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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Children's Theater closed door policy

The new policy at PACT mandates that parents are not allowed to accompany their children to an audition, which is conducted...

Original post made by Ok on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by a Palo Alto resident, on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm | 33 comments | 3084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School official calls for a change in teacher 'mindset'

Palo Alto teachers must change their "mindsets" if the school district is ever to escape state sanctions for having a substantial...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm | 33 comments | 2464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill officials lament 'missed opportunity' on Cubberley

As Foothill College prepares for an eventual exit from Palo Alto, college officials expressed regret they could not reach...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by can't believe it, on Aug 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 33 comments | 2189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Walking and rolling' to school

Defying national trends and increasing auto congestion, a growing number of Palo Alto students are making their way to school...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm | 33 comments | 2554 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Live now. Share deeply,' Gunn grad counsels

Shortly after learning of her early admission to Stanford University, a Gunn High School senior last December spiraled into...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Student, on Nov 16, 2012 at 7:52 pm | 33 comments | 6983 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen Drivers and Their Restrictions.

As the parent of a newly licensed driver, I am very interested to know what other parents are allowing their young drivers...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 33 comments | 5226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school counseling returns to school board

In the charged debate over guidance counseling services at Gunn High School, Superintendent Kevin Skelly has suggested hiring...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by data dizzy, on Jun 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 33 comments | 1877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Smart phones in high school

I would like to open the topic of smart phones in high schools. DISCUSS I believe they are a bad idea because: 1. We...

Original post made by Annie on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:41 am | 33 comments | 2540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Palo Alto school board in parallel universe

The poor school board just can't catch a break. Try as they might to follow the advice of their attorney and send the message...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Current parent, on May 11, 2013 at 9:52 am | 33 comments | 3268 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone experienced with Alta Vista?

My daughter has gotten so little help at Paly as an LD kid (she is on a 504, and was on an IEP in elementary school) that...

Original post made by adhd/ld mom on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm | 33 comments | 1869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get 4 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers this year will get a 4 percent raise along with a onetime bonus of 2 percent under a tentative collective-bargaining...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by You scratch my back, on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 33 comments | 29458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority Palo Alto graduates reflect on the good and the bad

The power of teachers and coaches and of early, clear communications about college requirements emerged in "exit interviews"...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by full disclosure, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm | 33 comments | 4966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ponders health benefits for its own members

The Palo Alto school board is weighing the pros and cons of offering health benefits to its own members following a subcommittee's...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 33 comments | 8793 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The value of world languages in elementary school?

Why do people think world language in elementary school is so important? What about more science and computer programming,...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Been There, on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 33 comments | 1123 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victim AND rapist need our prayers

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Original post made by Ann on Nov. 3, 2007
Last comment by james, on Nov 9, 2007 at 4:00 pm | 33 comments | 4424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest four men for theft

A residential phone call and fast-acting police resulted in the arrest of four alleged San Mateo County gang members for...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2009
Last comment by Observer, on Jun 3, 2009 at 11:48 pm | 33 comments | 2053 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect arrested for Palo Alto kidnap, rape, attempted murder

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the kidnap, rape and attempted murder of a Palo Alto woman on early Saturday...

Original post made on May. 27, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:31 pm | 33 comments | 4798 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman arrested after trying to run car off road

A woman was arrested after allegedly trying to run her own car off the road with another vehicle after her car was repossessed...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jul 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm | 33 comments | 1895 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek shooter of random gunfire

For the second time in a week someone has fired off a gun in Palo Alto's residential neighborhoods, and police want to find...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2012
Last comment by Jack B, on Apr 2, 2012 at 4:18 pm | 33 comments | 2181 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars hit two homes, steal firearms, property

In two separate incidents less than 24 hours apart, burglars made off with an estimated $24,000 in property, including three...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2012
Last comment by trudiDo, on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:57 am | 33 comments | 4016 Views
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