 comments | 3538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board hopefuls: more needed for minorities, special ed

A Saturday morning school board debate hosted by two Palo Alto parent groups that represent special education students and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mindy, on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:02 am | 42 comments | 7251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private, alternative K-8 school opening downtown this fall

AltSchool, a new private K-8 school set to launch this fall in downtown Palo Alto, prides itself on actively operating on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 am | 42 comments | 12780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 6258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on law firm contract

Amid sky-high legal fees and the school district's continued troubles providing services to special-needs students, the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A PAUSD Parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 42 comments | 4638 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto resident and dentist killed on bicycle

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Original post made by Joel Davidson on Jun. 5, 2006
Last comment by Judy Lee-Squire, on Oct 30, 2010 at 8:16 am | 42 comments | 16225 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police to target red-light runners this week

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Original post made on Aug. 6, 2007
Last comment by paloaltosucks, on Aug 21, 2007 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 5323 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stolen Mountain View police car found

A Mountain View Police Department patrol car that was stolen at a concert Friday night after an officer left his keys inside...

Original post made on May. 24, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on May 26, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 42 comments | 3716 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'No reportable actions' on Children's Theatre issues

There was "no reportable action" from a closed session of the Palo Alto City Council that reportedly related to three issues...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2009
Last comment by ???, on Oct 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm | 42 comments | 2906 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jury deadlocked in Frost sit-lie case

Victor Frost, perhaps Palo Alto's best-known panhandler, won a partial victory on Friday afternoon after a jury in his sit-lie...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Eliot, on Apr 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | 42 comments | 3437 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coyote menaces dogs in Arastradero Preserve

Aggressive coyote or coyotes that have been challenging hikers with dogs at Palo Alto's Pearson-Arastradero Preserve has...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by ulogoni, on Sep 29, 2010 at 11:05 am | 42 comments | 3401 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lockdown lifted for Palo Alto schools, suspect in custody

A lockdown has been lifted for south Palo Alto schools after police arrested an alleged criminal who fled police Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Seriously, on Mar 8, 2016 at 5:13 pm | 42 comments | 7023 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

There goes the Surge

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Original post made by The Cohen Brother on Apr. 13, 2007
Last comment by ag, on Apr 16, 2007 at 3:51 pm | 42 comments | 4150 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Video on War Profiteering

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Original post made by Anonymous on May. 10, 2007
Last comment by pL.scum, on Nov 3, 2007 at 7:02 pm | 42 comments | 12836 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

I've had it with Bush and Cheney

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Original post made by js on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by anon, on Nov 5, 2007 at 6:41 pm | 42 comments | 3267 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bush warns Russia to pull back in Georgia

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Original post made by joan on Aug. 11, 2008
Last comment by Patriot, on Aug 12, 2008 at 11:16 pm | 42 comments | 2681 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Final Presidential Debate

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Original post made by Observer on Oct. 15, 2008
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 19, 2008 at 4:24 pm | 42 comments | 2257 Views
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