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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 | 601 Views

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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 | 5618 Views

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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 | 6080 Views

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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 | 551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Project Safety Net director brings public health expertise

Health educator Mary Gloner has been hired to lead Project Safety Net, a youth well-being collaborative formed in response...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Still awful, on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:15 am | 3 comments | 4331 Views

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campus defaced

http://palyvoice.com/2016/04/18/campus-defaced-with-racist-pro-trump-graffiti/ ...

Original post made by awful on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by All Over the World, on Apr 19, 2016 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 445 Views

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New Paly Performing Arts Center

From the video the Weekly posted and photos I have seen, this is a magnificent piece of work that will inspire Paly students...

Original post made by Paul Losch on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on May 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Palo Altan identified as ISIS recruit

A former Palo Alto public school student has been identified as an Islamic State recruit, according to an [http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-uncovered/american-isis-cell-story-3...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by pa97, on May 26, 2016 at 5:01 pm | 3 comments | 15696 Views

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Policy passed by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors allows requests for change of measure letter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed a policy Tuesday that will help voters differentiate between local measures...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Gray Matters, on May 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm | 3 comments | 1821 Views

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VIDEO: Behind the Headlines — Palo Alto students speak out

On this week's webcast, four Palo Alto and Gunn high school students join education reporter Elena Kadvany to talk about...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Questions, on Jun 5, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 2725 Views

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Suicide Prevention and Youth Well-Being Survey - ALL COMMUNITY VOICES NEEDED

Project Safety Net Community Survey Attention Palo Alto Students, Parents, Grandparents and Neighbors: YOUR voice is Needed...

Original post made by Community on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 444 Views

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PAUSD agenda item: paying Glenn McGee more money

On the agenda yesterday was the annual evaluation of the PAUSD superintendent, Glenn McGee. His million-dollar contract will...

Original post made by While you were sleeping on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Limit his contract , on Jun 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 499 Views

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Charter high school in East Palo Alto voted down

Despite testimonies of support from a standing-room-only crowd, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Cohen, on Jun 21, 2016 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 3604 Views

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Shocking News - PAUSD miscalculated tax revenue in teacher contract negotiation!

Not sure what to say about this. Hopefully the papers will dig in and explain it. But the bottom line seems to be that...

Original post made by Parent of 2 on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on Jul 15, 2016 at 6:49 am | 3 comments | 696 Views

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District devotes additional funding for smaller classes

In recent months, the district has devoted additional funding to lower secondary class sizes for the new school year. In...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Source? , on Aug 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 1128 Views

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School district: 'No' on new elementary school, but explore K-8 site

Palo Alto school district leadership are recommending against the long-discussed proposal of opening a 13th elementary school,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:00 am | 3 comments | 2438 Views

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Melissa Baten Caswell

After serving for almost a decade on the Palo Alto Board of Education, Melissa Baten Caswell didn't initially plan to run...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 1367 Views

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School board gives feedback on budget cutbacks for next year

The Palo Alto school board mostly refrained from giving line-item feedback on a list of potential budget cutbacks for the...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by failing at the job, on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 2258 Views

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Royalty, Sumo wrestlers and Pokemon?

Five minutes before the day let out at Gunn High School on Oct. 20, there was no sign of life outside on Titan Field, just...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Good, clean FUN!, on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 2434 Views

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Where the Palo Alto school-board candidates stand on class size

At a town hall meeting on the Palo Alto school district’s budget shortfall on Sept. 15, Superintendent Max McGee made a...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3702 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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