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District devotes additional funding for smaller classes

In recent months, the district has devoted additional funding to lower secondary class sizes for the new school year. In...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Source? , on Aug 14, 2016 at 6:38 pm | 3 comments | 1522 Views


School district: 'No' on new elementary school, but explore K-8 site

Palo Alto school district leadership are recommending against the long-discussed proposal of opening a 13th elementary school,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:00 am | 3 comments | 2847 Views


Melissa Baten Caswell

After serving for almost a decade on the Palo Alto Board of Education, Melissa Baten Caswell didn't initially plan to run...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on Oct 13, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 3 comments | 1931 Views


School board gives feedback on budget cutbacks for next year

The Palo Alto school board mostly refrained from giving line-item feedback on a list of potential budget cutbacks for the...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by failing at the job, on Oct 19, 2016 at 3:19 pm | 3 comments | 2638 Views


Royalty, Sumo wrestlers and Pokemon?

Five minutes before the day let out at Gunn High School on Oct. 20, there was no sign of life outside on Titan Field, just...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Good, clean FUN!, on Oct 28, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 3211 Views


Where the Palo Alto school-board candidates stand on class size

At a town hall meeting on the Palo Alto school district’s budget shortfall on Sept. 15, Superintendent Max McGee made a...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 4073 Views


Appeals court overturns dismissal of DNA-privacy lawsuit

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned this week the dismissal of a family's lawsuit against the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Good, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm | 3 comments | 2973 Views


Community Notebook: Wellness class series for parents

The Palo Alto school district is hosting a free three-class series to help parents support their children's physical and...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by 2017!, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 2080 Views


Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Amy, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:01 pm | 3 comments | 5011 Views


With two new members, school board to discuss array of items at first meeting

The newly constituted Palo Alto school board, with two new members and a re-elected one, will discuss an array of items at...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Lead by Example Please, on Dec 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 686 Views


M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies

Only eight days after going to the emergency room with a mysterious illness, Aisea Mataele, a 14-year-old freshman at Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Akanesi, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 5888 Views


Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90

A giant in the worlds of both academia and policy, Sidney Drell, emeritus professor of theoretical physics at SLAC National...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 3947 Views


Community Notebook: 'Being a Teen in the Valley' panel

Local teenagers will share what it's like to grow up in Silicon Valley at a panel discussion this Wednesday, Jan. 4, hosted...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 5919 Views


Community Notebook: School district to host special-ed 'listening tours'

To solicit further public input on its special education services and a recent report evaluating them, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Get Real, on Jan 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 3227 Views


'The Three Little Pigs' build homes at PA Children's Theatre

Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? In Palo Alto Children’s Theatre’s new production of "The Three Little Pigs," that...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2017
Last comment by Jeral Poskey, on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:17 pm | 3 comments | 1804 Views


Eastside rolls over Rolling Hills to win state title

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Division V state finals Friday. But this one...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Rich Altmaier, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1798 Views


Project Safety Net announces new structure

After several years of leadership turnover and uncertainty about its sustainability, Project Safety Net, the Palo Alto youth...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Advocate, on Mar 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm | 3 comments | 2905 Views


Ohlone Elementary principal announces retirement

The latest in a flurry of leadership changes for the Palo Alto school district comes from Ohlone Elementary School, where...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mediocrity, on May 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 3936 Views


School board to continue budget talks Wednesday

The school board will continue discussing potential cuts for the 2017-18 budget at a special meeting tonight, Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Ha ha ha, on May 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 1501 Views


Ravenswood district to open new middle school

The Ravenswood City School District is opening a new middle school in East Palo Alto this fall with the hopes of reversing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2017
Last comment by GET HER OUT! Charlie Mae Knight, on May 11, 2017 at 11:07 am | 3 comments | 3617 Views
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