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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly sports fields to get synthetic turf

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Original post made on Nov. 14, 2007
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 20, 2007 at 5:40 pm | 46 comments | 6458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools lottery process revamped

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Original post made on Feb. 21, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 26, 2008 at 6:19 pm | 46 comments | 9115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time

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Original post made by joan on Aug. 13, 2008
Last comment by peter s, on Aug 16, 2008 at 9:37 pm | 46 comments | 3114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Big jump in API score at Briones

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Original post made by anne on Sep. 14, 2008
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 22, 2008 at 7:57 am | 46 comments | 4348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Inspiring' Paly High sophomore dies in sleep

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Original post made on Sep. 15, 2008
Last comment by jackie wells, on Aug 28, 2010 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 4605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teen was smart, gentle, sweet, parents recall

Surrounded by a score of comforting relatives, Jean-Paul "JP" Blanchard's parents looked back on the life of their son late...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Adam She, on May 18, 2009 at 8:38 am | 46 comments | 11750 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Balancing student emotional health, academics

Around a table littered with napkins, stacks of documents, car keys and carafes of iced tea, Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2010
Last comment by Greer Stone, on Aug 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm | 46 comments | 5107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students of color overrepresented in special ed

The overrepresentation of Palo Alto's Hispanic and African-American students in special education will be the subject of...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Answer to Walter, on May 1, 2011 at 9:48 am | 46 comments | 3948 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reforms may demand change to Gunn 'bell schedule'

Gunn High School's daily "bell schedule" may have to change in 2014-2015 to make time in the school week for full delivery...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Gunn parent of 3, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 46 comments | 7662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar survey: 'benefits outweigh tradeoffs'

The benefits of recent changes to Palo Alto's school calendar outweigh the tradeoffs, high school students, parents and teachers...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 46 comments | 10056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State launches special ed review

In an emotional meeting Tuesday night, about 50 parents of Palo Alto special education students recounted their children's...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Terman student, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 46 comments | 34319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The School District is Restricting Student Course Choices

For years, science-loving students in Palo Alto have been able to take multiple science courses sophomore year, taking both...

Original post made by Concerned Student on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Wants to Double , on May 7, 2015 at 4:36 pm | 46 comments | 2490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 4967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @tension, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 46 comments | 6333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: It's the secrecy, stupid

To help keep then-candidate Bill Clinton focused on the poor condition of the U.S. economy in his 1992 presidential campaign...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Its the TRUST Stupid, on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 46 comments | 6360 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: District not informed by principal about sex-abuse investigation

Superintendent Max McGee said he first learned of serious child-abuse allegations made against an Ohlone Elementary School...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by LelandManorMom, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 9641 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Witnesses help nab Palo Alto burglary suspects

Alert witnesses led to the arrest of two East Palo Alto juveniles, 13 and 15, for a Palo Alto home burglary and attempted...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 13, 2009 at 8:17 pm | 46 comments | 2819 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Storm shuts down traffic light on Embarcadero

A flurry of violent storms felled a pair of Palo Alto trees, swelled local creeks, slowed down local traffic and disrupted...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2010
Last comment by Lisa, on Jan 22, 2010 at 5:28 am | 46 comments | 3266 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arastradero Road lane-reduction may be extended

Palo Alto's lane-reduction experiment on a busy stretch of Arastradero Road could be extended for another year as staff continues...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2011
Last comment by improve, on Sep 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm | 46 comments | 3765 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman, dog struck by hit-and-run driver

A 53-year-old Palo Alto woman and her dog were struck by a hit-and-run driver on Friday, Jan. 25, and Palo Alto police are...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by mamajawa, on Feb 2, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 46 comments | 4341 Views
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And one more makes three
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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Secretary of Plate
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New York College Tours
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