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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, 2 hours ago | 103 comments | 6362 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jean, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 3410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two-story classroom building at Duveneck to open next month

Duveneck Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will occupy a new, two-story classroom building and everybody will get...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, 11 hours ago | 33 comments | 2581 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens stoke their passion for science

Many young students who are passionate about science are spending their summers doing science internships at institutions...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Uber mom, on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 5384 Views

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Work begins on new Performing Arts Center at Paly

Palo Alto High School students will encounter a construction zone and a parking squeeze this fall as two major building projects...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 13 comments | 2752 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 Change needed, on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:26 am | 292 comments | 113778 Views

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Workers put final touches on Gunn's new 'Miranda Drop-Off'

Drivers dropping off and picking up students at Gunn High School will have a new access point to campus by the time school...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 15 comments | 2801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:26 am | 85 comments | 8976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Palo Alto school chief: Arriving with 'fresh eyes and ears'

Palo Alto's new school-district superintendent says he's coming to town "with fresh eyes and ears" and the goal of creating...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:04 am | 88 comments | 4216 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 Curious, on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 20 comments | 10896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher named new Hoover principal

Palo Alto teacher Katy Bimpson has been nominated to become the new principal of Hoover Elementary School, replacing Susanne...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 15, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 4 comments | 1412 Views

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Stanford program takes aim at eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses involving abnormal, unhealthy eating behaviors, including anorexia nervosa...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Whatamess, on Jul 14, 2014 at 9:43 am | 8 comments | 3020 Views

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Letters to the editor

Hard work paying off Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/07/11/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Lotsa Cheaters, on Jul 11, 2014 at 7:41 pm | 4 comments | 273 Views

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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 | 1550 Views

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Media Center to offer broadcast camp for East Palo Alto teens

East Palo Alto students will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with broadcasting in a camp to be offered by...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Bad-Use-of-Tax--Money, on Jul 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 2 comments | 1456 Views

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School Board Prez Buries OCR Report, Cancels Discussion of PAUSD Bullying Policy

In a hastily scheduled Tuesday morning "study session," the PAUSD school board will hear the first public report on the district's...

Original post made by Curious on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by former Addison parent, on Jul 9, 2014 at 9:40 am | 10 comments | 2422 Views

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In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by Did It, on Jul 8, 2014 at 2:19 pm | 23 comments | 3304 Views

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Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Teri, too, on Jul 7, 2014 at 9:46 am | 60 comments | 3125 Views

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More PAUSD turnover

Some surprises in the board packet for tonight. RESIGNED for another position: Bhavna Narula after one year as a Terman assistant...

Original post made by Better or worse on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Yikes, on Jul 7, 2014 at 8:19 am | 43 comments | 1964 Views

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Percentage of kids who drive themselves to school?

We regularly are told bike counts of how many kids ride bikes to school. Do we have the same figures for those juniors...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Biking Mom, on Jul 2, 2014 at 12:35 am | 4 comments | 212 Views
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