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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Personal belief' exemption for vaccinations will end

Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by It's subtle, 11 hours ago | 77 comments | 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mountain View school district taps Palo Alto administrator as new Stevenson PACT principal

Following the sudden departure of former Stevenson PACT principal Tyler Graff, the Mountain View Whisman School District...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Restart, 23 hours ago | 5 comments | 1854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where students learn in a class of one

Imagine a secondary school where homework is actually just classwork because it's done at school, where there are no Advanced...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by A Student, on Jul 4, 2015 at 3:38 pm | 7 comments | 2686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan, Palo Verde get new principals

Gunn High School's longtime assistant principal, Tom Jacoubowsky, will be moving to Jordan Middle School this fall to serve...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by hr, on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm | 16 comments | 4740 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can social media play a role in youth suicide prevention?

An internationally known suicide prevention researcher visited the Stanford University School of Medicine on Monday to share...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Community, on Jun 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm | 6 comments | 6430 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Vendor Practices, on Jun 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 76 comments | 3821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Palo Alto alumni organize mental health dialogue

Two Palo Alto High School graduates are hoping to bring more alumni into the community conversation about teen mental health...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stan Herrmann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on law firm contracts, Measure A spending

The Palo Alto school board has a packed agenda for its last meeting of the 2014-15 year Tuesday with nearly 10 items up for...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 1812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes leadership shuffle, new positions

With an eye for more effective, responsive and efficient district operations, Palo Alto Unified's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by community mental health professional, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm | 14 comments | 866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 3824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 4387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Charter Schools are Available Locally?

Question: What Charter Schools are available in Palo Alto? I know of Ocean Grove, any others? With more and more...

Original post made by Schools on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Schools, on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 8 comments | 443 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experiences with current social life in college?

I went to college in the 80s, pre-technology. It seems students have gotten more antisocial in college? Is anyone else having...

Original post made by Mom on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by buzzed, on Jun 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm | 4 comments | 187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss roles, goals in retreat

With the school year over and a full school year with a new superintendent under its belt, the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by good grief, on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:46 pm | 10 comments | 1727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: With end of school year, a time for reflection

As Superintendent Max McGee completes his first year, the Palo Alto school district is at an important juncture. With his...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Making the Grade, on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:42 pm | 34 comments | 3674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on law firm contract

Amid sky-high legal fees and the school district's continued troubles providing services to special-needs students, the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A PAUSD Parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 42 comments | 3326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district legal fees, contracts up for review

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee is proposing to bring legal expertise in-house with the hiring of a general counsel for...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Stop hurting trust, on Jun 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 4490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja celebrates a century of schooling

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Original post made on Sep. 29, 2007
Last comment by Casti Alumna, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 5 comments | 6999 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 Mangiafuoco, on Jun 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 346 comments | 219895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Khan Academy to offer free, online SAT prep

Mountain View-based online education company Khan Academy is hoping to disrupt yet another traditional educational platform...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Jun 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 17 comments | 3214 Views
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Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 2,823 views

OK I Changed The Title
By Laura Stec | 21 comments | 1,363 views

Family Outing - Inside Out
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 725 views

Relay for Life, Menlo Park, August 8
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 468 views