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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's with the PAUSD attendance this year? They must be bored.

Is the school district trying to gain cash for the school district? Why are they freaking-out this year over any tardy or...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Parent, 2 hours ago | 27 comments | 965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates face off in first debate

Enrollment, budget, mental health, innovation -- the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Agree, on Sep 24, 2016 at 10:01 am | 11 comments | 4687 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet in second debate

The five Palo Alto school-board candidates sat together at the board's own dais on Thursday night in the second in a series...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by margaret heath, on Sep 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm | 5 comments | 1629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Oh Yes, Some Do, on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:37 am | 6 comments | 2809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary enrollment dips; work to reduce class sizes continues

As the Palo Alto community continues to debate class size and school capacity, enrollment is sharply down at the school district’s...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:00 am | 17 comments | 3491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The building blocks of understanding are memorization and repetition.

A timely article from Nautilus as PAUSD considers repairing its math curriculum. http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/how-i-rewired-my-brain-to-become-fluent-in-math-rp A...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Agreed!, on Sep 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes budget cuts, but some ask for more

The Palo Alto school district has moved closer to providing concrete proposals for budget cuts that will help make up a budget...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Outrageous, on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 10 comments | 428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board approves two elementary math curricula for pilot

Breaking with a recommendation from a large committee of teachers and parents, the Palo Alto school board on Tuesday unanimously...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Barron park, on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 10 comments | 2559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 28 comments | 3625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is Paly renovating Haymarket?

Why not tear down Haymarket and build a 2-story classroom building? There are still portables in the middle of campus and...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to take action on new elementary math curricula

The Palo Alto school board will discuss the selection of new elementary mathematics curricula on Tuesday morning in advance...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 2266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community gives feedback about budget shortfall

Palo Alto school board members opened the floor on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to the community to answer questions and receive feedback...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 13, 2016 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 3060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by John94306, on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 16 comments | 3190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Midtown, on Sep 11, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 45 comments | 1349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Children's Health Council to host forum on youth-suicide study

Palo Alto nonprofit Children's Health Council will host this Wednesday, Sept. 7, a community forum to discuss the initial...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by Recap?, on Sep 11, 2016 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 2093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Palo Alto teacher to stand trial for alleged sex abuse

The woman whom [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/09/palo-alto-school-board-approves-dismissal-of-teacher-accused-of-child-sex-abuse...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2016
Last comment by Dorian-esque, on Sep 9, 2016 at 5:20 pm | 14 comments | 6753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district hosts town hall on budget shortfall

The Palo Alto school district will hold a town hall to solicit community input about how to manage a $3.3 million budget...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:01 am | 6 comments | 1493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Gardner too, on Sep 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm | 25 comments | 6885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district committee drops Everyday Math

After devoting an entire school year to testing out new math materials at Palo Alto's elementary schools and selecting three...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, on Sep 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm | 37 comments | 7341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Handbook, on Sep 3, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 20 comments | 3549 Views
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