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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district preps for Draconian budget cuts

Palo Alto schools may face Draconian budget cuts due to the state budget crisis, school board members were warned Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:58 am | 31 comments | 3660 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly junior wins state debating championship

Palo Alto High School junior Avi Arfin earned the title of State Champion in the California High School Speech Association...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2009
Last comment by Nirvair Singh, on Jun 2, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 31 comments | 3131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our High Schools Should Start Later!

Here's new research about the tie between sleep deprivation and teen depression: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/11/13/MN1E1AFT5P.DTL&tsp=1 Our...

Original post made by Caring About Teens on Nov. 13, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Nov 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm | 31 comments | 3907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lighting at West Meadow tracks gets go-ahead

New lighting is being installed to illuminate the West Meadow train crossing in Palo Alto, an effort to dissuade people from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by the watcher, on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:14 am | 31 comments | 3167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save the Crossing Guards: Charge for Highschool Parking

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but do Palo Alto high schools really provide free parking for students who...

Original post made by Alex Green on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by ha_farloungtzen, on May 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm | 31 comments | 6796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $3.4 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $3.4 million to donate to Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses, the foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm | 31 comments | 7052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly to get a handle on homework loads

Concerned about students' workloads, Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston this fall will deploy new software aimed...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by paly parent, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 31 comments | 3527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A big thank you to the policeman

When I drove by Donald and Maybell this morning around 8:20am, I passed by a policeman giving out tickets to high school...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm | 31 comments | 2412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly - Another Honors class not Honorably ranked by UC?

Is it correct that it turns out that a Physics H. class just followed an English H. class - UC will not weigh as honors?...

Original post made by just wondering on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by @Chris Zaharias, on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:47 am | 31 comments | 5311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, district staff again defy school board on counseling

Three months after being told by the PAUSD school board to develop a 3-year plan to fully implement the recommendations of...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by gunn site council , on Jun 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 31 comments | 3085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 30731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three preparing bids for Palo Alto school board

Three parent leaders have confirmed that they are strongly considering running for two open seats on the Palo Alto Board...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on May 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 31 comments | 7558 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto substitute teachers to get pay raise

Following the testimony of four substitute teachers who said their pay is too low at Tuesday's school board meeting, Palo...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by SouthernCalSub, on Oct 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 31 comments | 9492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open Letter to Marissa Mayer: Please don't throw your annual Halloween Party at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary

A few days ago I saw fake grass being placed in the driveway at what was once Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary, Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Professorville Neighbor on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 31 comments | 6869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panelists tell community: Listen more, listen deeply

A mother, a sister and a friend who have lost loved ones to suicide, along with a psychiatrist, a pediatrician, the Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by a parent, on Mar 2, 2015 at 2:27 am | 31 comments | 8758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Former Teacher, on May 31, 2015 at 12:52 am | 31 comments | 8160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NYT: Push, Don't Crush, the Students

Another NYT article on PAUSD: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html?fb_ref=Default&_r=0...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by YellingAtTheWall, on May 2, 2015 at 11:07 am | 31 comments | 2048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is BETTER? PAUSD or Los Altos?

Having many friends in the surrounding districts, I am still really wondering if we aren't missing the real problem here....

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by It's a Draw, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm | 31 comments | 2789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools wrestle with class-size targets

An eighth-grade algebra class at JLS Middle School with 33 students. A French class at Jordan Middle School with 33 students....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:11 am | 31 comments | 8756 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why is there a Taser debate?

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Original post made by Silver Bullet on Mar. 29, 2007
Last comment by Ed, on May 24, 2007 at 5:02 pm | 31 comments | 6548 Views
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