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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School isn't only stressful for our kids—it's depressing.

Dear Palo Alto Onliners, Let's think clearly—and we'll find solutions sooner! Our school leadership says, "Stress...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 4 comments | 1140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sweetheart Awards honor community's commitment to special-needs students

Red and pink streamers, clusters of balloons and a large hand-painted banner reading "SWEETHEARTS" adorned the multipurpose...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Walter Underwood, on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm | 4 comments | 5756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD principals shuffled

Looks like superintendent Max McGee is trying to solve a few thorny issues by initiating a dance of the principals: Below...

Original post made by Tip of iceberg on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Tip of iceberg, on Mar 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments | 1946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss Paly, Gunn self-studies

Palo Alto's two high schools will be the main focus of Tuesday night's school board meeting, with the board set to approve...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 10, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 4 comments | 2654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent drivers behaving badly

Dear (insert Palo Alto middle school name here) parents: 1. The school did not post the "no left turn until 8:30 a.m." sign...

Original post made by Truthseeker on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by iSez, on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 1021 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Miss Wesson's special gift to generations of kids, teachers and parents

I did a bit of time travel this month: I visited my third-grade teacher, "Miss Wesson," from Los Gatos Elementary School....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 4 comments | 4332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students ask: What's it like to be me?

The hallways, courtyard and rooms of the Palo Alto Art Center were given over last Friday evening to poignant, uninhibited...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by curious, on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 5935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The competitive high school perspective and a parent's opportunity to help their student

PART 1: My experience teaching at a high school with an API over 850 Following the most recent suicide tragedy at Palo...

Original post made by lesliefunk on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Another, on Mar 31, 2015 at 7:07 am | 4 comments | 1140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheaper, Better, Happier Schools? And FASTER! How?

http://m.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-home-schooling-diy-alternative-to-public-education/article/392921 Every...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:25 am | 4 comments | 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We are overenrolled and non-residents are attending PAUSD

Here's the form for reporting non-residents attending PAUSD. Why should I pay for non-residents to attend PAUSD? Why should...

Original post made by Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on May 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm | 4 comments | 1145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The take-away for Paly grads: life lessons

Palo Alto High School graduated 472 seniors on Wednesday, June 3, in a ceremony that was marked by jubilation but also deep...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:34 am | 4 comments | 6435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD parcel tax, PAEA, public relations, Phil

It's the end of the school year and PAUSD is hoping you are on vacation, but read through tonight's board packet and you...

Original post made by Citizen report on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm | 4 comments | 887 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Entrepreneurial mom pairs Mandarin tutors with immersion students

Kristina Klausen was looking for a way that her two daughters could get extra practice conversing in Mandarin outside of...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by artbuilder, on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 9152 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dr Rowen, viruses and ozone therapy v vaccines

Yes, ozone therapy is very effective against viruses and bacteria, such as measles, even ebola. Here is one of many interviews...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 1, 2015
Last comment by A Jacks, on Aug 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 4 comments | 914 Views

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VIDEO: On this week's Behind the Headlines

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Editor in Chief Jocelyn Dong, Publisher Bill Johnson and...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2015
Last comment by Ed B., on Oct 12, 2015 at 10:29 am | 4 comments | 3745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What if teachers are unavailable except during class?

Do teachers have to help students? Some Paly teachers leave campus as the bell is ringing. The only time they are available...

Original post made by Been There on Oct. 15, 2015
Last comment by True, on Oct 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 4 comments | 900 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recommendation not unanimous, superintendent admits

Members of the High School Task Force, a group planning for the future of Palo Alto's high schools, are dissatisfied with...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 2, 2015 at 8:52 am | 4 comments | 1244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Person: A conversation with Esther Wojcicki, journalism/English teacher, education innovator and author

Esther Wojcicki, also known as Woj, talks with Lisa Van Dusen from the new Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center (MAC)...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2015
Last comment by James, on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 8754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Harvard, Princeton and Palo Alto have in common

One of the country’s premier universities, of course, but they also share a stake in the country’s necessary...

Original post made by Lars Johnsson on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm | 4 comments | 1067 Views
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