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Survey of alumni reveals surprises

Original post made on Oct 6, 2017

This past year, Gunn High School junior Meghna Singh pursued an independent research project through the district's Advanced Authentic Research program, examining the life trajectories of Gunn and Palo Alto High School alumni. She distributed the online survey through Facebook, community websites and newsletters, personal emails and word of mouth and collected 618 responses from graduates of the years 2004 through 2014. The survey asked questions about high school, college and post-college experiences, including measures of success, income, happiness levels, mental health and priorities at the time.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Great Initiative!
a resident of Gunn High School
on Oct 6, 2017 at 1:14 pm

This is a great initiative that Ms. Singh has undertaken and I hope to hear more details about the results she obtained. I think it would be really helpful to extend the survey more broadly as well, such as contacting the rest of the alums from those years. It would be a difficult task and would require support of others, but the additional information would provide even more comprehensive feedback.

This was obviously a lot of work and kudos to Ms. Singh for getting so many responses!

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Posted by steve
a resident of Palo Verde School
on Oct 11, 2017 at 7:39 am

our kids are depressed!

this is the work of the damned meddling SCHOOL!

here's how you make kids less stressed, "PAUSD":
cut the bad 'social' programs, and actually lower student's workload!

back in my day we barely had any homework in High School! we didn't need these 'social' programs as a class, because we actually had time to make friends after school.

it's no wonder the kids in the district don't have social knowledge -- it's because between their homework, sports, and forced 100 hours community service, they don't have any time to be with friends

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