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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School child care provider pleads for financial help

Facing a financial crossroads, the Palo Alto nonprofit that provides subsidized after-school and child care services to more...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, 7 hours ago | 11 comments | 3998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Rescind, replace and approve

The Palo Alto Board of Education will make two important decisions next Tuesday night, and both will say a lot about what...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by PTA Member, 18 hours ago | 8 comments | 1592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority paves new path forward with Office for Civil Rights

Representing a marked change in stance from the 2014 Palo Alto school board, this year’s board appears determined to work...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by name withheld, 21 hours ago | 32 comments | 3668 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members ask for deeper, more comprehensive budget cuts

School board members expressed dissatisfaction on Tuesday with a set of budget cuts proposed to mitigate an ongoing multimillion...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Classified, on Feb 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm | 17 comments | 2694 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by More Cuts, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:39 pm | 26 comments | 6567 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Collins, DiBrienza for school board

Holding our local elected officials accountable for their performance in office is not something we do very well in Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by jkl, on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:43 am | 52 comments | 10723 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD 2017-2018 Calendar?

Any idea when the new PAUSD Calendar for next year will come out?...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 17, 2017
There are no comments yet. 128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools and RSAC schedule "Office Hours" to talk about renaming

There is a perception among many in the community that a decision has already been made regarding the renaming of Jordan...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm | 2 comments | 145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding the 'spark' in public education

A Palo Alto High School English teacher visited 100 classrooms to find positive stories in public education documented in...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Marc Vincenti (Save the 2,008), on Feb 17, 2017 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 4036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent seeks revisions on federal agreement

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is seeking to limit certain reporting and investigatory requirements outlined...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Truth, on Feb 17, 2017 at 11:39 am | 15 comments | 3263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit to offer intensive outpatient program for teens

A donation from an anonymous Palo Alto resident has enabled Children's Health Council to address a "critical gap in teen...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 5 comments | 3932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students no longer waiting to exhale

There's a scientific reason the saying "take a deep breath" exists. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/05/08/students-no-longer-waiting-to-exhale...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Migues, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 8400 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Complaint: school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Marcie Lipsitt, on Feb 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 7 comments | 3643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal complaint alleges school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hilarious, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monitoring software sparks concern, relief

Parents of sophomores and juniors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and seventh-graders at Jordan Middle School will soon...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 5175 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Progress report: Assessing all-day kindergarten

Jennifer DiBrienza's son was prone to tears and hiding under desks at the start of kindergarten last fall at Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Huge Palo Alto day care center closes

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto disappeared last week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula Day...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2011
Last comment by Janelle, on Feb 10, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 12 comments | 3212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Dickinson , on Feb 9, 2017 at 4:59 pm | 9 comments | 2680 Views

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Nonprofit to host youth suicide prevention forum Thursday

In anticipation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's release of its final report on youth suicide in Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm | 6 comments | 2379 Views

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County approves contract for teen inpatient unit, but still looking for more

Santa Clara County teenagers in mental-health crisis can now access inpatient hospital beds within the county's borders at...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by fcservices, on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm | 5 comments | 2448 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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