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SCHOOLS & KIDS

An old-fashioned, face-to-face student summer exchange

This year, Gunn High School sophomore Katie Russell and Oaxaca 15-year-old Sofi Morales Calvo are the sole participants in...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2013
Last comment by Chris Logan, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 3122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school in July

Nearly 150 Palo Alto elementary and middle-school teachers returned to school Monday for an optional four-day "summer institute...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Maybe this will help, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 2714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where there's Hope, there's gold-medal opportunities

Hope Schroeder appears to be your typical high school student. The 17-year-old Gunn High junior is student body secretary,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by #1 FAN, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 4030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The social 'benefits' of cyberbullying?

Recent studies find that "social combat" among teens (including cyber-aggression) occurs in the school mainstream largely...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by If only, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 7170 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bringing lessons on social kindness into cyberspace

Many adults are puzzled by the mean comments and offensive material most teens consider normal on social media, given that...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Jules Mayfield, on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 3 comments | 23944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How 'Power to hurt' came about

Reporting for "Power to hurt" began last fall as part of the Weekly's in-depth look at bullying in Palo Alto schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by I agree, on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 5515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Audio slideshow: The Glass Menagerie

Three times a week, advanced art students at Palo Alto High School take to an outdoor glass blowing studio to craft everything...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by go unleaded, on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 3 comments | 16023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly athletic center plans to be unveiled tonight

Architectural plans for a new athletic center for Palo Alto High School – funded largely by a private donor – will...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Recall Skelly, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:14 am | 3 comments | 6247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sex crime suspect linked to multiple cases

The 70-year-old San Jose man arrested earlier this month for allegedly sexually harassing a pair of young girls at Walmart...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Pearl, on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 3 comments | 2605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Poor schools endanger U.S. prosperity'

Though academic achievement of U.S. students is improving, it still ranks poorly compared to other developed countries and...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Done deal, on Oct 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 3 comments | 15436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coroner identifies Menlo Park teen killed by train

The San Mateo County coroner has released the identity of the 16-year-old Menlo Park boy killed by a train on Monday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:48 am | 3 comments | 15374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scott Bowers for Superintendent

In the land of the blind, Scott Bowers is king. He is a shining beacon of competence. Thank you on behalf of all high...

Original post made by parent on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Trade up, on Nov 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 1259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Toys that teach

Forget the Xboxes and the Wiis. Building toys — from Lego sets to tiny robots that light up — have always been...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by opus, on Dec 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 10635 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under the tree, a gift for Jesus

When the Galbraith family of Palo Alto unwraps Christmas presents on Dec. 25, the first box they'll open is one for Jesus. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:25 am | 3 comments | 7766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Business for Education Excellence - great source of data on PA schools

The California Business for Education Excellence is a great source of data on PA schools. www.cbee.org/ This is a...

Original post made by Marie on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by They make a disaster, on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 1071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Getting a pulse' on Palo Alto teens

Nearly 200 Palo Alto teens ponder the question "What's it like to be you?" in a narrated art exhibit that's opening Friday...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Betty, on Mar 22, 2014 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 6496 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, on Apr 15, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 3 comments | 6302 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 | 6880 Views

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Please support Mr. Nelson

On March 25th, 2014 Mr. Nelson, the now-former chair of Woodside Priory's Theology department was profiled and attacked by...

Original post made by Supporter of Mr. Nelson on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Circle the wagons, on Jun 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm | 3 comments | 1454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds attend East Palo Alto rodeo

A little bit of country came to East Palo Alto on Sunday, June 22, when the city's first rodeo took place at Ravenswood Ranch...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by EPA Mom, on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:20 am | 3 comments | 4213 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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