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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto crossing guard does his part to make kids feel safe, joyous

Charles Gaters' gregarious presence as a local crossing guard since 2010 has been gratefully received by his manager, parents,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by just sayin, 4 hours ago | 20 comments | 2867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is BETTER? PAUSD or Los Altos?

Having many friends in the surrounding districts, I am still really wondering if we aren't missing the real problem here....

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, 9 hours ago | 20 comments | 861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members debate superintendent's authority

A flap erupted at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday over Superintendent Max McGee's recent decision to ban...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 20, 2015 at 9:57 am | 70 comments | 3451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's longtime preK principal to retire

Longtime Palo Alto educator Sharon Keplinger is retiring from her post as the district's preK principal at the end of this...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by star, on May 20, 2015 at 8:03 am | 7 comments | 2350 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nearby Resident, on May 20, 2015 at 7:16 am | 25 comments | 6378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Wise Caution from Gunn soph Chloe Sorenson

Dear Palo Alto Onliners, In speaking of the new bell schedule proposed for Gunn, sophomore Chloe Sorenson said something...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Left of Boom, on May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am | 5 comments | 405 Views

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With maker's spaces, Ravenswood City School District invests in students' futures

With 90 laptops (donated by Facebook), three 3-D printers, one laser cutter, one sewing machine, a host of robots and a belief...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 1531 Views

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The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 13478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 UC student, on May 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 345 comments | 212810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Paly Student, on May 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 11 comments | 3977 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Why are Palo Alto's Kids...."?

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/why-are-palo-altos-kids-killing-themselves Dear Palo Alto Onliners, This...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 77 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning

"Our babies are turning gold!" a second-grader at Landels Elementary School in Mountain View exclaimed as he ran his hand...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by former Sunnyvale parent, on May 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 2734 Views

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Palo Alto's Lin dives to girls' title at the CCS Championships

Palo Alto junior Mimi Lin captured her first title on the 1-meter springboard in the girls' diving finals at the Central...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 662 Views

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Editorial: With urgency, new schedule takes shape

Few would have predicted three months ago that a diverse group of Gunn High School teachers, students, parents and administrators...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Future Agenda, on May 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 1901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Think Tank

Any feedback on the ThinkTank program? Is the Math and Science suitable for a regular ( not accelerated ) lane of middle...

Original post made by Not Sure on May. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 80 Views

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Plan to ban smoking in apartments still up in the air

Smokers in Palo Alto's apartment complexes need not snuff out their cigarette butts just yet. After a long discussion, a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sueanne, on May 15, 2015 at 8:50 am | 14 comments | 2318 Views

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Books: The horrifying, and wonderful, complexities of parenthood

Chara Burnett and Helen Waters are close friends, professionals, Palo Alto mothers and authors of the new book, "If Only...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Betsy Taylor, on May 15, 2015 at 5:35 am | 1 comment | 1533 Views

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San Francisco Magazine: Why Are Palo Alto Kid Killing Themselves

San Francisco Magazine's cover story this month i: Why Are Palo Alto Teens Killing Themselves? This story quotes many...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on May 14, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 20 comments | 1051 Views

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UC admission rates fo CA residents drastically declined

Another well discussed factor in student stress is college admission rates, and especially for CA residents applying to UCs. Between...

Original post made by UC Scam on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 7 comments | 370 Views

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Gunn explores scheduling changes

Changes for Gunn High School's bell schedule seem likely in the next school year, but it was made clear at a block-schedule...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on May 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 43 comments | 6404 Views
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