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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 | 2453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2414 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 | 2291 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 | 3874 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 | 2052 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 | 2744 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 | 2292 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 | 2221 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 | 1718 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 | 2971 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 | 4246 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 | 8597 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 | 2105 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 | 3293 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 | 1187 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 | 3931 Views

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Teachers - please allow kids to email instead of printing homework

Besides saving lots of paper, this will also save a lot of money for the parents. I'm really tired of paying outrageous...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by look locally, on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:16 am | 22 comments | 5171 Views

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Schools loosen purse strings after property-tax revenue jumps

Palo Alto school officials are loosening the purse strings for the first time in years as a booming real-estate market has...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 6030 Views

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Board to review proposed rules for protecting disabled, other minority students

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will discuss proposed new policies governing bullying of disabled and other "protected"...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 2163 Views

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Three Palo Alto principals announce retirements

Fairmeadow and Ohlone elementary schools and the Palo Alto Adult School are searching for new principals following an announcement...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm | 22 comments | 4449 Views
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