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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student streaking: Alarm over mixed messages

Concern over the rising incidence of streaking on the Palo Alto High School campus reached an apparent boiling point among...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 minutes ago | 17 comments | 6154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-Paly principal disciplined for harassment

Former Palo Alto High School principal Phil Winston, who resigned last June 13 citing health and "work-life balance" reasons,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, 1 hour ago | 107 comments | 27748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Wondering?, 4 hours ago | 23 comments | 2955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent evaluation news needed

We have no news from the evaluation of the superintendent by the board from the February 6 meeting. Can the Weekly ask a...

Original post made by Evaluate this! on Feb. 8, 2014
Last comment by Why, 16 hours ago | 53 comments | 2607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds investigating Paly response to sexual harassment

The federal Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is currently investigating whether Palo Alto High School...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 2250 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trying to gauge nanny compensation market--fair or highway robbery?

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Original post made by Nanny Searcher on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by pampclub person, 22 hours ago | 71 comments | 6095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrator Kathleen Meagher to leave for Virginia

A top Palo Alto school administrator and former Duveneck Elementary School principal has announced she is leaving to take...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Mom, on Apr 14, 2014 at 11:55 am | 7 comments | 2515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are testing days counted as school days?

My kid, a sophomore at Paly, has a test today at school, 8.15 - 10.15 and then is finished for the day. It seems the juniors...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 94 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Hard school lessons

The revelation that former Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston engaged in "unprofessional conduct and unsatisfactory...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Perspectives, on Apr 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 3688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents giving teachers gifts before they give kids grades

My daughter told me that some of the parents now go to the teachers after the kids have taken tests and give them presents....

Original post made by Theresa on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by creepy, on Apr 13, 2014 at 10:19 am | 24 comments | 879 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student service entrepreneurs think globally and locally

The global and the local are on the minds of Gunn High School students who recently won small grants to fund their community...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by revdreileen, on Apr 12, 2014 at 8:28 pm | 4 comments | 812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In-depth report: How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying

In a liberal-minded community that prides itself on top-notch schools, high-achieving students and progressive values, the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Apr 11, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 65 comments | 10738 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 teacher, on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:59 am | 273 comments | 96246 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nueva Upper School feedback

I am looking at high school options, and the fairly new high school Nueva Upper School seems to be saying the right things...

Original post made by Ana18 on Apr. 10, 2014
There are no comments yet. 135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A primer on student loans

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/09/20/a-primer-on-student-loans posted Friday, September...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jull, on Apr 9, 2014 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 98 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How are our college acceptance rates this year?

While my son has gained entry into most of the name colleges he applied to besides his reach schools, I was amazed to read...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:46 am | 27 comments | 894 Views

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Setting aside time for discussing, 'dissolving' stereotypes

In the social and ethnic stew of Palo Alto schools, students work and play on a daily basis with kids from an array of nationalities,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Believe it!, on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:18 am | 15 comments | 3157 Views

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Refuting stereotypes through 'Not in Our Schools'

"Not everyone is smart." "Not all Jewish people are rich." Students at JLS Middle School offered those suggestions when asked...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Alfred fan, on Apr 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 18 comments | 2160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The art of science

Last month, in what is being called a "re-imagining of the humanities," Stanford University announced the creation of two...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Apr 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm | 1 comment | 3090 Views

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Overcoming abuse

Editor's note: This article includes graphic language and may not be suitable for younger readers. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2014 at 8:44 am | 19 comments | 6285 Views
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