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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family: Student had suffered from depression

The parents of a Palo Alto student who died by suicide on Jan. 24 have released a statement saying that their son had struggled...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by paly_parent, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 1065 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by chris, 1 hour ago | 24 comments | 2023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district responds to teen's death

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by keluchnae, 3 hours ago | 111 comments | 69340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 7 hours ago | 98 comments | 5241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students gain access to admissions records

About 1,000 students are due to get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Stanford University's admissions office...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Niko, 9 hours ago | 9 comments | 7105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, 17 hours ago | 15 comments | 444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Board Meeting - organize ourselves to appear on Tuesday and demand changes

In light of the recent suicides and student stress, as many parents, students, concerned residents, should turn up at the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by _Parent, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 478 comments | 11306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs increased parcel tax

All of the Palo Alto school board members expressed support Tuesday night for what they said is a much-needed financial injection...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:43 am | 60 comments | 5987 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To sleep, perchance to dream of change

The Palo Alto Weekly article (Jan. 9) on the sleep assembly at Gunn High School continued a lively discussion on how we can...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 57 comments | 5024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magical Bridge Playground looking for innovative play experience for hearing impaired

Calling all Magical Thinkers & Tinkers .... Magical Bridge needs YOUR input! We just learned our music zone needs one...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 88 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 am | 6 comments | 3638 Views

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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 Educator, on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 6 comments | 5569 Views

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Larry Page and Max McGee spotted!

Heard from a PAUSD teacher that Larry Page ($28 billion) is getting a personal tour of Ohlone elementary with Max McGee today,...

Original post made by gohard on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm | 14 comments | 794 Views

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Committee to take broader look at enrollment in Palo Alto schools

The third time's the charm, the school district hopes, as it moves toward creating the third committee in two years that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:58 am | 10 comments | 2215 Views

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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 A Counselor, on Jan 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 324 comments | 174317 Views

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Palo Alto school board to discuss renewed parcel tax, enrollment committee

In advance of the quickly approaching expiration date of the school district's current parcel tax, the Palo Alto Board of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 27 comments | 2162 Views

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Community Notebook: Conference will focus on mental health

Two well-known mental health advocates and individuals with mental illness will speak at a free conference on Saturday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments | 2785 Views

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UC freshman applications grow

From the SJ Mercury News: "Every one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses had more freshman applications this year, making...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 217 Views

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A space where creativity reigns

In a cluttered classroom at Cubberley Community Center last Friday afternoon, the sound of smooth jazz was playing in the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barack Obama, on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 4612 Views
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