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SCHOOLS & KIDS

District proposes new school calendar

Under a proposed calendar negotiated with the Palo Alto school district's teachers union, students and staff would have a...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by sunshine, 30 minutes ago | 14 comments | 2953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High School to get revised bell schedule this fall

To provide time for new social-emotional learning curriculum and to bring Gunn High School into compliance with an instructional...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Concerned Parent, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 1477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Changing course, supe recommends reporting both weighted, unweighted GPAs

Despite Palo Alto school district Superintendent Max McGee's personal reservations about the potential downsides of reporting...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, 11 hours ago | 11 comments | 2652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Behind the psychological safety net

The mix of services that await students needing support for everything from stress about school or relationships to a diagnosable...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Shashona Williamson, 20 hours ago | 11 comments | 3735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Developmental awareness, 22 hours ago | 39 comments | 8679 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Panel at PALY yesterday

PALY hosted a college panel yesterday - very informative. The message that came across loud and clear from the panelists...

Original post made by WOW .. on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:25 pm | 13 comments | 624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood School District superintendent tackles growing housing crisis

Ravenswood School District's top official says the lack of affordable housing has led more than 1,000 of the district's students...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by member , on Mar 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm | 7 comments | 5945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays renaming vote

The Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday night to postpone a vote to rename two middle schools until Friday, given one...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2017
Last comment by Heart Broken Grandma to lovey & Sweet 16, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm | 80 comments | 4844 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eastside rolls over Rolling Hills to win state title

The Eastside Prep girls basketball team made its third consecutive trip to the Division V state finals Friday. But this one...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2017
Last comment by Rich Altmaier, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:21 pm | 3 comments | 1143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district launches special-education review

A longtime special-education advocate and Harvard University Graduate School of Education professor is visiting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by R Alvarez, on Mar 25, 2017 at 6:18 am | 28 comments | 6211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections at JLS vs Private School

My child has been accepted by both the Connections program at JLS and a highly privileged private school H in San Jose. As...

Original post made by Caring Parent on Mar. 20, 2017
Last comment by Ask lots of people and really listen, on Mar 24, 2017 at 9:46 am | 7 comments | 1063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Renaming schools

Over the past year a highly motivated group of Palo Alto parents has waged a campaign to rename Jordan and Terman middle...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2017
Last comment by PAUSD Alum, on Mar 23, 2017 at 10:46 am | 96 comments | 6427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Youth Speaks Out art exhibit opens Friday

Local nonprofit Youth Speaks Out's annual art exhibit will return this week, with a grand opening showcasing written, visual...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 1378 Views

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Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student

A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Adult with perspective, on Mar 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm | 11 comments | 5421 Views

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The Wave that changed the world

The classroom guards, symbolic armbands and secret salutes carried out by members of an elite student movement at Cubberley...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 24 comments | 10993 Views

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School board eyes further budget cuts with least classroom impact

The school board continued to revise and refine the district's approach to mitigating its budget shortfall at a special meeting...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2017 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 2207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority supports renaming schools

A majority of the school board agreed on Tuesday that two of the school district's middle schools should be renamed in light...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2017
Last comment by allen, on Mar 15, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 78 comments | 6124 Views

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School district eyes new middle school math textbook

A school district committee is recommending a new mathematics curriculum for Palo Alto Unified's three middle schools to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 14, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 5 comments | 2708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Mom, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 364 comments | 341076 Views

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Committee explores K-12 computer science curriculum for Palo Alto

A new Palo Alto school district committee has been charged with exploring and eventually recommending a computer science...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2017
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Mar 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 8 comments | 2718 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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