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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Japanese Exchange Students Cancel Palo Alto Visit

Japanese exchange students from Palo Alto’s sister city, Tsuchiura, cancelled their annual visit to local middle schools...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 13, 2011
Last comment by thank you for the report, on Mar 13, 2011 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 1266 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: City Council, Board of Education

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=20453...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2011
Last comment by Way to Go, on Mar 19, 2011 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1498 Views

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Guest Opinion: Girl Scouts learn about the joy of giving at the VA Hospital

This past Saturday, in the cold rain and gusty wind, four girls from my daughter's Girl Scout Troop set up shop in front...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2011
Last comment by Anne Knight, on Mar 26, 2011 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 1826 Views

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Chasing the perfect beat

Life as a teen seems to have an indelible soundtrack. There's something about being in high school that makes music more...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by Jacinta Sainanee, on Mar 28, 2011 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 1286 Views

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Chancellor Kanter goes to Washington

From a hushed corner office overlooking the Capitol dome and the Washington Mall, former Midpeninsula resident Martha Kanter...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2011
Last comment by Janis Allen, on Apr 5, 2011 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 1316 Views

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Paly's anti-stress bell schedule and class scheduling

I had no idea about the scheduling of core classes as noted below. I don't know if the jury is still out, but I and others...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 21, 2011 at 11:04 am | 1 comment | 1335 Views

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Menlo Park school district picks Maurice Ghysels as superintendent

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the elementary school district in Mountain View for five years and, for the last 10...

Original post made on May. 9, 2011
Last comment by Dissapointed Parent, on May 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 1392 Views

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Simitian to discuss state of education Saturday

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, will discuss Gov. Jerry Brown's budget and general trends in an "education update"...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jun 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 1 comment | 1268 Views

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Castilleja School to drop science APs

In what is described as a bid to deepen student learning, Castilleja School will replace its Advanced Placement science classes...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jun 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 1292 Views

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Rabbi, school officials to discuss youth challenges

A rabbi and top officials from three local school districts will explore "challenges young people face in today's high-stress...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 15, 2011 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 1330 Views

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Any news about counseling services to our elementary schools

I saw in the paper on May 6, 2011 that PAUSD was publicly inviting local professionals to submit proposals to begin offering...

Original post made by Anna-Maria Ludovick on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jun 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm | 1 comment | 1055 Views

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'Idol' stars entertain kids at Ronald McDonald House

"American Idol" stars Casey Abrams, a jazz, blues and rock musician, and singer-songwriter Paul McDonald met with seriously...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Sarah, on Jul 14, 2011 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 1225 Views

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After-school childcare for Palo Verde Elementary students

We've just moved to Palo Alto and my 2 kids are enrolled at Palo Verde Elementary. I'm looking for information about the...

Original post made by LisaB on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm | 1 comment | 1309 Views

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Jillian Du

Jillian Du says she won't miss the "superficial competition," the morning traffic and the "brown color" of Gunn High School. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2011
Last comment by Miles, on Aug 8, 2011 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1185 Views

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'Origami Club' unfolds at College Terrace Library

Maya Homan sat at a folding table outside the College Terrace Library turning a colorful square of paper into a boat. With...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2011
Last comment by Zoe, on Aug 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm | 1 comment | 1493 Views

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School district opens doors on new year

Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses opened Tuesday with new principals at five campuses and what appears to be a bumper...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 26, 2011 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 11108 Views

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Stanford volleyball downs four-time NCAA champion Penn State to stay undefeated

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Stanford women's volleyball team. Four-time defending NCAA champion Penn...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2011
Last comment by John R. Grout, on Sep 10, 2011 at 12:45 am | 1 comment | 1196 Views

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Possible change to crossing guard service.

We just received a call from Lieutenant Ron Watson, PAPD who called to inform us about a change that is being considered...

Original post made by TSR on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by Mom of 3, on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:11 am | 1 comment | 1419 Views

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Condo market slower to rebound

When Akiko Hata and Georgio Lagna relocated from Boston this year, they set their sights on Palo Alto. After renting an apartment...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm | 1 comment | 1421 Views

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Fairmeadow groundbreaking expected in January

Construction is expected to begin in January on a new two-story classroom building at Fairmeadow Elementary School. The Board...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 27, 2011 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 1234 Views
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