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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2558 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plea to fellow parents to stop micromanaging kids' lives

At the beginning of the new school year, let's start looking at the values we are teaching our kids' through our behavior...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by culture of excess, on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 25 comments | 2969 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letters: Students in good hands

Students in good hands Read the full letter-to-the-editor here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2013/12/06/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by furious, on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:53 am | 25 comments | 2111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board OKs new calendar, staff raises

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday finalized school district-wide calendars for the next three years, ending for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by ever consider that, on Dec 14, 2013 at 9:30 am | 25 comments | 5220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District struggles to develop policy for handling bullying

Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly said he will rewrite a proposed school district policy on bullying after his latest...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Mar 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm | 25 comments | 5070 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board selects top candidate to lead Palo Alto schools

A top candidate to replace Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly has been selected and will be publicly identified "in the...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by parent, on May 19, 2014 at 7:34 am | 25 comments | 3976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

National group invokes Palo Alto school resolution

The Palo Alto school board's strong criticisms of how the federal Office for Civil Rights went about investigating cases...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Watcher, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:10 am | 25 comments | 6638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent to convene achievement gap advisory committee

During a live call-in show Wednesday evening, Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee announced the launch of a minority achievement...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by Legal Bills, on Oct 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 25 comments | 5625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district OCR legal bills top $366,000

The Palo Alto school district has spent a total of more than $366,000 in outside legal fees on Office for Civil Rights-related...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Nov 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm | 25 comments | 4905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nearby Resident, on May 20, 2015 at 7:16 am | 25 comments | 6686 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Children's Theatre's Williams can return to work, Curtis is recommended for termination

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Original post made on May. 16, 2008
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on May 19, 2008 at 11:12 pm | 25 comments | 2816 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stolen Bikes in PA?

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Original post made by KSkel on May. 17, 2008
Last comment by Shannon, on Dec 15, 2008 at 6:52 pm | 25 comments | 4254 Views
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