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School lotteries to be more public


Original post made on Feb. 20, 2008
Last comment by appalled, on Mar 5, 2008 at 12:22 am | 33 comments | 5341 Views


Anti-stress plan targets winter-break homework


Original post made on Sep. 24, 2008
Last comment by choti, on Oct 22, 2009 at 8:11 am | 33 comments | 3645 Views


Reopening Garland Elementary is a top priority

Pushed by new housing, the Palo Alto Unified School District is likely to grow by 1,221 students in the next five years:...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2008
Last comment by Grandma, on Dec 24, 2008 at 8:59 am | 33 comments | 2747 Views


How bad is the drug problem at Palo Alto high schools?

Rylan Fuchs, a good looking, white, 17 year old high school student in Danville, was shot and killed this week apparently...

Original post made by Sarah on Jan. 24, 2009
Last comment by rick, on Apr 29, 2009 at 8:17 am | 33 comments | 5262 Views


Palo Alto school board continues Garland talks

After community members gave feedback on the placement of a two-story building at Garland Elementary School, the board of...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Feb 16, 2009 at 10:51 am | 33 comments | 3064 Views


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 | 3358 Views


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 | 3242 Views


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 | 2748 Views


'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 | 3407 Views


'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 | 9910 Views


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 | 6987 Views


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 | 2608 Views


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 | 3214 Views


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 | 4171 Views


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 | 2234 Views


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 | 31285 Views


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...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by full disclosure, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm | 33 comments | 5960 Views


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 | 10127 Views


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 | 1431 Views


A theater also rises

Passersby might have noticed the massive 26,000-square-foot building whose skeleton has emerged over the last several weeks...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 14, 2015 at 11:31 am | 33 comments | 6699 Views
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Local restaurants snag Michelin Bib Gourmand status
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Council Candidate Forums
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Response to Arguments Against Measure B
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Garden Zucchini Pancakes with Umami Tomato Meets Woodside Elementary
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