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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School Graduation Rate Plummets

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Original post made by Eric Nee on May. 15, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on May 19, 2007 at 8:13 pm | 25 comments | 4083 Views

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PAUSD vs. private for elementary school

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Original post made by rp on Jul. 9, 2008
Last comment by Difficult Choice, on Feb 22, 2009 at 10:03 pm | 25 comments | 2797 Views

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Full Foothill campus at Cubberley likely a no-go

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Original post made on Aug. 5, 2008
Last comment by There is no panic!!, on Aug 8, 2008 at 11:02 am | 25 comments | 2551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Presidents Want Lower Drinking Age

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Original post made by Joan on Aug. 18, 2008
Last comment by Parent of teens, on Sep 13, 2008 at 8:06 pm | 25 comments | 2751 Views

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Fairmeadow PTA Endorses Library Bond Measure

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Original post made by Len Filppu on Sep. 4, 2008
Last comment by hahaha, on Sep 17, 2008 at 10:16 am | 25 comments | 2127 Views

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Loss of school records districtwide, officials say

Five weeks of online grade records and class materials affecting hundreds Palo Alto middle and high school students may have...

Original post made on May. 11, 2009
Last comment by I.T. SCREWED UP, on May 16, 2009 at 6:17 am | 25 comments | 2544 Views

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Students, cops mobilize to guard rail tracks

More than 100 Gunn High School students are mobilizing to patrol rail crossings in Palo Alto after the recent suicides of...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by Misha, on Jun 14, 2009 at 10:37 pm | 25 comments | 1857 Views

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Gunn, Paly land on top 100 'Gold Medal List'

Both Gunn and Palo Alto high schools have ranked in U.S. News and World Report's 2010 "Gold Medal List" of America's top...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 24, 2009 at 4:09 pm | 25 comments | 2181 Views

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Panel to discuss Palo Alto's 'school-housing balance'

Can Palo Alto accommodate more multi-family housing while maintaining the excellence of its schools? That question will be...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2010
Last comment by jb, on Apr 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm | 25 comments | 2385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board considers 'suicide prevention'

A school community is never prepared for the news that one of its students has died by suicide. But if a proposed suicide...

Original post made on May. 24, 2010
Last comment by Misha, on May 30, 2010 at 1:38 am | 25 comments | 2397 Views

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Board cautious on stiffer graduation criteria

Members of the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday reacted cautiously to a proposal to stiffen high school graduation requirements. Read...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by Perspective, on May 26, 2011 at 10:44 am | 25 comments | 1863 Views

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Orthodox Jewish girls school opens in Palo Alto

The opening of a small high school for Orthodox Jewish girls in Palo Alto this fall reflects the growth of the Orthodox community...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by svatoid, on Aug 8, 2011 at 9:39 am | 25 comments | 3090 Views

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Speaker: Wealth no guarantee of good parenting

Families with high levels of wealth are not necessarily superior at raising resilient kids, a motivational speaker warned...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2011
Last comment by ParentFurther, on Oct 24, 2011 at 10:27 am | 25 comments | 1813 Views

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Student journalists explore happiness at Gunn

How does Gunn High School rate on the student happiness scale? If you ask seniors Amrita Moitra and Jean Wang, they'd give...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2011
Last comment by process, on Jan 1, 2012 at 10:59 am | 25 comments | 1899 Views

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Tech, new schedules drive changes at Gunn, Paly

A "seismic shift" at Palo Alto High School -- the switch to the block schedule that began last year -- has rippled across...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2012
Last comment by apparent, on Feb 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm | 25 comments | 2932 Views

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New 'homework policy' likely for next year

A new homework policy for Palo Alto students -- with rules outlining specific amounts of time kids should be spending on...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on May 29, 2012 at 1:28 pm | 25 comments | 3133 Views

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School board candidates air issues in forum

Incumbents touted the academic and fiscal strength of Palo Alto schools while challengers said the school district could...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by determinant, on Oct 17, 2012 at 10:31 am | 25 comments | 1958 Views

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Any creative ways to wake up your 13+ year olds?

I know the clock shifts for teenagers, but I am tired of waking up my children through yelling and it's a bad way for them...

Original post made by Mom on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 15, 2012 at 7:10 am | 25 comments | 3189 Views

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middle school electives

hi all, my middle schooler and i are trying to decide what electives need to be taken in 7th gr. i hear that 2 years of...

Original post made by ED on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 25 comments | 1942 Views

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Palo Alto school board debates new elementary location

While agreeing Palo Alto must open a new elementary school, members of the board of education differed Tuesday on how much...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Apr 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 25 comments | 3166 Views
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