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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ethnic achievement gap in education can't be eliminated, Palo Alto superintendent says

"It's just not possible for the average kid who comes to this country in seventh or eighth grade, or even third grade, without...

Original post made by Greg on Feb. 2, 2009
Last comment by Craig Bright, on Feb 17, 2009 at 8:17 pm | 57 comments | 3442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Growing Up Asian' panel to share stories

In the last decade, the Asian student population in Palo Alto has grown by 1,500 children. On Wednesday (March 31), more...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Palo Alto Asian American Mom, on May 3, 2010 at 10:42 am | 57 comments | 7478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent criticizes school efforts on emotional health

Palo Alto school programs aimed at bolstering student social and emotional health have ignored the connection between academic...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by step up, on Mar 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm | 57 comments | 2843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ivies start dropping AP classes.

Today's NYT reports that Dartmouth has decided to refuse credit for all AP classes. The university studied the results from...

Original post made by College Board on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ugh, on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 57 comments | 8172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Legal costs soar as Palo Alto school board begins OCR lobbying

The Palo Alto school district spent more than $200,000 in the first seven months of 2014 in legal fees related to its cases...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 30, 2014 at 7:52 am | 57 comments | 5172 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

are all the threads about Arizona's racial profiling law being deleted?

Given Palo Alto's own history with racial profiling, I think the Arizona law is worth studying and learning about....

Original post made by racial profiling on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on May 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 57 comments | 2652 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coroner's office identifies man hit by train

The man killed by a southbound Caltrain in Palo Alto early Tuesday morning has been identified as Kyle Hodder-Hastorf, 19,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2011
Last comment by Friend, on Jan 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm | 57 comments | 2517 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Bufoon-In-Chief

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Original post made by Albert on May. 8, 2007
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 13, 2007 at 5:52 pm | 57 comments | 4093 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Declassified documents emerge: Was Israel's 1967 surprise attack on Egypt really necessary?

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Original post made by Oh Oh on Jun. 5, 2007
Last comment by Sarlat, on Jun 6, 2007 at 1:52 pm | 57 comments | 3639 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Abolish the Federal Reserve

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Original post made by a on Mar. 17, 2008
Last comment by Paul, on Mar 19, 2008 at 10:17 pm | 57 comments | 3184 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palin believes if a woman is raped & becomes pregnant, she should be forced to have the rapist's baby

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Original post made by SHE'S AN EXTREMIST on Sep. 9, 2008
Last comment by TO RUTH, on Sep 10, 2008 at 6:51 am | 57 comments | 2342 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The world has changed

Contrary to what some posters to these forums have said, the recent piracy situation called for a more reasoned approach...

Original post made by Peter on Apr. 13, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Apr 14, 2009 at 7:58 pm | 57 comments | 1946 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Peninsula residents clash over high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed rail system is either a badly needed boost to the state's workers and commuters or an overpriced,...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm | 57 comments | 3024 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rail Authority: No trains on berms in Palo Alto

Should high-speed rail come to Palo Alto, it will not sit atop a massive Berlin Wall, as some rail opponents have feared....

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2010
Last comment by Michael Tompert, on Apr 20, 2010 at 7:27 pm | 57 comments | 2727 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Wealth gaps

Recession compounded wealth gaps A new study of U.S. census data reveals that wealth gaps between whites and...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III, MA on Jul. 30, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on Aug 12, 2011 at 7:10 am | 57 comments | 1692 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VIDEO: Crowd gathers Saturday for 'Occupy Palo Alto' event

Members of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center led an "Occupy Palo Alto" event Saturday at King Plaza in front of Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2011
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Nov 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm | 57 comments | 1899 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook expansion probably won't displace East Palo Alto residents, study shows

A consultant's study of whether Facebook's expansion will push East Palo Alto residents from their homes came to the common...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm | 57 comments | 12871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Surf Air gets some noise from local residents

At least 150 people showed up in Atherton on Tuesday night (Sept. 30) for a public meeting with officials from Surf Air,...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 57 comments | 4898 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cuts eyed for animal services, traffic enforcement

Palo Alto would outsource its animal services, slash nine positions in the Fire Department and cut back on traffic enforcement...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2012
Last comment by Ben, on May 14, 2012 at 3:48 pm | 57 comments | 2597 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: In search of the car-less commute

On any weekday morning, upwards of 17,000 commuters -- some in buses, others on bicycles, but the majority in cars -- stream...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:09 am | 57 comments | 39175 Views
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