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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by BalancedParent, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 487 comments | 356984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Overload, on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:05 am | 481 comments | 487266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

2007 School Board Election Forum

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Sep. 19, 2007
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:53 pm | 421 comments | 19929 Views

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Editorial: Caswell, Klausner, Hausser for Palo Alto school board

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Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:34 pm | 383 comments | 19363 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 Nayeli, on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm | 373 comments | 539054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly student accused of sexual assaults

A male Palo Alto High School student is facing at least three sexual assault allegations, including that he forced a female...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by common sense, on May 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm | 357 comments | 50291 Views

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Palo Alto protests 'unachievable' housing goals

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Original post made on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 16, 2008 at 1:01 am | 340 comments | 33034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 38933 Views

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Mandarin program sparks parents' hopes

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Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:55 am | 328 comments | 24448 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community discussion on "Everyday Math" curriculum

The elementary-school math textbook "Everyday Mathematics" emerged Monday afternoon as the overwhelming recommendation of...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Ze'ev Wurman, on Jul 6, 2009 at 4:30 pm | 318 comments | 50418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Op-Ed: PAUSD needs new leadership

Palo Alto parents are becoming increasingly frustrated with the school district's leadership on the issue of academic stress....

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Actually we were there., on Mar 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm | 290 comments | 23609 Views

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PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, on May 29, 2015 at 7:46 am | 285 comments | 38492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Legal eagle, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 265 comments | 30919 Views

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PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 257 comments | 33460 Views

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School board votes to change calendar

In an emotional split vote, the Palo Alto Board of Education voted early today (Wednesday) to change the district-wide academic...

Original post made on May. 11, 2011
Last comment by Student, on May 25, 2011 at 7:12 pm | 248 comments | 8968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays Mandarin-immersion vote

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Original post made on May. 23, 2007
Last comment by Fact Checker, on May 31, 2007 at 9:30 pm | 238 comments | 10692 Views

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Editorial: The 'zero' period hypocrisy

In the face of a community-wide discussion over how to respond to a suicide contagion that has now taken four teenagers since...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 236 comments | 24966 Views

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Editorial: As district lawyers step in, disappointing spin begins

As Palo Alto school officials brace for an inevitable lawsuit stemming from its failure to respond properly to the bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | 235 comments | 16894 Views

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Palo Alto school district leaders: No schools will close

Palo Alto Unified School District leaders are not electing to close schools in the face of the coronavirus but instead offering...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2020
Last comment by Historian, on Mar 13, 2020 at 12:15 pm | 234 comments | 24517 Views

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IT'S BACK!!!! Board votes to revisit MI as a choice program

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Mar. 27, 2007
Last comment by Ed Chi, on Jan 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm | 232 comments | 14503 Views
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