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What parents can do in this "College Admissions Madness"

NY Times Writer Frank Bruni wrote an article summarizing ideas in his new book out this week "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Stanford Prof, on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 733 Views


Suicide Prevention: The EQ Phone

I have an idea for a phone app to help reduce the incidence of teen suicide. I don’t need to tell anyone in Palo Alto,...

Original post made by Mac Clayton on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Privacy concerns, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 539 Views


Community Notebook: Mental Health Association organizes youth suicide prevention roundtable

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco is organizing a community roundtable on youth suicide prevention for this...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Observation, on Mar 31, 2015 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments | 3794 Views


Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire

Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Samantha L, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 7661 Views


When is Stress not stressful? The Upside to Stress

Today's KQED Forum, with Stanford Psychologist Kelly McGonigal on "The Upside of Stress", is a must listen for every family...

Original post made by Parent on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on May 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 806 Views


Student-Created Inspirational Website

I am a senior at PALY, and I have made a website in response to the stress in this community. The point of the site is for...

Original post made by paly senior on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on May 10, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 552 Views


First Person: A conversation with Sarah Mummah, founder of DreamCatcher

Caution: being near Sarah Mummah can cause healthy habits to form because Mummah believes that if you can change people's...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Dreamcatchers, on May 11, 2015 at 9:12 pm | 2 comments | 4015 Views


Schools: Walking the Talk

Our kids learn from what we do, not what we say. In what ways should our schools and district walk the talk? In what ways...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Introspective, on May 27, 2015 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 562 Views


Community Notebook: Palo Alto alumni organize mental health dialogue

Two Palo Alto High School graduates are hoping to bring more alumni into the community conversation about teen mental health...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stan Herrmann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 3183 Views


Letters to the editor

Shift subsidies Read the letters here posted...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 2 comments | 938 Views


Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area today

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air Alert for today because of a high-pressure system...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by If Only, on Sep 8, 2015 at 11:52 am | 2 comments | 3364 Views


Kids' day of dance

Take the kids to Palo Alto's Cubberley Community Center on Friday, Sept. 11 for a free ballet class and a chance to watch...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Sep 28, 2015 at 9:54 am | 2 comments | 682 Views


Millennial matters

Millennial homeownership has hit an all-time low — 34.6 percent. Local owners and renters share their stories of what...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Marlys J. Stewart, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:05 am | 2 comments | 2280 Views


PAUSD: rename Jordan Middle School in honor of a role model!

Dear PAUSD Board of Education, David Starr Jordan after whom Jordan Middle School is named was a devoted Racist and leading...

Original post made by Lars Johnsson on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by @Craig Laughton, on Nov 11, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 2 comments | 826 Views


Attorney general issues tips, warnings to avoid charitable donation scams

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has issued some tips and warnings to help consumers make sure their holiday-season...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Dec 3, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 2 comments | 2347 Views


VIDEO: On this week's 'Behind the Headlines'

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," residents' unhappiness over the impacts of groundwater pumping...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by light, on Dec 5, 2015 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 797 Views


Finding their own way

"Second-graders, so many of you look ready to be engineers," Olga Tuman said, standing at the white board on a December morning...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by EPACS Teacher, on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 4293 Views


Palo Alto student-support committee proposed

How the school district can best — and better — support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by stats, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:49 pm | 2 comments | 378 Views


Course selection

In a quandary - my student would like to take Physics in the senior year and choose an elective in the junior year .. the...

Original post made by PhysicsOrNoPhysics on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by C, on Feb 18, 2016 at 1:59 am | 2 comments | 699 Views


Pursuing the rocky path to college

Read the full story here posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 1422 Views
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