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Common Core: Myths versus facts

Myth: The standards bring all states down to the lowest common denominator. Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by doug liser, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm | 4 comments | 5647 Views


Teacher bonus, boundary change on board agenda

A bonus for teachers and a boundary change between Addison and Walter Hays elementary schools are among topics on the agenda...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:24 am | 4 comments | 3009 Views


Will AYSO, Fall Ball, etc. start in August to align with school calendar?

Does anyone know if the non school sports will start their fall programs before Labor Day now that school starts early? Thanks....

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 16, 2013
Last comment by PAUSD Graduate, on Jan 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm | 4 comments | 2538 Views


VIDEO: Celebrating the 'Youth of the Year'

Three teenagers recounted stories of hardship and hope Wednesday night in semi-finals of the "Youth of the Year" speech competition...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 4 comments | 4691 Views


Have you experienced the "hidden" PAUSD's manual reconstructed by "Cardinal"?

I found this brilliant posting of "Cardinal" under the article "School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe "...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:43 am | 4 comments | 2876 Views


California Bill Seeks Campus Credit for Online Study

Read this and scream Palo Alto This...

Original post made by Annie on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by This is it, on Mar 14, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 4 comments | 2292 Views


East Palo Alto schools seek new superintendent

A search firm is seeking a replacement for Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Maria De La Vega, who has announced...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by La Toya King , on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:36 am | 4 comments | 2261 Views


New Gunn counseling survey suggests higher satisfaction level

A new survey of students at Gunn High School in Palo Alto suggests possible improvement in satisfaction levels with the school's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by oopsie, on Apr 17, 2013 at 9:29 am | 4 comments | 3147 Views


Interesting Division of Sexes and Instrumentation in Jordan Marching Band

I had the distinct pleasure of happening to be in the same neighborhood on the same street where the Jordan Marching Band...

Original post made by Marching Band Lover on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 4 comments | 2960 Views


Palo Alto zookeepers recall teaching moments

On a recent afternoon, between feeding the animals their dinners and putting them to bed, part-time zookeeper L. Lee Harper...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by Gloria Schulz, on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 4 comments | 5106 Views


Former student, now pop star in Japan, recounts story

A school-sponsored trip to Japan sparked a love for all things Japanese in Chris Hart, a 13-year-old African-American teenager...

Original post made on May. 19, 2013
Last comment by rob, on May 23, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 4 comments | 13202 Views


School Board To Vote on Contracts for Legal Services for Academic Year 2013-14

At the May 7th Board Meeting a proposal for the new legal firm contracts was put before the Board. At that meeting school...

Original post made by Also Curious on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by resident, on May 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm | 4 comments | 8056 Views


why are Spare The Air days not announced here?

Today and tomorrow are Spare The Air days. When heavy air pollution is forecasted for the Bay Area, we can make a difference...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 4 comments | 1887 Views


Game-making internship: summer fun, with a possibility of profit

Carrying his laptop and lunch, 13-year-old Gautam Mittal gets a ride from his dad to his summer internship each morning. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Eric Van Susteren, on Jul 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 2486 Views


City to host meeting on new bike boulevard

A new, bicycle-friendly route from Park Boulevard to Laguna Avenue in Palo Alto will be the topic of discussion at a community...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm | 4 comments | 7613 Views


School board to discuss superintendent search

In its first meeting since school Superintendent Kevin Skelly's announcement last week that he will step down June 30, the...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Feb 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm | 4 comments | 3406 Views


Student service entrepreneurs think globally and locally

The global and the local are on the minds of Gunn High School students who recently won small grants to fund their community...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by revdreileen, on Apr 12, 2014 at 8:28 pm | 4 comments | 3505 Views


Bullying guidelines get school-board committee's OK

After 18 months of discussion, Palo Alto school board members appear to have reached agreement on a policy outlining steps...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Skung, on May 15, 2014 at 4:22 am | 4 comments | 4634 Views


Title IX issues raised in latest federal civil-rights case

A complaint to the federal Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) was filed March 5 by a Gunn High School...

Original post made on May. 24, 2014
Last comment by frustrated mom, on May 26, 2014 at 10:37 pm | 4 comments | 2693 Views


Percentage of kids who drive themselves to school?

We regularly are told bike counts of how many kids ride bikes to school. Do we have the same figures for those juniors...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Biking Mom, on Jul 2, 2014 at 12:35 am | 4 comments | 1807 Views
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