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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, 22 hours ago | 47 comments | 4951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local wrestlers included in national prep female rankings

Menlo-Atherton grad Chelsea Wilson and Palo Alto grad Sara Aguilar were both named to the girls' wrestling national top 10...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by GraceBrown, on Jul 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 1 comment | 709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grand jury urges new school parcel tax exemptions process

A Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury Report stated that the Palo Alto Unified School District is among the 22 school districts...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, on Jul 18, 2017 at 5:20 pm | 29 comments | 2663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jewish day school hires former Palo Alto Unified tech teacher

In a push to create good digital citizens, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School has hired Smita Kolhatkar, a former educational...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2017
Last comment by Annette Isaacson, on Jul 18, 2017 at 1:34 pm | 1 comment | 2982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Off Deadline: 'Contagious hope' is powerful antidote to 'suicide contagion'

A three-person panel speaking in late June to a modest audience at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park presented some simple-sounding...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Jul 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 7 comments | 2091 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent's tenure filled with accomplishments, difficulties

Max McGee's years as superintendent of the Palo Alto school district have been marked by some advances in innovation and...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by A Year, on Jul 12, 2017 at 9:48 am | 46 comments | 4725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district fills top, 'critical' positions

The Palo Alto school district announced Wednesday that outside hires from school districts in Virginia, Southern California...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2017
Last comment by Energy, on Jul 11, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 27 comments | 5052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High Enrollment, Is this news anymore?

Got this email from the district today. Whatever happened to all the talk of projected declining enrollments that one of...

Original post made by Elementary Parent on Jul. 5, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jul 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm | 15 comments | 623 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Supe Max McGee to retire next year

Max McGee came to the Palo Alto Unified School District in 2014 with high hopes of innovating education in the heart of Silicon...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2017
Last comment by Exasperated, on Jul 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm | 111 comments | 8922 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College counselor ?

My son, a senior at PALY wants to go through the college application process on his own, with appropriate level of help from...

Original post made by predicament? on Jul. 4, 2017
Last comment by Food for thought, on Jul 6, 2017 at 6:21 am | 4 comments | 303 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: In renaming schools, protect Fred Terman's legacy

A funny thing happened on the way to a school renaming: A respected and beloved Silicon Valley pioneer, with no connection...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2017
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Jul 4, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 26 comments | 2130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's Kathie Laurence named Gunn principal

Kathie Laurence, a Palo Alto High School assistant principal and former social studies teacher, will take over as the permanent...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2017
Last comment by Reader, on Jul 3, 2017 at 9:28 am | 36 comments | 6832 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

From alley to allee

Snazzy gardens come in all shapes and sizes, formal and informal. To locate this year's six stand-out gardens, Laurie Callaway,...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1865 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leadership exodus will reshape school district, again

With new principals starting at three of the district's five secondary schools and new top-level district administrators...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by Who Heads Special Ed? , on Jul 1, 2017 at 6:55 pm | 15 comments | 4550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Speakers to discuss suicide contagion

The author of a new book on suicide contagion, along with author and Palo Alto parent Julie Lythcott-Haims and a Gunn High...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2017
Last comment by Clocks don't lie, on Jul 1, 2017 at 12:36 am | 12 comments | 2045 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 Palo Alto parent, on Jun 30, 2017 at 11:40 pm | 89 comments | 15038 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix PAUSD: Do not renew McGee's contract

PAUSD Superintendent Gleen McGee is up for contract renewal and evaluation [portion removed; McGee's evaluation is on the...

Original post made by Fix PAUSD on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Now what?, on Jun 30, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 12 comments | 991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Castilleja's unwise stubbornness

Castilleja School, the highly regarded middle and high school that has educated girls for 110 years and around which has...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by What a Laugh, on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:35 am | 45 comments | 4326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm | 374 comments | 362292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board eyes ways to save high school positions

There could be relief ahead for two high school volunteer coordinators and five clerical staff at Gunn High School who recently...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 23, 2017 at 2:01 pm | 18 comments | 3037 Views
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