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SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Parents: Let's REALLY Talk

PAUSD Parents: What do you REALLY think? Wednesday, the district held a "Let's Talk" event where apparently they continued...

Original post made by a pausd parent on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by @pausd parent,Eileen 1-from village fool. Thank you. LEAD by example? Really? And so it continues..., 40 minutes ago | 5 comments | 258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Town Hall: Is Stanford's counseling service failing students?

The vast majority of Stanford University students at a moderated town-hall discussion in the Old Union Clubhouse Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by parent, 6 hours ago | 7 comments | 1463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panelists tell community: Listen more, listen deeply

A mother, a sister and a friend who have lost loved ones to suicide, along with a psychiatrist, a pediatrician, the Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by BetterMessage, 14 hours ago | 29 comments | 4661 Views

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Magical Bridge Playground opens to the public on Saturday, March 28, 2015

Community Announcement: A Magical Playground for All Abilities is Finally a Reality in the Bay Area. The Magical Bridge...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 115 Views

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Palo Alto school board discusses budget projections, planning

In a departure for a school district with usually conservative budget projections, Chief Budget Officer Cathy Mak presented...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Moses, on Feb 26, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 27 comments | 2743 Views

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Palo Alto school district eyes expansion of Mandarin immersion program

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday evening a proposal to expand Ohlone Elementary School's popular Mandarin...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm | 29 comments | 3347 Views

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Community, district organize forums to discuss student wellness

The Palo Alto school district and community groups have organized several events over the next few weeks to provide further...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2015
Last comment by Nick, on Feb 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 40 comments | 5952 Views

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District eyes bus for VTP high school students

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday night the potential purchase of a 60-passenger school bus to ease the often...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm | 20 comments | 2333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Around teen well-being, the vocabulary changes

In the last three weeks, two significant yet relatively unnoticed mindset shifts have occurred that may have major positive...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:26 am | 41 comments | 5700 Views

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District sends out food allergy alert

The school district sent out the following msg: "During the spring, we often see a rise in allergic reactions at school...

Original post made by A parent on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 344 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 KS, on Feb 24, 2015 at 2:36 am | 327 comments | 183648 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 Welcome back Curious, and THANK YOU!!! from village fool, on Feb 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm | 12 comments | 3607 Views

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Teen sleep debt, stress: Thoughts from a child psychiatrist and parent

The outpouring of discussion around stress, school, mental illness and the welfare of our teens has been tremendous these...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Maria Daehler, on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:35 am | 14 comments | 3803 Views

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Committee: District needs better data system

The Palo Alto school district's "antiquated and disjointed" data system is hindering the work of the superintendent's minority...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Feb 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 1950 Views

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Paly Junior: The friends who saved my life

The following essay is by an anonymous junior at Palo Alto High School, written shortly after a Gunn High School senior died...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by pono, on Feb 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 13 comments | 6790 Views

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Gunn boys look to CCS after winning El Camino hoop title

Prep boys' basketball Gunn's Chris Russell and David Lee-Heidenreich combined for 30 points to lead the Titans to a 59-29...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2015
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 21, 2015 at 8:25 am | 1 comment | 2210 Views

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please think before you vote

up on the ballot is yet another PA schools parcel tax I ask you not to vote blindly for "such great schools" but to question: *...

Original post made by Joe BP on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:46 pm | 8 comments | 409 Views

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Letters to the editor

Stress education Read the full letters section here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/02/20/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm | 1 comment | 242 Views

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Preschool Open House Sunday 2/22

Join us for an open house at Parents Nursery School this Sunday, February 22nd from 2-4 pm. We invite you to discover a most...

Original post made by Preschool Open House on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Aimee, on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:17 am | 1 comment | 88 Views

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Concerns about Christian Science forum on depression

I just heard from a friend that PAUSD Board member Terry Godfrey would be introducing a forum on Christian Science approaches...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 17, 2015
Last comment by concerned parent, on Feb 18, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 37 comments | 1119 Views
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