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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 Floored, 2 minutes ago | 16 comments | 2499 Views


Student: Stanford offered settlement for sexual-assault case

A former Stanford University student whose 2014 sexual-assault case spurred campus protests and national media attention...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Ms. Irony, 20 hours ago | 5 comments | 3428 Views


Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Pat, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 1939 Views


Panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard University educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Options exist now, on Dec 8, 2016 at 9:03 am | 90 comments | 9164 Views


New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 7484 Views


Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Thank you, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:03 am | 41 comments | 10689 Views


Teen & Parents Counseling

This is a cry for help! I urgently need a recommendation of an excellent counselor for families of teens. Problem is not...

Original post made by Downtown Mom on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Teresa, on Dec 3, 2016 at 7:03 am | 19 comments | 7470 Views


Forming bonds

Akshay Dinakar, a Stanford University sophomore, recently attended a birthday party for a cousin in San Jose. The attendees...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 136 Views


Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership

Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Cooper is right, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 14 comments | 2386 Views


Palo Alto student wins art award

Avelyn Jing, a Palo Verde Elementary School kindergartner, has won first prize in her age group in the 2016 Peace Pals International...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Thomas, on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm | 9 comments | 946 Views


Community Notebook: Wellness class series for parents

The Palo Alto school district is hosting a free three-class series to help parents support their children's physical and...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by 2017!, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1433 Views


School board election votes to be recounted

The results of this month's Palo Alto Board of Education election will be automatically recounted by the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Undue Influence?, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 5811 Views


Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:44 pm | 130 comments | 11914 Views


Palo Alto school board votes, again, on weighted GPA

At a special meeting Monday night, the Palo Alto school board wrangled through multiple motions, amendments and an audience...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 27 comments | 2295 Views


In election protests, Palo Alto students urge love in the face of hate

Hundreds of Palo Alto high school and college students walked out of classes, through their campuses and in city streets...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Truth to Power, on Nov 24, 2016 at 9:27 am | 5 comments | 248 Views


Amidst confusion, school board to hold special meeting on weighted GPA

The Palo Alto school board has decided to hold a special meeting dedicated to the topic of weighted grade points averages,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by wGPA , on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:45 pm | 22 comments | 3178 Views


Emberling concedes in Palo Alto school board race

One-term Palo Alto Board of Education incumbent Heidi Emberling has conceded victory in the Nov. 8 election to fellow trustee...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 19 comments | 3437 Views


Bullying case spurs school district to examine response

The Palo Alto school board plans to take a closer look at how staff are implementing policies and procedures for addressing...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by A Parent, on Nov 20, 2016 at 11:57 am | 34 comments | 7282 Views


Cost/Type of Special Ed

I'm curious what PAUSD spends on Special Ed, how many kids we have enrolled, by severity/type, ideally at which school level...

Original post made by Info on Special Ed on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Nov 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 11 comments | 487 Views


Suicide survivors to speak on panel in Palo Alto Wednesday

Three parent-survivors of youth who have died by suicide and two young adult survivors of suicide attempts will share their...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Local Parent, on Nov 18, 2016 at 7:31 am | 10 comments | 4913 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 17 comments | 5,784 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,238 views

Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 416 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.