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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Children's Theater closed door policy

The new policy at PACT mandates that parents are not allowed to accompany their children to an audition, which is conducted...

Original post made by Ok on Jun. 16, 2009
Last comment by a Palo Alto resident, on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:13 pm | 33 comments | 3547 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools brace for state cuts

Palo Alto school officials are battening down the hatches in anticipation of a state funding cut that could be as high as...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2011
Last comment by truth, on Jul 10, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 33 comments | 3754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School official calls for a change in teacher 'mindset'

Palo Alto teachers must change their "mindsets" if the school district is ever to escape state sanctions for having a substantial...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm | 33 comments | 3931 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill officials lament 'missed opportunity' on Cubberley

As Foothill College prepares for an eventual exit from Palo Alto, college officials expressed regret they could not reach...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by can't believe it, on Aug 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm | 33 comments | 3182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Walking and rolling' to school

Defying national trends and increasing auto congestion, a growing number of Palo Alto students are making their way to school...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm | 33 comments | 4137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen Drivers and Their Restrictions.

As the parent of a newly licensed driver, I am very interested to know what other parents are allowing their young drivers...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Jun. 10, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 15, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 33 comments | 8876 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school counseling returns to school board

In the charged debate over guidance counseling services at Gunn High School, Superintendent Kevin Skelly has suggested hiring...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2012
Last comment by data dizzy, on Jun 13, 2012 at 5:16 pm | 33 comments | 3188 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Smart phones in high school

I would like to open the topic of smart phones in high schools. DISCUSS I believe they are a bad idea because: 1. We...

Original post made by Annie on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:41 am | 33 comments | 3817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Palo Alto school board in parallel universe

The poor school board just can't catch a break. Try as they might to follow the advice of their attorney and send the message...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Current parent, on May 11, 2013 at 9:52 am | 33 comments | 4739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone experienced with Alta Vista?

My daughter has gotten so little help at Paly as an LD kid (she is on a 504, and was on an IEP in elementary school) that...

Original post made by adhd/ld mom on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm | 33 comments | 2557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:19 am | 33 comments | 32218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get 4 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers this year will get a 4 percent raise along with a onetime bonus of 2 percent under a tentative collective-bargaining...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by You scratch my back, on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 33 comments | 32285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority Palo Alto graduates reflect on the good and the bad

The power of teachers and coaches — and of early, clear communications about college requirements — emerged in "exit...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by full disclosure, on Mar 11, 2014 at 3:45 pm | 33 comments | 6643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board ponders health benefits for its own members

The Palo Alto school board is weighing the pros and cons of offering health benefits to its own members following a subcommittee's...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 33 comments | 10891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The value of world languages in elementary school?

Why do people think world language in elementary school is so important? What about more science and computer programming,...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Been There, on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 33 comments | 1606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A theater also rises

Passersby might have noticed the massive 26,000-square-foot building whose skeleton has emerged over the last several weeks...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 14, 2015 at 11:31 am | 33 comments | 8227 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford marching band, suspended, to appeal decision

The Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is fighting a decision university administrators announced Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by jr, on Dec 16, 2016 at 3:38 pm | 33 comments | 10035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District may hire full-time Title IX officer, investigator

Palo Alto school board members are considering hiring a dedicated Title IX compliance officer and a separate investigator...

Original post made on May. 31, 2017
Last comment by Board Mis-Management, on Jun 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm | 33 comments | 5704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OCR to investigate Paly sex-assault cases

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will investigate two separate reports of sexual assault at Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2017
Last comment by Paly Dad, on Sep 7, 2017 at 10:47 am | 33 comments | 6397 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victim AND rapist need our prayers

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Original post made by Ann on Nov. 3, 2007
Last comment by james, on Nov 9, 2007 at 4:00 pm | 33 comments | 5983 Views
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