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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tenure for all, 10 hours ago | 64 comments | 3412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teams compete in national engineering contest

Two teams from Gunn High School brainstormed on green technologies and efficient transportation to place in the top 10 in...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this success, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 721 Views

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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 Nora Charles, 11 hours ago | 298 comments | 115245 Views

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Paly Spanish Textbook

Can anyone tell me what textbook Paly uses for Spanish 3H? I could not find the answer on the Paly or PAUSD websites....

Original post made by Incoming Paly Parent on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 4 comments | 201 Views

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East Palo Alto youth program aims to build qualities for success

Curiosity, persistence, resilience. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/07/25/east-palo-alto-youth-program-aims-to-build-qualities-for-success...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Megan Fogarty, on Jul 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 4 comments | 2493 Views

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Middle school math textbooks & tutoring

When my child was in 6th grade last year another student had pointed out to my child that there is a website available for...

Original post made by Parent of middle schooler on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Incoming Paly Parent, on Jul 26, 2014 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 2109 Views

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Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Jul 25, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 107 comments | 6858 Views

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Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm | 5 comments | 4133 Views

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Two-story classroom building at Duveneck to open next month

Duveneck Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will occupy a new, two-story classroom building and everybody will get...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 33 comments | 2809 Views

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Teens stoke their passion for science

Many young students who are passionate about science are spending their summers doing science internships at institutions...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Uber mom, on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 5617 Views

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Work begins on new Performing Arts Center at Paly

Palo Alto High School students will encounter a construction zone and a parking squeeze this fall as two major building projects...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 13 comments | 2907 Views

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Workers put final touches on Gunn's new 'Miranda Drop-Off'

Drivers dropping off and picking up students at Gunn High School will have a new access point to campus by the time school...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 15 comments | 2919 Views

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Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:26 am | 85 comments | 9092 Views

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New Palo Alto school chief: Arriving with 'fresh eyes and ears'

Palo Alto's new school-district superintendent says he's coming to town "with fresh eyes and ears" and the goal of creating...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:04 am | 88 comments | 4308 Views

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Overcoming abuse

Editor's note: This article includes graphic language and may not be suitable for younger readers. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Curious, on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 20 comments | 11025 Views

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Palo Alto teacher named new Hoover principal

Palo Alto teacher Katy Bimpson has been nominated to become the new principal of Hoover Elementary School, replacing Susanne...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 4 comments | 1441 Views

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Stanford program takes aim at eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses involving abnormal, unhealthy eating behaviors, including anorexia nervosa...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Whatamess, on Jul 14, 2014 at 9:43 am | 8 comments | 3063 Views

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Letters to the editor

Hard work paying off Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/07/11/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Lotsa Cheaters, on Jul 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm | 4 comments | 301 Views

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Hundreds attend East Palo Alto rodeo

A little bit of country came to East Palo Alto on Sunday, June 22, when the city's first rodeo took place at Ravenswood Ranch...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by EPA Mom, on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:20 am | 3 comments | 1673 Views

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Media Center to offer broadcast camp for East Palo Alto teens

East Palo Alto students will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with broadcasting in a camp to be offered by...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Bad-Use-of-Tax--Money, on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 1486 Views
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