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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Q&A: Palo Alto School Board candidates talk about elementary school issues

What are the top three improvements the school board candidates can make to help Palo Alto's elementary schools? Read on...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by casey, 10 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Project Safety Net to re-evaluate current model

City Council members suggested at a Policy and Services meeting Tuesday evening that what youth health coalition Project...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Bob, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Isn't there something we can do

To the Palo Alto community: I want to start off by saying that this is by no means an attempt to project my frustration...

Original post made by Desperate Plea on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by former Paly parent, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen well-being collaborative seeks new direction, again

Palo Alto's broad-reaching mental health coalition formed five years ago in response to teen suicides, Project Safety Net,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by A parent, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:13 am | 23 comments | 4073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet for last forum

The five candidates for Palo Alto Board of Education gathered Friday afternoon at senior center Avenidas for the last scheduled...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Happy Terman Parent, on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 9 comments | 2750 Views

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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 Michael Korn, on Oct 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm | 7 comments | 6007 Views

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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 Transparency needed, on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:16 am | 94 comments | 8495 Views

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A new home for journalism

When Esther Wojcicki arrived to lead Palo Alto High School's journalism program in 1984, she was put in a corner room in...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:13 am | 13 comments | 5209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School graduates 475

With "Pomp and Circumstance" and the gleeful tossing of mortarboards, 475 students graduated Wednesday evening from Palo...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by village foool, on Oct 19, 2014 at 9:25 am | 14 comments | 535 Views

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School district increases counseling support at Gunn

In the wake of an apparent suicide at the Charleston Road train crossing this week, the Palo Alto school district and its...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by very sad, on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:32 am | 19 comments | 8209 Views

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'Broad action' encouraged to fix district's achievement gap

The Palo Alto school board and members of the public Tuesday night looked back at the district's history of attempts to improve...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Why dip in math scores, on Oct 18, 2014 at 6:55 am | 17 comments | 1598 Views

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Paly to host three-day grand opening for Media Arts Center

Palo Alto High School is celebrating the opening of its state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar Media Arts Center next weekend...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Really?, on Oct 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm | 13 comments | 6053 Views

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Open Letter to Marissa Mayer: Please don't throw your annual Halloween Party at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary

A few days ago I saw fake grass being placed in the driveway at what was once Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary, Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Professorville Neighbor on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm | 22 comments | 743 Views

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A media center for the next century

What will the newsroom-classroom of the future look like? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/10/17/a-media-center-for-the-next-century...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2897 Views

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School board candidate profile: Ken Dauber

Ken Dauber has said he's being specific in his campaign commitments for a reason -- so that if elected, he'll have the weight...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 2 comments | 842 Views

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Parents Nursery School Carnival, Sunday 10/19

Looking for something fun to do with your kids on Sunday, October 19!!? Search no further!!! Come to Parents Nursery School's...

Original post made by Parents Nursery School on Oct. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 85 Views

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Helping others rather than asking for Halloween candy this Trick or Treat time

What about Unicef or collecting canned food for foodbanks? Do our kids really need to get more candy this Halloween? They...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 15, 2014
There are no comments yet. 73 Views

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Palo Alto school board to discuss achievement gap committee

Superintendent Max McGee's call for an achievement gap task force made up of students, teachers and community members will...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Oct 14, 2014 at 8:27 pm | 2 comments | 669 Views

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Tricycle Music Fest

Atherton Library is the next stop on the Tricycle Music Fest circuit.These fun, free concerts have been delighting children...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Oct. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 55 Views

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Palo Alto substitute teachers to get pay raise

Following the testimony of four substitute teachers who said their pay is too low at Tuesday's school board meeting, Palo...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by SouthernCalSub, on Oct 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 31 comments | 5896 Views
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