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Want to understand Silicon Valley?

We arrived in Palo Alto from Hamburg, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2015, with a 5-year-old daughter who was proud to master writing...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 17 minutes ago | 22 comments | 10238 Views


Paly, Gunn again see low Smarter Balanced participation

For the second year in a row, both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools failed to meet the government's required participation...

Original post made on May. 29, 2016
Last comment by Mom, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 819 Views


Juana Briones principal to head JLS Middle School in Palo Alto

Lisa Hickey, currently the principal of Juana Briones Elementary School, will be leaving to head J.L. Stanford (JLS) Middle...

Original post made on May. 28, 2016
Last comment by Jls way , 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1504 Views


Middle-school principal to head secondary education

Sharon Ofek, principal at JLS Middle School since 2009, will be moving to the school district office to serve as chief academic...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Evan Lurie, on May 28, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 12 comments | 3016 Views


Palo Alto school board approves full-day kindergarten for all

All kindergartners entering the Palo Alto Unified School District this fall and in future years will attend school for a...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by hard to swallow, on May 27, 2016 at 10:11 am | 18 comments | 3810 Views


With new contract, 70 percent of Palo Alto teachers will earn over $100,000

An analysis of data supplied by the Palo Alto school district shows that more than 70 percent of district teachers will be...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by Commenter, on May 27, 2016 at 1:21 am | 69 comments | 7475 Views


Former Palo Altan identified as ISIS recruit

A former Palo Alto public school student has been identified as an Islamic State recruit, according to an [

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by pa97, on May 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 13444 Views


Policy passed by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors allows requests for change of measure letter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed a policy Tuesday that will help voters differentiate between local measures...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Gray Matters, on May 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm | 3 comments | 1112 Views


PAEA Baldwin goes after Dauber

PAEA President Teri Baldwin breathing heavily, singled out PAUSD board member Ken Dauber at tonight's board meeting, claiming...

Original post made by PAEA power unchecked on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Oh, Brother!, on May 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm | 7 comments | 542 Views


New proposal recommends full-day kindergarten for all in Palo Alto

All incoming Palo Alto school district kindergartners could attend school for a full day starting this fall under a new,...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by Michele, on May 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 2888 Views


Student-run Get Involved Palo Alto to offer summer internships

A grassroots service-learning program started by a Palo Alto High School teacher as a way to help teens find purpose and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Member, on May 24, 2016 at 9:02 am | 11 comments | 3695 Views


Editorial: The vanishing surplus

The Palo Alto school board has spent months in what we now discover were two alternate realities, one taking place behind...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Take action!, on May 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 40 comments | 4915 Views


Even Worse - Raises for School Administrators

Lost in the discussion of the teacher raises is the point that ALL ADMINISTRATORS ARE SLATED TO GET THE SAME RAISES. Scott...

Original post made by A Parent on May. 22, 2016
Last comment by Absurd!, on May 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 5 comments | 2654 Views


I thought Palo Alto had a high standard of living?

In the weekly Palo Alto Enjoy Newsletter I receive I was dismayed to read that two programs involved suicide prevention and...

Original post made by Joe BP on May. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 165 Views


Gunn students must retake AP exams

A significant number of Gunn High School students will have to retake their Advance Placement (AP) exams after the school...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Teachers NOT Flexible, on May 23, 2016 at 12:50 am | 62 comments | 12082 Views


New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Sigh, on May 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm | 20 comments | 5320 Views


Salary hikes put pressure on school budget

A historic new compensation agreement with teachers and classified employees that the Palo Alto school board is likely to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by More than angry, on May 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 3431 Views


Ravenswood school district puts $26 million bond on ballot

Ravenswood City School District is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would provide the funding necessary for significant...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Don't Believe what you Read, on May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 9 comments | 2020 Views


Teacher pay: the nuts and bolts

Palo Alto teachers, school district officials and a majority of the Board of Education have said the large, multiyear raises...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1200 Views


School board majority favors pay raises

All but one school board member voiced support Tuesday night for a new multi-year teachers contract that will provide up...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Gunn mom, on May 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 99 comments | 5940 Views
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