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SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto charter students earn top scores

Students at a K-8 East Palo Alto charter school have earned standardized test scores approaching those of some schools in...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 15, 2010 at 4:51 am | 3 comments | 3851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools expect $2.3 million from feds

The Palo Alto Unified School District expects a $2.3 million distribution of funds from a $10 billion federal education jobs...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by Kate, on Sep 21, 2010 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 2277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Service to others — gateway to youth well-being

Several years ago a family moved to Palo Alto in the summer, and their older son entered high school as a freshman —...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Cynthia Chin-Lee, on Sep 27, 2010 at 2:41 pm | 3 comments | 2539 Views

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Singapore Math

For parents and teachers who know, how do you think Palo Alto's "Everyday Math" compare to "Singapore Math" which is described...

Original post made by Mom on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by 'Nuff Said, on Oct 1, 2010 at 6:55 pm | 3 comments | 2649 Views

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Naviance Question

I remember logging onto the Gunn High School Naviance as a guest sometime last year and seeing statistics about GPAs and...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 5, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Oct 11, 2010 at 8:45 am | 3 comments | 2744 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School enrollment rides the roller coaster

With Palo Alto elementary classrooms filled to overflowing this fall, old timers wince at the memory of having closed 11...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2010
Last comment by Here, on Oct 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm | 3 comments | 2409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State budget: Good news for Palo Alto schools

The Palo Alto Unified School District is back in the black following Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Oct. 8 signing of the state's...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Sad employee, on Oct 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm | 3 comments | 2383 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experiences switching from small, private middle school to Gunn or Paly?

Just wondering whether anyone else has switched their kids from a small, private middle school to Gunn or Paly and, if so,...

Original post made by Thinking about it on Oct. 29, 2010
Last comment by Thinking about it, on Oct 30, 2010 at 9:07 am | 3 comments | 2324 Views

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Gunn senior Andrew Liu wins top honors in Siemens science contest

Gunn High School senior Andrew Liu took a top prize over the weekend in regional finals of the Siemens Competition in Math,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by gunn, on Feb 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm | 3 comments | 2674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School boards declare state Sen. Joe Simitian 'Legislator of the Year'

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, who led the effort to require California children to turn five by Sept. 1 before they...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2010
Last comment by Good job!, on Dec 2, 2010 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 1767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals discuss teaching 'kid by kid'

Principals collaborate regularly with teachers to perform "kid-by-kid" analyses of individual achievement, educators said...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2010
Last comment by mom, on Dec 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm | 3 comments | 2204 Views

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Gunn senior Andrew Liu wins $20,000 in Siemens science contest

A Gunn High School student won $20,000 over the weekend, placing fifth out of six finalists in the Washington, D.C. nationals...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by Neighbor, on Dec 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm | 3 comments | 2108 Views

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Classroom needs not provided for!

To whom it may concern: MY WISH FOR CHRISTMAS IS THAT MY CLASS WILL HAVE A NEW REFRIGERATOR THAT WORKS! The food's...

Original post made by Concerned Student on Dec. 11, 2010
Last comment by try PTA, on Dec 14, 2010 at 12:33 am | 3 comments | 1651 Views

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Making fitness fun

Wednesdays after school at the Palo Alto Family YMCA, fifth-graders from Fairmeadow and Palo Verde elementary schools come...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by pillyp, on Dec 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm | 3 comments | 2225 Views

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college financial aid

my kid is currently applying for ivy league colleges. we do not know how the financial aid would work for him, we have institutional...

Original post made by mom on Jan. 3, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 4, 2011 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 1674 Views

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School enrollment, space to be discussed Tuesday

With Palo Alto's elementary school classrooms bursting with children, school officials will meet Tuesday (March 8) to discuss...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:11 am | 3 comments | 2219 Views

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Gunn Naviance Scattergrams?

I had previously logged onto the Gunn High School Family Connection (Naviance) and I saw scattergrams. But the scattergrams...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 6, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Mar 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm | 3 comments | 2958 Views

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Bay Area calm following tsunami warning

Most of the Bay Area was not directly affected today by a deadly tsunami that hit Japan Thursday night, despite concerns...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2011
Last comment by D. Allen, on Mar 14, 2011 at 7:01 am | 3 comments | 2150 Views

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Sabrina Lui

Terman Middle School student Sabrina Lui, 13, took first place in the teen category with her story "Encore," which focuses...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by sara's admirer, on Jun 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm | 3 comments | 2224 Views

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Answers to the February 13th Community Meeting's questions

As many of you may recall the Advocates for Youth group sponsored a community meeting so that the district could provide...

Original post made by Greg Smitherman on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Rising Paly Mom, on Apr 22, 2011 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 2158 Views
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