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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trustees to discuss primary math text options

Facing protest over their choice of a new elementary school math textbook, Palo Alto school administrators have invited parents...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2009
Last comment by paloaltomathtextbooks, on Apr 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm | 47 comments | 6603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Barron Park program trims 'achievement gap'

At-risk students are achieving meaningful gains in reading, mathematics and school attitudes in a small "College Bound" program...

Original post made on May. 12, 2009
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 14, 2009 at 8:38 am | 47 comments | 3757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Larger classes top list of proposed school cuts

Boosting elementary school class size by one student and cutting discretionary funds for school principals are among $3.7...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2010
Last comment by Love the politicians, on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:11 am | 47 comments | 3194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ohlone lottery

Ohlone lottery results became available. There were 7 applicants per each spot. We live a block away from school, but we...

Original post made by Midtown mom on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm | 47 comments | 7019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Winter Break Homework - It's Baaack

In 2008, the PAUSD Board, responding to concerns about student stress, ok'ed a "no homework" policy for winter break in 2009/10...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Sep 14, 2010 at 6:04 pm | 47 comments | 4759 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority may favor pre-break finals

A majority of Palo Alto Board of Education members suggested Tuesday they will support a proposed calendar that will end...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Nov 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm | 47 comments | 4053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents who want to attend School Board Meeting to protest mega High Schools

This thread is to put forward ideas and to help organize all parents who are interested in attending School Board meeting...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Me Too, on Feb 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm | 47 comments | 2641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Departing teacher pleads: 'Keep the play in kindergarten'

After 27 years of teaching 5-year-olds, Ginny Russell is departing this month with a cri de coeur -- a cry of the heart....

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by Carol Lowman, on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:51 pm | 47 comments | 12117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study sheds light on Buena Vista children

While Hispanic children in Silicon Valley tend to experience high drop-out rates and steep barriers to quality medical care,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Mar 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm | 47 comments | 7958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford student challenges university's handling of sexual assault case

A 21-year-old Stanford University student is challenging the administration's handling of a sexual assault case she reported...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Those 183 Votes, on Jun 7, 2014 at 2:45 pm | 47 comments | 12364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board moves forward on Paly gym project

The Palo Alto school board will convene for a special meeting Monday, July 13, to take action on two items relating to Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm | 47 comments | 7349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal ruling against school district likely

Legal findings against the Palo Alto school district look to be on the way in two sexual-harassment investigations at the...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2015
Last comment by Responsibility, on Dec 17, 2015 at 11:50 am | 47 comments | 7596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority against opening new high school

A majority of the Palo Alto school board stated unequivocally Tuesday night that they don't support even the exploration...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by My Take, on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:43 am | 47 comments | 7346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The inconvenient truth about David Starr Jordan

The Palo Alto Unified School District has formed a committee to review whether Jordan Middle School should be renamed, given...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 47 comments | 8184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, superintendent face breakdown in trust

Festering teacher concerns in the Ravenswood City School District came to a head last week when the teachers union announced...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by What a Cluster, on Jul 20, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 47 comments | 5007 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officer testifies he was concerned for his safety

Palo Alto Police Officer Kelly Burger testified in court Thursday afternoon that he took his Taser out of its holster March...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2008
Last comment by reading between the lines, on Dec 24, 2008 at 9:30 pm | 47 comments | 4371 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jaguar crashes into downtown Palo Alto toy store

An elderly couple in a Jaguar sedan crashed into the Palo Alto Sport Shop and Toy World on Waverley Street Tuesday at approximately...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by A Palo Alto parent, on Jul 17, 2009 at 4:12 pm | 47 comments | 2908 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man, 78, assaulted in home-invasion robbery

Palo Alto police are investigating a home-invasion robbery Friday afternoon during which a 78-year-old male resident was...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 31, 2010 at 10:29 am | 47 comments | 4035 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robbery suspect named, sought by police

A man who evaded police capture after a robbery outside Wells Fargo Bank on South California Avenue on Aug. 1 has been identified...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by fact, on Aug 3, 2011 at 5:28 pm | 47 comments | 3418 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One year later, questions remain about train/car collision

A year after Indiana resident Judith Goldblatt was killed when a train hit her rental car at the Charleston Road crossing,...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2012
Last comment by Reorganize, on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:29 am | 47 comments | 6152 Views
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