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PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment

With plans accelerating for the Bay Area segment of California's high-speed rail line, Palo Alto officials this week called...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Mary, on Jun 1, 2016 at 4:01 pm | 42 comments | 4947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes proposed for downtown's parking program

By most accounts, Palo Alto's yearlong experiment with permit parking on downtown's residential streets has been a mixed...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:52 am | 42 comments | 5560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD: Passion for Learning/Thinking outside the box

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Original post made by Parent of incoming kinder on Feb. 20, 2007
Last comment by \'sigh\, on Mar 7, 2007 at 4:01 pm | 42 comments | 7540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sign Palo Alto Math Textbooks Petition

If you unhappy about PAUSD's choice of math program and its reliance on calculators, please sign petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/PaloAltoMathTextbooks/...

Original post made by Ada on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:08 am | 42 comments | 3646 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three local schools land on state's 'worst' list

Three East Palo Alto schools -- including a charter school run by Stanford University -- have landed on the California Department...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by EPASally, on Mar 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm | 42 comments | 4245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular clothing brands for middle school girls

What are the clothing brands that are most popular with middle school girls right now? I know that wearing the right clothes...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 42 comments | 26993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn parents surprised by counseling difference

Several parents from Gunn High School said Wednesday they were unaware until recently that the school's guidance counseling...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on May 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm | 42 comments | 5131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto makes bid for bike-bridge funds

Palo Alto's vision of a curvy, elegant bike bridge spanning U.S. Highway 101 at Adobe Creek remains up in the air, with coveted...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2012
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Sep 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm | 42 comments | 4625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to principals: 'collaborate on counseling'

School board members Tuesday asked principals of Palo Alto's two high schools to get together to develop a "common purpose...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 11, 2012 at 6:18 pm | 42 comments | 5736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open address to Ken Dauber - please form Shadow PAUSD Board

I have posted the following under the thread dealing with Strategic plan - http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/index.php?i=3&d=&t=20367 The...

Original post made by village fool on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jul 17, 2013 at 6:10 am | 42 comments | 10183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto district to offer summer school refunds

The Palo Alto school district will offer refunds to families who have paid fees for the district's 2013 summer school program...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by wmartin46, on Jun 2, 2013 at 7:18 am | 42 comments | 3274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City blames Gunn start time for Arastradero traffic

A July 10, 2013, memo by City staff regarding the Maybell rezoning places the bulk of the blame for Arastradero traffic problems...

Original post made by Parents need to know this on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by seriously, on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 42 comments | 4555 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Paly, education scholar blasts testing culture

Diane Ravitch, a former Bush education official who radically broke with her past positions, said an obsession with standardized...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by David Cohen, on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm | 42 comments | 9990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Planned Stanford housing units mean school enrollment bump

With nearly 250 new units of family-friendly Stanford University housing on the horizon, Palo Alto school officials are puzzling...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 42 comments | 10618 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Members differ on path for bullying complaints

A debate on the degree to which playground and other school complaints should be resolved by a teacher or principal versus...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by Duvy dad, on Dec 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 42 comments | 6536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on harassment policy

The Palo Alto Board of Education is set to vote Tuesday, Feb. 11, on new policies governing the bullying of disabled and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm | 42 comments | 3783 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board hopefuls: more needed for minorities, special ed

A Saturday morning school board debate hosted by two Palo Alto parent groups that represent special education students and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mindy, on Oct 28, 2014 at 11:02 am | 42 comments | 7681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private, alternative K-8 school opening downtown this fall

AltSchool, a new private K-8 school set to launch this fall in downtown Palo Alto, prides itself on actively operating on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 am | 42 comments | 13758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 7221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on law firm contract

Amid sky-high legal fees and the school district's continued troubles providing services to special-needs students, the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A PAUSD Parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 42 comments | 5258 Views
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