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Office for Civil Rights to visit Palo Alto schools

Staff from the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will be in Palo Alto this week to visit schools and...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2018
Last comment by Yuri, on Mar 27, 2018 at 6:56 am | 4 comments | 1676 Views


Palo Alto school district eyes budget cuts, but some ask for more

The Palo Alto school district has moved closer to providing concrete proposals for budget cuts that will help make up a budget...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Outrageous, on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 10 comments | 1676 Views


"Why are Palo Alto's Kids...."? Dear Palo Alto Onliners, This...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1675 Views


Poor response to teen suicides.

I find it shocking that the response to the suicides is flagrant opportunism on all sides. We have experts popping up for...

Original post made by Charles on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by good riddance, on May 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 1674 Views


Max McGee Has Not Performed

The school board has failed to hold the Superintendent accountable for his repeated failures to pay attention to his job....

Original post made by Do Your Job School Board on Aug. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1672 Views


The CDC Cavalry Ride In (on donkeys)

Suddenly all the media outlets in the Bay Area--not to mention Newsweek, The Washington Post, and ABC News Nightline--are...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Feb. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1672 Views


Meet the candidates

The arrival of two new school board members this fall comes at a time that, in many ways, is a turning point for the Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1671 Views


Helping others rather than asking for Halloween candy this Trick or Treat time

What about Unicef or collecting canned food for foodbanks? Do our kids really need to get more candy this Halloween? They...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1666 Views


Federal complaint alleges school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hilarious, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 1665 Views


How will PAUSD high schools prevent cheating this fall?

I'm curious how PAUSD is planning on enforcing its honor code on tests during remote learning. Even if all tests are open-book,...

Original post made by Curious Parent on Jul. 25, 2020
Last comment by Student, on Aug 4, 2020 at 7:35 pm | 12 comments | 1661 Views


Weekly: Please consider your use of gender in your "Athlete of the Week" Item

I have observed that the Weekly has a "boy athlete of the week" and a "girl athlete of the week" (so denominated on your...

Original post made by Michele Dauber on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Truth, on Jan 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm | 5 comments | 1655 Views


Why was the thread on Berkeley/Whistle blowers/Campanile closed?

Would the moderator/editor speak to why the thread on the Berkeley/Palo Alto whistle blowers, and the Campanile editorial...

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Sep 23, 2015 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 1652 Views


The Homework Spike

August 24, 2015 738 Los Robles Avenue August 24, 2015 Dear Online Friends, The “homework spike” that occurs...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by OrADifferentApproach, on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 1644 Views


Think Tank

Any feedback on the ThinkTank program? Is the Math and Science suitable for a regular ( not accelerated ) lane of middle...

Original post made by Not Sure on May. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1643 Views


Student-Created Inspirational Website

I am a senior at PALY, and I have made a website in response to the stress in this community. The point of the site is for...

Original post made by paly senior on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, on May 10, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 1639 Views


Sept. 19 - Interpreting the Common Core test results

After much anticipation, the California Department of Education released the results of the Smarter Balanced Assessments...

Original post made by Asm. Rich Gordon on Sep. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1633 Views


Suicide Prevention: The EQ Phone

I have an idea for a phone app to help reduce the incidence of teen suicide. I don’t need to tell anyone in Palo Alto,...

Original post made by Mac Clayton on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Privacy concerns, on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 2 comments | 1619 Views


Gunn Theatre's production of The Crucible--Haunting, riveting...relevant.

I just came from a preview of Gunn Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Riveting! Haunting….and,...

Original post made by Penny on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by The Real Donald, on Nov 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 1 comment | 1618 Views


Experiences with current social life in college?

I went to college in the 80s, pre-technology. It seems students have gotten more antisocial in college? Is anyone else having...

Original post made by Mom on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by buzzed, on Jun 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm | 4 comments | 1611 Views


Paly CS and robotics situation?

It's been nearly three weeks since Paly's former CS teacher and robotics coach resigned, but not much has been surfaced about...

Original post made by What's going on? on Nov. 5, 2018
Last comment by Alum, on Nov 6, 2018 at 9:08 am | 5 comments | 1610 Views
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