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SCHOOLS & KIDS

In California, Bad Teachers Just Can't Be Fired

I really think we should all be aware of what our kids could be facing, yes, even here in Palo Alto. This is six pages...

Original post made by Scared for our Kids on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ron, on May 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm | 28 comments | 4544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force on teens seeks to be 'methodical'

A roomful of self-described Type-A personalities met at Palo Alto City Hall on Thursday to develop a comprehensive program...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by student, on Sep 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 28 comments | 4914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do high school students really write their college essays in English class?

In the current school board meeting packet, Superintendent Skelly asserts that "the senior English classes at both high schools...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:38 am | 28 comments | 5113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Space shortages possible at Addison, Palo Verde

Families of 31 prospective kindergartners who live in Palo Alto's Addison Elementary School area have been told there is...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by [email protected], on Aug 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 28 comments | 5988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: All the world in a single classroom

Fully one-third of Palo Alto's 12,300 public school students report that they speak a language other than English at home....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by David Garcia, on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 28 comments | 11865 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation donates $4.4M to Palo Alto schools

Parent and community volunteers have raised a record-breaking $4.4 million to donate to local public school campuses, the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 28 comments | 8019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What kinds of cars are students driving these days?

My son will have his driver's license at the end of summer and we only have two cars so will have to buy him a car. Sure,...

Original post made by Mom on Apr. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on May 10, 2012 at 11:10 am | 28 comments | 4606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beloved Former Paly Principal Dresses Down School Board and Superintendent Over PR Hire

Buried in the "packet" for last night's school board meeting was a letter from Sandra Pearson, the former Principal of Paly....

Original post made by Silence Dogood on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 17, 2013 at 7:42 am | 28 comments | 14825 Views

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East Palo Alto may sell school land to developer

East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District is in talks to sell or exchange acres of property -- including its own headquarters...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Ebonni Black, on Apr 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 28 comments | 5202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Officials to present 'lessons learned' from civil rights probe

Palo Alto school officials will present "lessons learned" from a federal civil rights investigation into a bullying case...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Answers, on May 9, 2013 at 1:20 am | 28 comments | 5533 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD VP Barb Mitchell falsely accuses OCR of interviewing students without parental consent

Palo Alto school board vice president Barbara Mitchell on Sunday escalated her attack on the US Department of Education's...

Original post made by Curious on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Jul 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm | 28 comments | 8289 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As director leaves, Project Safety Net hones mission

A community coalition that sprang up in the wake of a Palo Alto student "suicide cluster" in 2009, 2010 and 2011 has lost...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by pspage, on Sep 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm | 28 comments | 18352 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School headcount up this fall, but not by much

As Palo Alto school officials grapple with where to invest millions in a new elementary school campus, the latest enrollment...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by hi, on Sep 29, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 28 comments | 5652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, bus drivers honored with 'Sweetheart Awards'

At the annual "Sweetheart Awards" ceremony Wednesday, special education parents paid tribute to teachers and other school...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by PAUSD Professional Violations, on Mar 10, 2014 at 12:06 am | 28 comments | 14071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donations pour in to thank Palo Alto track guards

An effort to thank the security guards who stand watch at several Palo Alto train crossings started as a hopeful Facebook...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by A Parent, on Jan 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 28 comments | 10369 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by R Alvarez, on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:18 am | 28 comments | 9853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district fills top, 'critical' positions

The Palo Alto school district announced Wednesday that outside hires from school districts in Virginia, Southern California...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2017
Last comment by Energy U R my hero!, on Sep 12, 2017 at 12:03 am | 28 comments | 10571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lukewarm on teacher housing, school board doesn't direct staff to pursue further

Despite the rise in interest in building housing for teachers and staff in school districts across the Bay Area, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by ps, on Nov 19, 2019 at 3:10 am | 28 comments | 5736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Does Stanford Have to Do With the Dismal PISA Results?

The latest PISA results are just out: US students’ average math score ranks 37th and below the OECD average. Not long ago,...

Original post made by See Sth Say Sth on Dec. 3, 2019
Last comment by See Sth Say Sth, on Dec 21, 2019 at 9:38 am | 28 comments | 3457 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's seniors celebrate an unconventional graduation from their cars, but not without joy

On the night that would have been the class of 2020's graduation, Palo Alto's sidewalks and street corners were full of people...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2020
Last comment by THANK YOU PALO ALTO!, on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:50 pm | 28 comments | 15151 Views
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