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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District proposes new school calendar

Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Agree totally, 1 hour ago | 18 comments | 3338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn bell schedule revised for this fall

To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by musical, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 2187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by TOM CRANE, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 3024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day

While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Mom, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, 19 hours ago | 11 comments | 2767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind the psychological safety net

The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Shashona Williamson, on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm | 11 comments | 3779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Developmental awareness, on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:44 am | 39 comments | 8689 Views

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College Panel at PALY yesterday

PALY hosted a college panel yesterday - very informative. The message that came across loud and clear from the panelists...

Original post made by WOW .. on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm | 13 comments | 631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood School District superintendent tackles growing housing crisis

Ravenswood School District's top official says the lack of affordable housing has led more than 1,000 of the district's students...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by member , on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 7 comments | 5955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays renaming vote

The Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday night to postpone a vote to rename two middle schools until Friday, given one...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Heart Broken Grandma to lovey & Sweet 16, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 80 comments | 4851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eastside rolls over Rolling Hills to win state title

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Division V state finals Friday. But this one...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Rich Altmaier, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by R Alvarez, on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:18 am | 28 comments | 6212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections at JLS vs Private School

My child has been accepted by both the Connections program at JLS and a highly privileged private school H in San Jose. As...

Original post made by Caring Parent on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ask lots of people and really listen, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 1082 Views

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Editorial: Renaming schools

Over the past year a highly motivated group of Palo Alto parents has waged a campaign to rename Jordan and Terman middle...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by PAUSD Alum, on Mar 23, 2017 at 10:46 am | 96 comments | 6432 Views

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Community Notebook: Youth Speaks Out art exhibit opens Friday

Local nonprofit Youth Speaks Out's annual art exhibit will return this week, with a grand opening showcasing written, visual...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 1386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student

A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Adult with perspective, on Mar 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 11 comments | 5427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wave that changed the world

The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 24 comments | 11024 Views

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School board eyes further budget cuts with least classroom impact

The school board continued to revise and refine the district's approach to mitigating its budget shortfall at a special meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 2216 Views

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School board majority supports renaming schools

A majority of the school board agreed on Tuesday that two of the school district's middle schools should be renamed in light...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by allen, on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 78 comments | 6130 Views

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School district eyes new middle school math textbook

A school district committee is recommending a new mathematics curriculum for Palo Alto Unified's three middle schools to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 2713 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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