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SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Wave that changed the world

The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Reginanicole, 57 minutes ago | 25 comments | 12736 Views

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Another sexual assault reported at Paly

A female Palo Alto High School student who said she was sexually assaulted on the school’s quad by a male student in November...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Thomas , 3 hours ago | 86 comments | 12920 Views

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Teen to receive Hornaday Award for environmental work

Wes Stocken, a seventh-grader at JLS Middle School and a Star Scout in Palo Alto's Boy Scout Troop 57, will receive the William...

Original post made on May. 28, 2017
Last comment by Kevin, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 528 Views

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Castilleja School changes expansion plans

Officials of Castilleja School unveiled revisions to a proposed expansion on Thursday, hoping that changes to an underground...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by No upside for Palo Alto, 15 hours ago | 60 comments | 5549 Views

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Editorial: A moment of truth

The Palo Alto Unified School District board of trustees faces a critical leadership test over multiple sexual assault revelations. Read...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
Last comment by full story, 20 hours ago | 16 comments | 3204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High School principal resigns

Denise Herrmann, who has served as principal of Gunn High School for the last three years, announced her resignation on Wednesday...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by More than one school, on May 26, 2017 at 10:36 pm | 52 comments | 10257 Views

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Law firm to investigate how district handled sexual-assault reports

The Palo Alto Unified Board of Education, facing pressure from alarmed parents and reacting swiftly to media reports of repeated...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Concerned Coach, on May 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 79 comments | 10089 Views

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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 I support PNQLNOW.ORG , on May 26, 2017 at 9:33 am | 30 comments | 8844 Views

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Cheating at Paly is okay?

Is Paly administration turning their heads at cheating also? My son came home and said that a Senior who is going to [portion...

Original post made by Parent on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Yimbytastic, on May 26, 2017 at 9:26 am | 8 comments | 422 Views

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Two men wanted for strong-arm robbery at Stanford University

Deputies at Stanford University are looking for two men wanted for a strong-arm robbery early Thursday morning, according...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by Fletcher, on May 26, 2017 at 1:28 am | 1 comment | 1230 Views

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Menlo Park superintendent to become chief innovations officer at Ravenswood

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will take on a new role as chief innovations...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Hiring in Times of Layoffs?, on May 25, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 12 comments | 2724 Views

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School board nears final 2017-18 budget

Nearing approval of the school district's 2017-18 budget, trustees on Tuesday directed staff to allocate funds to support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Coverup Culture , on May 25, 2017 at 1:50 pm | 7 comments | 1000 Views

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Casti should not be allowed to expand at their current site

Castilleja has been running an ad on PA online with the Master Plan for developing their campus. Knowing "the facts" about...

Original post made by No upside for Palo Alto on May. 24, 2017
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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 | 32782 Views

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Top administrator, middle school principal to resign

More leadership shakeups are on the way for the Palo Alto Unified School District, with its chief student services officer...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by Change the Culture, on May 21, 2017 at 8:16 am | 20 comments | 8180 Views

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Feeding families

Lemotu Evaimalo comes to the East Palo Alto Library with her three young children almost every day she has off from work....

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Friend, on May 18, 2017 at 9:29 am | 9 comments | 7742 Views

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Editorial: Beyond weighted GPAs

With a lifeline delicately crafted by Superintendent Max McGee, the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, on May 15, 2017 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 2922 Views

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School board backs budget additions

As the Palo Alto school district continues to grapple with a budget shortfall, trustees on Thursday directed staff to plan...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on May 13, 2017 at 10:30 am | 4 comments | 1636 Views

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Guest Opinion: Academic pressure can shortchange student engagement and passion

We need to listen better. Read the full guest opinion by Shounak Dharap here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/05/05/guest-opinion-academic-pressure-can-shortchang...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by 2 cents, on May 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 45 comments | 5763 Views

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Complaint: 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. 14, 2017
Last comment by Megan Carey, on May 12, 2017 at 6:16 am | 8 comments | 4658 Views
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