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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Differences in Gunn, Paly guidance systems

Two-thirds of high school students in Palo Alto "feel tremendous pressure to succeed academically," according to surveys...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cheng-z, on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 4250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

43 Palo Alto teachers receive tenure

Forty-three teachers representing most of Palo Alto's public school campuses will gather today for a yearly event known as...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 31, 2012 at 7:41 am | 29 comments | 6816 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A tipping point for school board?

Faced with a mess largely of their own making, Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and the school board sought this week...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Misha, on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 29 comments | 6692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding the way around Gunn

Freshmen at Gunn High School in Palo Alto recently shared random facts about themselves in the ice-breaking game, "Two Truths...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto Citizen, on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | 29 comments | 4719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Man arrested after housecleaner interrupts burglary

A Palo Alto resident, alerted by his housecleaner, came home to find a man allegedly trying to steal his vehicle Monday afternoon,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by the650nerd, on Dec 22, 2012 at 3:02 am | 29 comments | 3363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD needs an independent public investigation of bullying and student civil rights

Along with many Palo Alto residents, I was disappointed to learn last week that the US Department of Education's Office of...

Original post made by Ken Dauber on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Edmund Burke, on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:32 am | 29 comments | 8092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CA ban on school fees

http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_22702203/new-california-school-law-that-bans-fees-causes?source=most_viewed Note...

Original post made by A weary parent on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 10, 2013 at 10:54 am | 29 comments | 4372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers get 3 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers and school staff members will get a 3 percent raise plus a 1.5 percent bonus for the current school year...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Sorry, but..., on Apr 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 29 comments | 4217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 29 comments | 33937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:09 am | 29 comments | 3129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 6432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sherri, on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:23 am | 29 comments | 10113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park Dad, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm | 29 comments | 8773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes expansion of Mandarin immersion program

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday evening a proposal to expand Ohlone Elementary School's popular Mandarin...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm | 29 comments | 5648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford task force recommends expulsion as 'expected' sanction for sexual assault

A Stanford University task force charged with reviewing and issuing recommendations on sexual-assault policies and procedures...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense and innocence, on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:07 am | 29 comments | 7660 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on May 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 29 comments | 5679 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school district is considering a new comprehensive policy that would take a more intentional, inclusive approach...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Cherry, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 29 comments | 6314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Cubberley plan: Isn't the issue over-crowded schools?

Like many in our community, I am excited by the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) proposal presented at the...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sense, on Nov 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 29 comments | 5200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs $17 million Addison gift

The Palo Alto school board enthusiastically endorsed Tuesday night a multi-million dollar plan, paid for in full by an anonymous...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by High School Parent, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 29 comments | 5101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District defends itself in student-DNA case

The Palo Alto school district has fired back in response to an amicus brief the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by What Really Happened, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:47 am | 29 comments | 6787 Views
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