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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Success pressure takes a toll, psychologist says

A "deep drive for perfection" in Palo Alto is taking a toll on the community's children, according to a psychologist who...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by parent, on May 13, 2009 at 10:06 am | 30 comments | 3652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School class sizes in Palo Alto may increase

Palo Alto may boost school class sizes and delay re-opening of Garland School in response to budget uncertainties and slower-than-expected...

Original post made on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by a Palo Alto resident, on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:31 pm | 30 comments | 3152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Simitian pushes bill to change kinder cutoff date

State Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, has joined a chorus of child-development experts in calling for California children...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Librarian, on Apr 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 30 comments | 3538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary enrollment in Palo Alto shoots up

Elementary enrollment in Palo Alto schools has seen a "fairly dramatic" rise this year, Superintendent Kevin Skelly said...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm | 30 comments | 3550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools to focus on 'student connectedness'

Palo Alto teachers and principals will work to "improve student connectedness," the Board of Education unanimously decided...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by Paly 08 grad, on Sep 23, 2010 at 12:48 pm | 30 comments | 2872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School officials explain 'connectedness' efforts

The popular "Connections" program at JLS Middle School may be expanded to Jordan and Terman middle schools, Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2011
Last comment by Helen, on Apr 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm | 30 comments | 4345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school: Student profiles

After summers spent in activities ranging from "just hanging out" to sports camps to sleep-away camps to scooping ice cream...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Marielena, on Aug 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm | 30 comments | 3365 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford lecturer headlines counseling panel

Denise Clark Pope, a Stanford University senior lecturer, will be the featured panelist in a discussion of Gunn High School's...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by Ken Dauber, on May 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm | 30 comments | 2819 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn students detail dissatisfaction with counseling programs

Students in Palo Alto's two public high schools wish they had more personal attention from their counselors to help them...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by gunn parent, on May 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 30 comments | 5432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: What to look for in a school board candidate

PAUSD is exemplary. At every school, students, parents, teachers and staff are deeply engaged in support of student learning...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | 30 comments | 15719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss alumni survey Tuesday

Results from a survey of Palo Alto high school graduates will be among the topics of discussion by the Palo Alto Board of...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by agreed, on Nov 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm | 30 comments | 3719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD expects to be sued with "significant exposure" in 4 OCR cases

The school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 14, in closed session to hear from its attorney, Laurie Reynolds, about...

Original post made by Curious on May. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peggy Duncan, on May 14, 2013 at 9:43 am | 30 comments | 4647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Boy struck by car while biking sues Palo Alto

A 12-year-old boy who was critically injured on a Palo Alto bicycle boulevard last November has filed a lawsuit against the...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Robit noops, on Sep 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm | 30 comments | 3689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Elusive bullying policies

It is bad enough that the Palo Alto school district has still not complied with state anti-bullying laws that took effect...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by SPSA Boad of Education Meetings , on Nov 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm | 30 comments | 39289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Investigation finds high school transcripts in order

The online transcripts of seniors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are in order, the Palo Alto school district announced...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by publish, on Mar 24, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 30 comments | 4998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The nettlesome path to helping our teens

Four and five years ago, when several of our teenagers took their own lives, our pained, communal cry was, "Why is this happening?"...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:56 am | 30 comments | 14363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students speak to experiences, good and bad, at youth forum

Amidst Palo Alto's ongoing community conversation about youth health and well-being -- one that so often cries out for the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm | 30 comments | 8112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accepted to university, but lacking funds to go

For 33 of the 471 seniors who graduated from Palo Alto High School on Wednesday, the moment for celebration has not yet quite...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Article Misinforms, on Jun 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm | 30 comments | 11435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Closing the achievement gap, one student at a time

Can one-on-one, targeted tutoring provided to disadvantaged students in their very first years of school help reduce the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:07 pm | 30 comments | 5272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hitting 're-set' with school enrollment committee

The Palo Alto school district's Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) started out as a good, even necessary, idea:...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Smart smarting, on Dec 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 30 comments | 3854 Views
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