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Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by itspigface, on Jun 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 484 comments | 283003 Views


Parents: Keep calm and parent on

I am a psychiatrist. After the tragedy last week, my phone has not stopped ringing with calls from concerned fellow parents....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by Earl Kelly, on May 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 211 comments | 261530 Views


Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 27 comments | 251023 Views


Menlo Park considering suspending Tinsley Settlement

Tinsley settlement The Tinsley voluntary transfer program resulted from a 1986 court settlement over a desegregation lawsuit....

Original post made by palo alto mom on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Don't hold EPA back!, on Jan 1, 2010 at 6:43 am | 66 comments | 250483 Views


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 | 232823 Views


Emails reveal internal school discussions

Palo Alto school-district superintendent Kevin Skelly has made a practice of communicating with school board members via...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Alumni, on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:07 am | 132 comments | 98051 Views


School board members take umbrage at allegations of possible Brown Act violations

Stung by what they view as unfair allegations that they violated California's open-meeting law, Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by amazed, on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | 131 comments | 93996 Views


School district responds to teen's death

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Lucas, on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm | 119 comments | 93388 Views


School documents and source materials

In addition to documents and other original source material linked within news stories, other material obtained from the...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
There are no comments yet. 83799 Views


Students plan peaceful protest to 'hate minister'

Nearly 1,500 students plan a "peaceful protest" against an anti-gay, anti-Semitic activist who has announced his group will...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 96 comments | 70986 Views


Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by alpaca, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:08 am | 167 comments | 65704 Views


Making high school happier, funnier

In the academically intense culture of Gunn High School, a class where students gather in "gratitude circles" and practice...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 20 comments | 56757 Views


A 'hidden population' in Palo Alto schools

The details were hazy but the urgency was clear: A family with three Palo Alto schoolchildren was living in their car, with...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by BPMe, on Nov 15, 2013 at 6:38 am | 45 comments | 55966 Views


School board under pressure on counseling

Under scrutiny over guidance counseling at Gunn High School, Palo Alto school board members this week said decision-makers...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by time to end this, on Jun 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm | 48 comments | 55373 Views


Palo Alto teen killed on tracks Tuesday

A 16-year-old Palo Alto male died on the train tracks early this morning, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn has confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2014
Last comment by Brendan, on Nov 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 24 comments | 52865 Views


Mother struck, seriously injured by car

A woman who was walking her young child to school was struck by a car in Barron Park Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Cindy, on Dec 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 103 comments | 49468 Views


High school life: To whom it may concern

A veteran Palo Alto educator reflects on the challenges of high school -- and how teachers, students and parents can help. ■...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Parenting 100, on Nov 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 130 comments | 47276 Views


Commissioners kick back bike-boulevard plan

Wondering why a plan for a bike boulevard doesn't contain any data about bike trips, the Palo Alto Planning Commission kicked...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 55 comments | 44731 Views


Gunn, Paly graduates reflect on their high school experiences

Graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools feel well prepared academically and socially for college, though more than a...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 59 comments | 42918 Views


Achievement test data sparks heated discussion

Responding to criticism that he's excessively focused on test scores, Palo Alto School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2011
Last comment by Finland does it better, on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 130 comments | 40407 Views
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