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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary school students put Columbus on trial and sentence him to life in prison

Do people realize that we have gone too far? I was shocked to read about 4th grade students at Fort Cherry Elementary who...

Original post made by Masha on Oct. 13, 2009
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm | 35 comments | 1835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New 600-seat theater proposed for Paly

The Palo Alto Board of Education tonight will consider plans for a $22.4 million, 600-seat performing arts center for Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 3, 2010 at 10:37 am | 35 comments | 3247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-stress group holds annual conference this weekend

High schools around the country that have shifted their first-semester exams to before the December break "will not go back,"...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Whatever, on Jan 11, 2013 at 11:36 am | 35 comments | 4205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finals before winter break: Is there a better way?

I have been involved in Palo Alto schools since we moved to Palo Alto 30 years ago. I was privileged to serve on the school...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by Working Mom, on Nov 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm | 35 comments | 4324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our kids are worth learning the lessons of Christchurch and Japan

Do we really, really need two-story buildings at our high schools? It's going to cost more money for the same square footage...

Original post made by concerned parent on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Apr 8, 2011 at 12:17 am | 35 comments | 1739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School official: state funding down by two-thirds

State funding of Palo Alto schools has dropped by more than two-thirds in the past three years, a school budget official...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Jun 15, 2012 at 3:54 am | 35 comments | 2351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Non-resident admission, student headcount climbs at UC

More than 23 percent of students admitted by the University of California for this fall's freshman class are not California...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2012
Last comment by Milan Moravec, on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm | 35 comments | 4631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board lauds new Paly gym plan

Palo Alto school board members expressed enthusiasm Tuesday night for "conceptual designs" for new indoor athletic facilities...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Mar 14, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 35 comments | 3870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Developer offers $13 million for school land

A housing developer has offered to pay $13 million to the Palo Alto school district for a 2.6-acre parcel at 525 San Antonio...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by The rest of the story, on Mar 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 35 comments | 6345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Paly journalists sound alarm

When Palo Alto High School journalism students published its issue on teen "rape culture" last week, they knew it would send...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Emma Isabella, on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm | 35 comments | 2776 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's plan to "retain" illegal summer school tuition violates state law

PAUSD is offering refunds for summer school tuition that it charged parents illegally -- but the method the district has...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by MT, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 35 comments | 2269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student streaking: Alarm over mixed messages

Concern over the rising incidence of streaking on the Palo Alto High School campus reached an apparent boiling point among...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Spectator at Large, on Apr 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 35 comments | 12424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two-story classroom building at Duveneck to open next month

Duveneck Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will occupy a new, two-story classroom building and everybody will get...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 31, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 35 comments | 5110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students to board: 'It's not Gunn's fault'

Scores of Gunn High School students flooded the district's usually sparsely filled board room on Tuesday night to speak out...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:27 am | 35 comments | 29389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Data reveals where school district has more, and less, space for students

The school district's new enrollment-management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to equip its members...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 35 comments | 1917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Another McGee flip-flop

Palo Alto school Superintendent Max McGee is now backing away from a plan he was trumpeting months ago and which the school...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent2, on Oct 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm | 35 comments | 3108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kelly , on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm | 35 comments | 5840 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fry's executive accused of embezzling $65 million

A Fry's Electronics executive and Palo Alto resident has been accused by the IRS of embezzling more than $65 million to finance...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2008
Last comment by Marvin, on Dec 28, 2008 at 2:16 am | 35 comments | 4945 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion reported near University Avenue

A mountain lion was reportedly spotted in San Francisquito Creek near University and Woodland avenues in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by Bruce, on May 16, 2009 at 10:33 pm | 35 comments | 2403 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglar finds someone home -- suspect arrested

A young burglar who entered a Palo Alto home was shocked to open a bedroom door and find a resident sitting at his home-office...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2010
Last comment by Jas, on Jul 5, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 35 comments | 4122 Views
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