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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher bonus, boundary change on board agenda

A bonus for teachers and a boundary change between Addison and Walter Hays elementary schools are among topics on the agenda...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:24 am | 3 comments | 2837 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly students explore identity, stress in art show

Local teens reflect on their identities and on growing up in Silicon Valley in "Youth Speaks Out," an art-and-narrative exhibit...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by Anne Hillman, on Mar 31, 2013 at 7:56 am | 3 comments | 3918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cubberley options to be presented tonight

The community is invited to discuss the future of Cubberley Community Center tonight, Thursday, March 14, at a joint meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by What next?, on Mar 14, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 3 comments | 2508 Views

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Small wonders: using books, front yards to foster neighborliness

Little Free Libraries -- imagine giant bird houses -- are owned and operated by the residents who've erected them. Full of...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by Brit, on Mar 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 2757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School Class of 2013

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29794&approved=yes posted Wednesday, May...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2013
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 3 comments | 4660 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An old-fashioned, face-to-face student summer exchange

This year, Gunn High School sophomore Katie Russell and Oaxaca 15-year-old Sofi Morales Calvo are the sole participants in...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2013
Last comment by Chris Logan, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 3125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school in July

Nearly 150 Palo Alto elementary and middle-school teachers returned to school Monday for an optional four-day "summer institute...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Maybe this will help, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where there's Hope, there's gold-medal opportunities

Hope Schroeder appears to be your typical high school student. The 17-year-old Gunn High junior is student body secretary,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by #1 FAN, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 4032 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The social 'benefits' of cyberbullying?

Recent studies find that "social combat" among teens (including cyber-aggression) occurs in the school mainstream largely...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by If only, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 7190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bringing lessons on social kindness into cyberspace

Many adults are puzzled by the mean comments and offensive material most teens consider normal on social media, given that...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Jules Mayfield, on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 3 comments | 23949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How 'Power to hurt' came about

Reporting for "Power to hurt" began last fall as part of the Weekly's in-depth look at bullying in Palo Alto schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by I agree, on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 5520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Audio slideshow: The Glass Menagerie

Three times a week, advanced art students at Palo Alto High School take to an outdoor glass blowing studio to craft everything...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by go unleaded, on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 3 comments | 16029 Views

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Paly athletic center plans to be unveiled tonight

Architectural plans for a new athletic center for Palo Alto High School – funded largely by a private donor – will...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Recall Skelly, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:14 am | 3 comments | 6262 Views

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Sex crime suspect linked to multiple cases

The 70-year-old San Jose man arrested earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing a pair of young girls at Walmart...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 3 comments | 2607 Views

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'Poor schools endanger U.S. prosperity'

Though academic achievement of U.S. students is improving, it still ranks poorly compared to other developed countries and...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Done deal, on Oct 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 3 comments | 15437 Views

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Coroner identifies Menlo Park teen killed by train

The San Mateo County coroner has released the identity of the 16-year-old Menlo Park boy killed by a train on Monday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:48 am | 3 comments | 15377 Views

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Scott Bowers for Superintendent

In the land of the blind, Scott Bowers is king. He is a shining beacon of competence. Thank you on behalf of all high...

Original post made by parent on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Trade up, on Nov 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 1260 Views

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Toys that teach

Forget the Xboxes and the Wiis. Building toys — from Lego sets to tiny robots that light up — have always been...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by opus, on Dec 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 10647 Views

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Under the tree, a gift for Jesus

When the Galbraith family of Palo Alto unwraps Christmas presents on Dec. 25, the first box they'll open is one for Jesus. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:25 am | 3 comments | 7768 Views

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California Business for Education Excellence - great source of data on PA schools

The California Business for Education Excellence is a great source of data on PA schools. www.cbee.org/ This is a...

Original post made by Marie on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by They make a disaster, on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 1071 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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