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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Showstoppers

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 | 3670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letters to the editor

Flat isn't fair Read letters here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/03/27/letters-to-the-editor posted Friday,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Wouter Dito, on May 13, 2015 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 1724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/opinion/david-brooks-love-and-merit.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Ful...

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 897 Views

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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 | 937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 6645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3779 Views

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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 | 789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 5467 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3491 Views

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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 | 618 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 | 5984 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 | 6127 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 | 567 Views

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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 | 4405 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 | 460 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 | 475 Views

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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 | 15825 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 | 1854 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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