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Palo Alto school district's secondary-education director to retire

Katherine Baker, the Palo Alto Unified School District's chief academic officer for secondary education and former Terman...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by The Essence of Tragedy, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 1531 Views


Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by PA resident , on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 358 comments | 274162 Views


School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 2424 Views


Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Michael Huynh, on Apr 26, 2016 at 11:58 am | 1 comment | 3186 Views


New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Bologney, on Apr 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm | 10 comments | 3941 Views


School district to switch special ed law firms

A law firm whose handling of special-education issues for the Palo Alto school district has been criticized for creating...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Remedy, on Apr 25, 2016 at 1:25 pm | 10 comments | 2579 Views


School district seeks members for social-emotional learning committee

The Palo Alto school district is looking for parents, students, faculty, staff and community members to serve on a new committee...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Apr 24, 2016 at 11:04 am | 11 comments | 2294 Views


School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Apr 24, 2016 at 7:32 am | 27 comments | 4928 Views


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 David Hernandez, on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 24 comments | 11479 Views


Palo Alto school board to discuss need for new schools

Long-simmering debate over whether or not the Palo Alto Unified School District needs to open a new elementary and/or middle...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by i dont have a mouse, on Apr 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm | 11 comments | 2344 Views


The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kelly , on Apr 19, 2016 at 9:30 pm | 35 comments | 5550 Views


Heidi Emberling to run for re-election to Palo Alto school board

Palo Alto Board of Education President Heidi Emberling will be making a bid for a second term this November, she confirmed...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by Brown Act, on Apr 19, 2016 at 2:45 pm | 11 comments | 2920 Views


campus defaced ...

Original post made by awful on Apr. 18, 2016
Last comment by All Over the World, on Apr 19, 2016 at 8:22 am | 3 comments | 240 Views


Unmasking the truth: Beyond the stigma of mental illness

When I was first diagnosed with depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I was 12 years old. At first, I thought my episodes...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by For understanding, on Apr 7, 2016 at 9:35 am | 30 comments | 5041 Views


Paly grad wins music grant

Violinist and Palo Alto native Alexi Kenney has received the prestigious 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, which is annually...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2016
Last comment by ECYS Family, on Apr 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm | 1 comment | 1246 Views


High schools tell board: Restore athletics funding

Palo Alto students, parents and high school athletics staff made the case at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting that sports...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2016
Last comment by @ Election and Social Emotional Wellness, on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:38 am | 2 comments | 304 Views


Stanford swimmer found guilty of sexual assault

Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was found guilty Wednesday of three felony charges relating to a sexual assault...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by myscreenname, on Apr 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 36 comments | 8999 Views


Editorial: The looming election

Unusual opportunities exist this fall for qualified and motivated newcomers to seek and win seats on the Palo Alto City Council...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Bacon is bad for you, on Apr 3, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 44 comments | 2779 Views


UC Caught with lower standards for out-of-staters

In case you missed it, proof came out this week through a formal audit that UC has been lowering admission standards for...

Original post made by MP parent on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Needs a law, on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 119 Views


Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Mar 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 80 comments | 6076 Views
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