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Why would it change it's name? Lot's of Palo Alto named places are in other cities.
Palo Alto Military Academy? The name gives it, some cache.
Why can't the PAUSD schools provide weekly report cards and post all assignments online?
Palo Alto Military Academy? With Palo Alto's current political demographic? Thanks for the belly laugh, I needed that.
We moved here in 1940 when a Palo Alto Military Academy was located on Harriet Street, a block or two from the Children's Library. We kids didn't laugh at the boys marching in their uniforms since we knew it was an option for any boy who needed some discipline.
Rajiv - it would be great if teachers were required to post grades weekly and put assignments online. I think teachers are currently only required to post their grades once a quarter. Talk to the teacher's union!
It's so amusing to read Palo Altans when they post statements that come from a completely uninformed viewpoint. Makes them look right provincial. Then of course, let's top it off with shot at the teachers' union. Sheesh. To: Palo Alto Mom and Rajiv Bhateja, assignments and grades are online. Infinite Campus is the program used by all teachers to post grades. You obviously don't have a PAUSD kid, or you would be familiar with it. Maybe you are just happy being ignorant of what can be commonly called a fact... I can only laugh at your anti-union, anti-progressive nonsense. Without unions, we'd be even more at the mercy of people like you....the uninformed.
Alan - grades are posted on Infinite Campus, but not all teacher's update them on a regular basis. My daughter is a sophomore and I have a son who is a Paly graduate. Some of their teachers were great about posting regularly. Some posted once a week, some once a month, some once a quarter. I think in one class my son only received semester grades. There are also teacher who are great about turning back work promptly and some (English teachers) who don't turn back essays at all...
I'm not uniformed - perhaps you are? I would love it if the teachers were required to update grades on individual assignments on a regular basis. The private schools manage to do it at least weekly, perhaps we could manage monthly?
Our family is very pleased to see that Palo Alto Prep has found a new home. Two of our children attended and graduated from PAP and both are now attending 4 year colleges. Thank you and "way to go PAP!"
Didn't Palo Alto Military Academy change it's name to Harker?
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PAUSD has never mandated the posting of grades online in (first) InClass, (then) InfiniteCampus, and (now) Schoology. The #1 reason is it's not in the teachers' union contract. And the school board and administration have never made this a priority.
at least at paly, every teacher posts grades mid quarter and at the end of the quarter and of course, at the end of the semester. most of my daughter's teachers post weekly. i wish all of them posted once a week!