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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Please Keep Your Children on a Leash

I have a pet peeve. I first noticed this behavior when my husband, child, and I were visiting open houses. There were many...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm | 32 comments | 2107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school graduation criteria debated

Algebra 2 has become a focus for a debate over whether the Palo Alto Unified School District should boost its graduation...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2012
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 32 comments | 3843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals welcome electronic devices

Students at Palo Alto High School are encouraged "to use and bring their (electronic) devices" to school, Principal Phil...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by What happened to teachers?, on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:58 am | 32 comments | 4087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juana Briones principal announces departure

Juana Briones Elementary School Principal Matthew Nagle announced Tuesday he will leave the school at the end of the school...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on May 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm | 32 comments | 5046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Another teacher, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 18338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

US News and World R

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Original post made by SW on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Don't they know who we are?, on Apr 24, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 32 comments | 3262 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto board tours Illinois school with superintendent finalist

The finalist for the job of Palo Alto school district superintendent, Glenn "Max" McGee, led the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by Parts omitted, on May 23, 2014 at 11:52 am | 32 comments | 7063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board hopefuls split over OCR resolution

Four hopefuls in this fall's Palo Alto school board race have split over a resolution -- to be considered by the Board of...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Patsy Mink, on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:32 am | 32 comments | 5136 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by More important, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 8883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools score high in Newsweek rankings

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rated better than 99.7 percent of U.S. public high schools in Newsweek Magazine's "America's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by My Take, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:23 am | 32 comments | 10181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates answer 20 questions

A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by perspective, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:49 am | 32 comments | 9956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Make finals optional this spring

Hello Palo Alto onliners, Much has been said about kids and parents obsessing about grades. Well, many kids are happy...

Original post made by Kids need options on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 2514 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why VOTE NO on MEASURE A?

A blogger has kept a running record of Yes statements saying there is a No blog already, but there doesn't seem to be, and...

Original post made by It\'s about trust on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by It's about TRUST, on Apr 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 32 comments | 2810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district legal fees, contracts up for review

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee is proposing to bring legal expertise in-house with the hiring of a general counsel for...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Soberman, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:26 am | 32 comments | 6731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trace Amounts documentary on Vaccines

Since I refuse to provide my name to the Weekly who allows personal attacks and ridicule to remain on the town square for...

Original post made by Mom on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 31, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent recommends new task force on enrollment proposals

At the school board's first meeting of 2016, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will give his own recommendations...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Strategy, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:03 am | 32 comments | 3158 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stay updated on recent Palo Alto burglaries

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Jun. 27, 2006
Last comment by JUST A NEIHBOR, on Jul 16, 2006 at 9:57 am | 32 comments | 9194 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City's new Web site slammed by community

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Original post made on Aug. 10, 2007
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 8, 2007 at 1:15 pm | 32 comments | 5782 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Father says autopsy shows Stanford student was murdered

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Original post made on Aug. 20, 2007
Last comment by ME, on Dec 1, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 32 comments | 8131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robbed while walking in Palo Alto

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Original post made on Feb. 19, 2008
Last comment by John wilkes booth, on Feb 23, 2008 at 9:26 pm | 32 comments | 4796 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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