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SCHOOLS & KIDS

KIPP Bay Area Schools to open charter school in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto parents who have been working tirelessly for well over a year to bring a new public-school option to their...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Long Time Observer, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 1954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district committee to review all school names

Following the tearful testimony of one African-American student and an entire class of Palo Alto High School students who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Name it SK Middle School, 1 hour ago | 57 comments | 4217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford wins plaudits for Escondido Village housing proposal

While Palo Alto struggles to address its severe housing shortage, Stanford University is swiftly moving ahead with an ambitious...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Marie, 18 hours ago | 11 comments | 1783 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student-support committee proposed

How the school district can best — and better — support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by stats, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district moves to dismiss teacher accused of sex abuse

The Palo Alto school board unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate dismissal proceedings for an elementary school teacher who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by teacher, 20 hours ago | 34 comments | 5054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's new "Bring your own device to school" policy

What does everyone think about this new policy that Paly wants all students to bring a laptop, tablet, or similar to school...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly program makes frosh feel connected

Imagine a well-established program that eases the transition into high school by providing freshmen with smaller learning...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 587 Views

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School board discusses student mental health

How the school district can best — and better — support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Data, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:58 pm | 13 comments | 1975 Views

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Feds support family against PAUSD in DNA-privacy case

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have filed an amicus brief in support of a former Palo Alto Unified School...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Nice actually, on Feb 11, 2016 at 7:33 pm | 34 comments | 4402 Views

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What plans for teens "stuck" in town Presidents weekend

Please help me with ideas for middle and high school students to do fun things for 5 day weekend. This has to be things that...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Nowhere to play, on Feb 11, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 10 comments | 359 Views

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Palo Alto DNA-privacy case could have wide implications

An appeals case filed by a Palo Alto couple could have far-reaching impacts regarding whether personal medical information...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Penny Wise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 12 comments | 3481 Views

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Palo Alto school board to discuss funding, models for student mental health

The Palo Alto school district is eyeing several new approaches to supporting student mental health and well-being, including...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 5 comments | 1392 Views

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'Changing the tide' on youth mental illness

More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 66 comments | 3042 Views

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Real compassion in college admissisons

Good NYT op-ed on the new college admissions proposal. What do people here think about the likelihood that our high schools...

Original post made by Barron Park dad on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 320 Views

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Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Another teacher, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 14951 Views

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Community Notebook: Parents start local mental-health support group

A group of parents who saw a need for a locally based, ongoing group to support other parents concerned about the mental...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm | 1 comment | 1798 Views

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ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by LauraM, on Feb 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 70 comments | 6444 Views

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Wired article: Palo Alto child kicked out of school because of DNA

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/schools-kicked-boy-based-dna/ Has anyone else read this article? I suppose that I must have...

Original post made by Nayeli P. on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by Supes not the problem, on Feb 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 14 comments | 634 Views

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Superintendent: District not informed by principal about sex-abuse investigation

Superintendent Max McGee said he first learned of serious child-abuse allegations made against an Ohlone Elementary School...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by LelandManorMom, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 7998 Views

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Teachers facing 'very serious housing crisis'

A group of five longtime Palo Alto Unified elementary and high school teachers spoke poignantly to the school board during...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:55 am | 97 comments | 9041 Views
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