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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Verde PTA hosts Boundary Discussion

Garland Boundary Discussion, March 18 @ 7 PM Scott Laurence with the Garland Boundary Committee and Palo Alto Unified School...

Original post made by Palo Verde Parent on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Erin, on Mar 23, 2009 at 7:07 pm | 22 comments | 2179 Views

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What about MIDDLE school math texts?

There's been a lot of discussion about the elementary school text adoption, with people hating on Everyday Math. What about...

Original post made by jordan parent on Mar. 24, 2009
Last comment by Perpective, on Mar 28, 2009 at 6:21 am | 22 comments | 2983 Views

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Rave reviews for 'Everyday Mathematics'

Teachers and administrators from top school districts in Illinois and one in California report strong results after using...

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Alabama Teacher, on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm | 22 comments | 3889 Views

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One Step Ahead of the EM Train Wreck

This was an interesting read; it's a potential preview of what we have to look forward to over the next few years. - Parent [The...

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2009
Last comment by Barry Garelick, on Jun 9, 2009 at 9:38 am | 22 comments | 2443 Views

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High schools to add engineering, AP Chinese

An AP course in Chinese language and culture and a class in engineering design are likely to be added to this fall's class...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Mar 25, 2010 at 1:27 pm | 22 comments | 2386 Views

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Palo Alto district in top 5; achievement gap lingers

Struggling students were spotlighted Wednesday as fifth- and sixth-grade teachers gathered at Jordan Middle School to parse...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Oct 9, 2010 at 9:25 am | 22 comments | 2272 Views

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Having problems with pre-regisration for 1st grade?

Is anyone else having this problem? Last year, with my kindergarten students, no problem. But this year, I have been informed...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Apr 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm | 22 comments | 2351 Views

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Stiffer graduation requirements for Palo Alto?

The Palo Alto Board of Education tonight (Tuesday) will discuss a proposal to stiffen high school graduation requirements...

Original post made on May. 24, 2011
Last comment by Gunn Grad, on May 25, 2011 at 11:17 am | 22 comments | 2030 Views

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School priorities: Homework, counseling policies

A close look at homework policies and high school counseling will be among the top priorities of the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jul 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm | 22 comments | 2722 Views

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JLS administrator named principal at Duveneck

Chris Grierson has been named the new principal at Duveneck Elementary School. The former assistant principal at JLS Middle...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Skeptical, on Jul 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm | 22 comments | 2275 Views

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More than 1,700 freshmen arrive at Stanford today

Beware of lines at Target as more than 1,700 freshmen arrive to take up residence at Stanford University today (Tuesday,...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2011
Last comment by Doug, on Sep 23, 2011 at 4:10 pm | 22 comments | 2181 Views

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Paly Choir Trip to Italy

I am hearing from my daughter about the Paly choir trip to Italy in June. It is a ten day trip filled with sightseeing,...

Original post made by Mom on Apr. 23, 2012
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Apr 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm | 22 comments | 1699 Views

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School board positive on graduation criteria

With high hopes of making inroads against the achievement gap, Palo Alto school board members Tuesday declared their support...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 14, 2012 at 11:57 am | 22 comments | 2936 Views

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National Merit semi-finalists announced

Forty seniors from Palo Alto High School and 33 seniors from Gunn High School have earned recognition as semi-finalists by...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by Student, on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 22 comments | 4148 Views

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Feature story: Palo Alto mom with a mission

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson, a speech therapist and the mother of daughters at Palo Alto High and Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 22 comments | 7591 Views

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New PAUSD Bullying Policy Still Not Approved by Federal Government

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has not approved the PAUSD's proposed bullying policy, per...

Original post made by Curious on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by Deep Throat, on May 5, 2013 at 6:54 pm | 22 comments | 2079 Views

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EcoCenter's program introduces kids to the Baylands

The second installment of the EcoCenter's Junior Naturalist program took off this month, allowing kids in third through fifth...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jun 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 22 comments | 3163 Views

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Paly Track resurfacing and new gates

Why is Paly resurfacing the track already. It's less than 10 years old. It was in excellent shape, why did they feel the...

Original post made by Jim H> on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 22 comments | 1151 Views

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Editorial: Our unsolicited PR advice for school district, city

There are two ways of looking at almost simultaneous decisions by Palo Alto City Manager Jim Keene and school district Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by Sad Sak, on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:48 am | 22 comments | 4652 Views

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Skelly contract unchanged for 2013-14

Palo Alto school district Superintendent Kevin Skelly received a satisfactory performance review for 2012-13, but his contract...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Have to put up with Skelly till 2016?, on Jul 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm | 22 comments | 3768 Views
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