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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen counseling center finds new home

After getting priced out of its former offices in eastern Palo Alto, Adolescent Counseling Services has found a new home...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Some People Cant Read, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 1542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District's special ed department gets new director

When Superintendent Max McGee began his new post in the Palo Alto Unified School District last fall, one of the first changes...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, 7 hours ago | 21 comments | 8490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District slow to publish decisions made at meetings

The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cougar alum, 8 hours ago | 16 comments | 2379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track guards still missing in action

Please accept my condolences for last weekend's loss of another Palo Alto teenager. In my thoughts are her grieving family...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 9 hours ago | 58 comments | 2650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district seeks members for social-emotional learning committee

The Palo Alto school district is looking for parents, students, faculty, staff and community members to serve on a new committee...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Results, on May 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 15 comments | 2564 Views

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Palo Alto Weekly wins online 'General Excellence,' total 13 state journalism awards

The Palo Alto Weekly's staff was awarded the top prize for quality online journalism by the California Newspaper Publishers...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Alice Smith, on May 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm | 6 comments | 1890 Views

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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 goodluckJordan, on May 1, 2016 at 9:34 pm | 11 comments | 4276 Views

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Palo Alto school district's secondary-education director to retire

Katherine Baker, the Palo Alto Unified School District's chief academic officer for secondary education and former Terman...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Meanie, on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:55 am | 12 comments | 2445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by PA resident , on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 358 comments | 275280 Views

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School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 2526 Views

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Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Michael Huynh, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 3461 Views

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School district to switch special ed law firms

A law firm whose handling of special-education issues for the Palo Alto school district has been criticized for creating...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Remedy, on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm | 10 comments | 2730 Views

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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 Sarah1000, on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:32 am | 27 comments | 4969 Views

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Teachers - please allow kids to email instead of printing homework

Besides saving lots of paper, this will also save a lot of money for the parents. I'm really tired of paying outrageous...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by David Hernandez, on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 24 comments | 11504 Views

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Palo Alto school board to discuss need for new schools

Long-simmering debate over whether or not the Palo Alto Unified School District needs to open a new elementary and/or middle...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by i dont have a mouse, on Apr 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 11 comments | 2435 Views

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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 Kelly , on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm | 35 comments | 5766 Views

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Heidi Emberling to run for re-election to Palo Alto school board

Palo Alto Board of Education President Heidi Emberling will be making a bid for a second term this November, she confirmed...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by Brown Act, on Apr 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm | 11 comments | 3029 Views

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campus defaced

http://palyvoice.com/2016/04/18/campus-defaced-with-racist-pro-trump-graffiti/ ...

Original post made by awful on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by All Over the World, on Apr 19, 2016 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 266 Views

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Unmasking the truth: Beyond the stigma of mental illness

When I was first diagnosed with depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I was 12 years old. At first, I thought my episodes...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by For understanding, on Apr 7, 2016 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 5132 Views

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Paly grad wins music grant

Violinist and Palo Alto native Alexi Kenney has received the prestigious 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, which is annually...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by ECYS Family, on Apr 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm | 1 comment | 1275 Views
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