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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Off Deadline: Journalism teacher takes aim at critical thinking, internationally

Esther Wojcicki — "Woj" to her friends and the Palo Alto High School (Paly) journalism and English students she has...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Joe, 9 hours ago | 3 comments | 1545 Views

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Who is BETTER? PAUSD or Los Altos?

Having many friends in the surrounding districts, I am still really wondering if we aren't missing the real problem here....

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by It's a Draw, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm | 31 comments | 2342 Views

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Shocking News - PAUSD miscalculated tax revenue in teacher contract negotiation!

Not sure what to say about this. Hopefully the papers will dig in and explain it. But the bottom line seems to be that...

Original post made by Parent of 2 on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on Jul 15, 2016 at 6:49 am | 3 comments | 221 Views

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FPPC to fine Palo Alto school board member for late campaign filing

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC)'s Enforcement Division has recommended the agency fine Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2016
Last comment by Carl Thomsen, on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:18 am | 2 comments | 1678 Views

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Palo Alto middle school vandalized twice

JLS Middle School was vandalized twice in the past week, with "disparaging remarks" against teachers and references to the...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2487 Views

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Castilleja School celebrates students who lead

On Saturday afternoon, 67 girls clad in an array of white dresses strode across the circular lawn at Castilleja School arm-in-arm...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2016
Last comment by Friend, on Jul 7, 2016 at 8:39 am | 22 comments | 5690 Views

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Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by That felt awkward, on Jul 6, 2016 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 5572 Views

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Athlete profile: Ira Glick

Dr. Ira Glick plays basketball because he "loves it" and because it helps him to stay healthy -- mentally and physically....

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2016
Last comment by Mike Buscemi, on Jul 5, 2016 at 4:51 am | 1 comment | 3259 Views

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Castilleja to seek approval for growth plan

Castilleja School leaders announced at a community meeting Wednesday night that they plan to file a conditional-use permit...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by Marc, on Jul 4, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 17 comments | 4278 Views

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Fourth of July fun

It's America's birthday! Celebrate the Declaration of Independence on Monday, July 4, with feasting, fireworks, parades and...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2016
Last comment by Eric Mills, on Jul 2, 2016 at 9:00 am | 1 comment | 3946 Views

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Suicide "musical" an insensitive and incorrect protrayal

Hello, we are two anonymous Gunn students. Recently, we watched A Theatre Near U's original play "A Beautiful Glass." According...

Original post made by Two anonymous Gunn students on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Jul 2, 2016 at 3:57 am | 29 comments | 2506 Views

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Santa Clara County commits $600K to youth mental-health center

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Tuesday $600,000 over three years to support two "critical"...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm | 10 comments | 5376 Views

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School board slows down math curriculum-adoption process

With the ire from the school district's last mathematics textbook-adoption process looming in Palo Alto Unified's not-too-distant...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Lera, on Jun 25, 2016 at 9:42 am | 4 comments | 2895 Views

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Charter high school in East Palo Alto voted down

Despite testimonies of support from a standing-room-only crowd, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Cohen, on Jun 21, 2016 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 2514 Views

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Public request to Palo Alto High School & PAUSD

In response to multiple, recent incidents of Palo Alto H.S. teachers investigated for inappropriate acts with students, please...

Original post made by Palo Alto High School Parent on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Open , on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:46 am | 8 comments | 622 Views

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Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 71 comments | 34844 Views

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PAUSD agenda item: paying Glenn McGee more money

On the agenda yesterday was the annual evaluation of the PAUSD superintendent, Glenn McGee. His million-dollar contract will...

Original post made by While you were sleeping on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Limit his contract , on Jun 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 339 Views

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Raising funds for sister is music to Miranda's ears

Menlo School's Robert Miranda, who is coming off a sophomore season in which he had a podium finish at state in cross country...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by matt, on Jun 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1029 Views

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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 More truthiness, on Jun 17, 2016 at 7:47 am | 3 comments | 2748 Views

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Closing Night

The Haymarket Theatre in Palo Alto in California is a machine, a rhythm, the sound of color, a perfect blend of old and new,...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Paly Speech and Debate, on Jun 15, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 237 Views
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