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Palo Alto superintendent to host elementary-math webinar

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will be hosting a live, online webinar this Wednesday evening to discuss a proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 0 hours ago | 10 comments | 1310 Views


Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Giftedness and PAUSD, 1 hour ago | 34 comments | 5988 Views


Palo Alto school board to continue budget-management discussion

Palo Alto Unified School District administrators' salaries are competitive and in many cases above what surrounding districts...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Economic Justice, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 805 Views


Tell Us Your Kid's Class Sizes!

With all this debate about class sizes, let's share some actual data! Ask you kids how big their classes are, and post it...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by dux75172, 2 hours ago | 39 comments | 2189 Views


Two Palo Altans vie for county school-board seat

Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by iCare, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 2135 Views


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 Uh-Oh, 23 hours ago | 14 comments | 369 Views


LWV Symposium on Early Childhood education showed this

If you are interested in children's brain growth, family values and education in general, watch this amazing film shown yesterday...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Aug. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 71 Views


Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 4536 Views


School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 2985 Views


Pool of school-board candidates grows to six

A total of six candidates are officially vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Srinivasan, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 2786 Views


The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 319 Views


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 Concerns, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 6 comments | 3030 Views


Palo Alto High goes back to school

Paly Alto High School's campus was hectic with a mix of excitement, nerves and some dread about the year ahead on the first...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sally Kadifa, on Aug 18, 2016 at 9:43 pm | 16 comments | 5595 Views


Protective order granted against teacher facing alleged sex crimes

The Palo Alto High School science teacher accused of sex crimes against a 15-year-old student may not contact her, a Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Aug 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 7524 Views


Palo Alto's elementary, middle schools welcome kids back to class

New kindergartners waved goodbye to lingering parents, first-graders took "tours" of their first-ever own desks and some...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by It can be done!, on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 3618 Views


Schools wrestle with class-size targets

An eighth-grade algebra class at JLS Middle School with 33 students. A French class at Jordan Middle School with 33 students....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:11 am | 31 comments | 7668 Views


How to access Jordan schedules?

Some students have been able to access their schedules through Schoology and Infinite Campus. My student's schedule is not...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 107 Views


Gunn, Paly expand student mental-health efforts

As the new school year begins in Palo Alto, students at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools will see changes on their campuses...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 8 comments | 4368 Views


District offers two-year plan to manage budget miscalculation

Palo Alto school district staff will present a two-year plan for how to mitigate a budget shortfall now estimated at $3.3...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by midtown mom, on Aug 15, 2016 at 4:29 am | 17 comments | 2987 Views


District devotes additional funding for smaller classes

In recent months, the district has devoted additional funding to lower secondary class sizes for the new school year. In...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Source? , on Aug 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 565 Views
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Pursuing passports at the post office
By Sally Torbey | 33 comments | 14,060 views

A trip to the Exploratorium
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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato
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Candidate Kickoff Events: Public, not just for supporters
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 793 views

Weekly Candlelight Reconnection Ritual
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 627 views


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