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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by GraceBrown, 9 hours ago | 22 comments | 2573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 14 hours ago | 15 comments | 2339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Rheinlander, 15 hours ago | 39 comments | 7247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to continue budget-management discussion

Palo Alto Unified School District administrators' salaries are competitive and in many cases above what surrounding districts...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Not worth the sacrifice, on Aug 24, 2016 at 8:58 pm | 17 comments | 2387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tell Us Your Kid's Class Sizes!

With all this debate about class sizes, let's share some actual data! Ask you kids how big their classes are, and post it...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, on Aug 24, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 40 comments | 2359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent to host elementary-math webinar

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will be hosting a live, online webinar this Wednesday evening to discuss a proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Eric, on Aug 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm | 12 comments | 1825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Palo Altans vie for county school-board seat

Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by iCare, on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:37 am | 7 comments | 2275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Uh-Oh, on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm | 14 comments | 390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LWV Symposium on Early Childhood education showed this

If you are interested in children's brain growth, family values and education in general, watch this amazing film shown yesterday...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Aug. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 87 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 4961 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 3045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pool of school-board candidates grows to six

A total of six candidates are officially vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Srinivasan, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 2884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Concerns, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 6 comments | 3055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High goes back to school

Paly Alto High School's campus was hectic with a mix of excitement, nerves and some dread about the year ahead on the first...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sally Kadifa, on Aug 18, 2016 at 9:43 pm | 16 comments | 5690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Protective order granted against teacher facing alleged sex crimes

The Palo Alto High School science teacher accused of sex crimes against a 15-year-old student may not contact her, a Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Aug 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 7633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's elementary, middle schools welcome kids back to class

New kindergartners waved goodbye to lingering parents, first-graders took "tours" of their first-ever own desks and some...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by It can be done!, on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 3821 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools wrestle with class-size targets

An eighth-grade algebra class at JLS Middle School with 33 students. A French class at Jordan Middle School with 33 students....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:11 am | 31 comments | 7812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to access Jordan schedules?

Some students have been able to access their schedules through Schoology and Infinite Campus. My student's schedule is not...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly expand student mental-health efforts

As the new school year begins in Palo Alto, students at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools will see changes on their campuses...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 8 comments | 4465 Views
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