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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Changing the tide' on youth mental illness

More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Good, 6 hours ago | 44 comments | 2262 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Real compassion in college admissisons

Good NYT op-ed on the new college admissions proposal. What do people here think about the likelihood that our high schools...

Original post made by Barron Park dad on Feb. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 79 Views

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Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Another teacher, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 14802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Parents start local mental-health support group

A group of parents who saw a need for a locally based, ongoing group to support other parents concerned about the mental...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm | 1 comment | 1590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by LauraM, on Feb 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 70 comments | 6395 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wired article: Palo Alto child kicked out of school because of DNA

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/schools-kicked-boy-based-dna/ Has anyone else read this article? I suppose that I must have...

Original post made by Nayeli P. on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by Supes not the problem, on Feb 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 14 comments | 609 Views

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Superintendent: District not informed by principal about sex-abuse investigation

Superintendent Max McGee said he first learned of serious child-abuse allegations made against an Ohlone Elementary School...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by LelandManorMom, on Feb 3, 2016 at 11:07 am | 46 comments | 7771 Views

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Teachers facing 'very serious housing crisis'

A group of five longtime Palo Alto Unified elementary and high school teachers spoke poignantly to the school board during...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:55 am | 97 comments | 8751 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly journalism teacher pens book on innovative education

When Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki told one of her classes what her new book, "Moonshots in Education:...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 8 comments | 9024 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 | 5078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A 'moon shot' denied

Three of Palo Alto's five school board members courageously and emphatically said 'no' Tuesday night to initiating a months-long...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Innovator, on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 44 comments | 5730 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New district equity coordinator has deep background in bilingual ed

Palo Alto's first-ever equity coordinator was raised in a small agricultural town in California's Central Valley by an immigrant...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Culturally incompetent, on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:25 am | 6 comments | 3233 Views

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Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Alum, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 12 comments | 5766 Views

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VIDEO: Palo Alto school board discusses governance, district goals at retreat

The Palo Alto school board convened for an hours-long retreat on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Sheraton Hotel in Palo Alto, to...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 1415 Views

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School district tests out new math curriculum

Palo Alto Unified's elementary teachers started this year testing out mathematics curricula aligned with the new Common Core...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Math wars moronic, on Jan 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm | 15 comments | 4146 Views

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Palo Alto DNA-privacy case could have wide implications

An appeals case filed by a Palo Alto couple could have far-reaching impacts regarding whether personal medical information...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Stephen Jaffe, on Jan 28, 2016 at 1:15 am | 10 comments | 2962 Views

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transparency reduces suicides

I think Palo Alto by finally coming to terms with the cluster and stopping hiding it will result in no suicides this spring...

Original post made by biggo on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm | 3 comments | 273 Views

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School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by Shocked in PA, on Jan 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm | 25 comments | 4552 Views

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PUBLIC AGENDA: water-efficient landscaping, schools town hall, highway overpass project

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 18. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/01/15/public-agenda-water-efficient-landscaping...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2016
Last comment by Retreat, on Jan 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 1 comment | 2377 Views

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Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Jan 23, 2016 at 7:50 am | 119 comments | 8195 Views
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