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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Teri, too, 9 hours ago | 76 comments | 4199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does Common Core leave our kids behind?

As we are coming to terms with Common Core in our classroom there is criticism that it is dumbing down our kids' education. In...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Oh, Please, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Steven, Class of 67, 19 hours ago | 6 comments | 4938 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Our unsolicited PR advice for school district, city

There are two ways of looking at almost simultaneous decisions by Palo Alto City Manager Jim Keene and school district Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by just recalling, on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:02 am | 23 comments | 4799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shop Talk: ribs ramp-up; vanishing florists; kids' coding school

In this week's Shop Talk column: a local car wash ribs stop kicks it up a notch; Palo Alto's florists continue to disappear;...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by food, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm | 7 comments | 3241 Views

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School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals

Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sanity, on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:29 am | 21 comments | 2398 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 UCSD Student, on Aug 29, 2014 at 5:16 am | 307 comments | 122425 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss revised goals in first meeting of the year

In the Palo Alto Board of Education's first meeting of the 2014-15 school year tonight, members will continue to discuss...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Aug 27, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 1345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent emphasizes need for review, unity, proactivity

On the second day of the Palo Alto school board's annual retreat, new Superintendent Max McGee introduced six ambitious goals...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 50 comments | 6014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board discusses vision, role in annual retreat

The Palo Alto school board met in its annual retreat Tuesday, and with the added opportunity of a new superintendent's fresh...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by legal fees, on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:51 am | 16 comments | 2245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where is bh?

I've repeatedly overheard Paly kids discuss "bh" as a gathering spot for smoking pot during school hours and for storing...

Original post made by PalyParent on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by anony mouse, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly among state's top six in SAT scores

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rank in the top six California high schools in average SAT scores, according to data to be...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by BTW, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 39 comments | 4029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Board Priorities, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 68 comments | 22004 Views

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In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by More important, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 4732 Views

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Please rate Paly teachers

I have found these ratings to be helpful and accurate. Please help others by rating teachers you have had at ratemyteachers.com http://www.ratemyteachers.com/palo-alto-high-schoo...

Original post made by Student on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Aug 24, 2014 at 1:05 am | 10 comments | 775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge board to consider middle school Mandarin immersion program

A group of six Palo Alto parents spoke to the Board of Education during a brief public comment session at the beginning of...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Aug 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 59 comments | 5727 Views

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Teen arrested in Gunn graffiti case

Palo Alto police have arrested a 17-year-old and detained an 18-year old in a May 12 graffiti incident, which involved racist...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Aug 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm | 12 comments | 4407 Views

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Ravenswood district seeks input on new, consolidated middle school

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is launching an "intensive listening campaign" to solicit community...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Aug 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 906 Views

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Bikes crossing Oregon with new lights and safety islands

I would love to hear comments from those who use these intersections today and for the new school year, bikes, drivers, pedestrians....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 13 comments | 406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students return to school

About 12,600 Palo Alto students went back to school Monday and Tuesday, and school district officials said they expected...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 3042 Views
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