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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 UCSD Student, on Aug 29, 2014 at 5:16 am | 307 comments | 126127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 103841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 103773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 96546 Views

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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 | 89121 Views

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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 | 63100 Views

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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 | 53390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 48780 Views

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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 | 46998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 36431 Views

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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. 35218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math textbook adoption: Reactions to Wed. night meeting

The debate on what math textbook program Palo Alto schools should adopt continues with differing viewpoints on last night's...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous 78, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 208 comments | 34171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Elusive bullying policies

It is bad enough that the Palo Alto school district has still not complied with state anti-bullying laws that took effect...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by SPSA Boad of Education Meetings , on Nov 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm | 30 comments | 33717 Views

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Ex-Paly principal disciplined for harassment

Former Palo Alto High School principal Phil Winston, who resigned last June 13 citing health and "work-life balance" reasons,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:58 am | 107 comments | 33185 Views

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Paly students find a fiery passion in glassblowing

Heat, light and camaraderie fuel a well-ordered space on the northern edge of the Palo Alto High School campus, where more...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Kelli Hagen, on Sep 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 7 comments | 32955 Views

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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 | 32954 Views

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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 | 30987 Views

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Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 30877 Views

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Parents, school officials, exchange tense words

Frustrated parents interrupted school district officials Sunday evening in a sometimes tense discussion of the emotional...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Feb 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm | 169 comments | 30799 Views

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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 student, on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm | 127 comments | 30066 Views
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