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Palo Alto: New school board to discuss student survey results, enrollment

Newly elected school board members Terry Godfrey and Ken Dauber will take their seats behind the dais for the first time...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:13 am | 3 comments | 2561 Views


Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Jane Urbach, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 3 comments | 11857 Views


A space where creativity reigns

In a cluttered classroom at Cubberley Community Center last Friday afternoon, the sound of smooth jazz was playing in the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barack Obama, on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 8175 Views


Memorial service set for Gunn student

The memorial service for Harry Hann-yi Lee, the Palo Alto student who died on Jan. 24, is planned for Sunday, Feb. 1, in...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by More than the sum of scores, on Jan 31, 2015 at 7:45 am | 3 comments | 4867 Views


Committee: District needs better data system

The Palo Alto school district's "antiquated and disjointed" data system is hindering the work of the superintendent's minority...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Feb 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 3773 Views



After weeks of rehearsal and much giddy anticipation, Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools prepare to open their biennial musical...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, Arts & Entertainment Editor, on Mar 6, 2015 at 9:09 am | 3 comments | 3439 Views


Storify: Palo Alto community urges support for teen well-being

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to capture the numerous voices, opinions and our news coverage on teen well-being. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 3494 Views


All kids should be asleep at 7:00am

All kids, especially teens, should be asleep at 7:00am according to the clear, concise and undisputed, data-driven and scientifically-proven...

Original post made by Minshin Lee on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by new sleep news, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 584 Views


Letters to the editor

Flat isn't fair Read letters here posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Wouter Dito, on May 13, 2015 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 1558 Views


Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece:

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 793 Views


Most Likely to Succeed - FEEDBACK - What did you think?

The filmmaker seemed amazed. Last night's audience for the education documentary Most Likely to Succeed was filled to overflowing...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 30, 2015 at 3:56 am | 3 comments | 847 Views


In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning

"Our babies are turning gold!" a second-grader at Landels Elementary School in Mountain View exclaimed as he ran his hand...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by former Sunnyvale parent, on May 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 6294 Views


With maker's spaces, Ravenswood City School District invests in students' futures

With 90 laptops (donated by Facebook), three 3-D printers, one laser cutter, one sewing machine, a host of robots and a belief...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 3496 Views


Poor response to teen suicides.

I find it shocking that the response to the suicides is flagrant opportunism on all sides. We have experts popping up for...

Original post made by Charles on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by good riddance, on May 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 698 Views


Gunn seniors celebrate empathy, connection, imperfection

On their black graduation caps, in student speeches and with each other, Gunn High School's Class of 2015 celebrated their...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Best Wishes, on Jun 4, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 3 comments | 5201 Views


Survey: Differing visions for world-language programs

As the Palo Alto school district likely faces a debate in the new school year over the future of its world-language programs,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 3200 Views


Dozens of Paly students late for school due to traffic light failure.

Anyone know what happened?...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 17, 2015 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 532 Views


Woodside college student launches mental health website

In the months after Mackenzie Drazan lost her younger sister, Shelby, to suicide last year, the 20-year-old Woodside resident...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Coincidence?, on Nov 6, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 4978 Views


Nonprofit helps put low-income kids on equal educational footing

Family Connections is a nonprofit that provides low-income kids with early-learning programs that allow them to enter kindergarten...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Riley , on Jan 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 5586 Views


transparency reduces suicides

I think Palo Alto by finally coming to terms with the cluster and stopping hiding it will result in no suicides this spring...

Original post made by biggo on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm | 3 comments | 472 Views
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