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SCHOOLS & KIDS

With new contract, 70 percent of Palo Alto teachers will earn over $100,000

An analysis of data supplied by the Palo Alto school district shows that more than 70 percent of district teachers will be...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by competition, 8 hours ago | 42 comments | 4390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The vanishing surplus

The Palo Alto school board has spent months in what we now discover were two alternate realities, one taking place behind...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Take action!, 9 hours ago | 40 comments | 4432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New proposal recommends full-day kindergarten for all in Palo Alto

All incoming Palo Alto school district kindergartners could attend school for a full day starting this fall under a new,...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by Watch me pull a rabbit..., 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Even Worse - Raises for School Administrators

Lost in the discussion of the teacher raises is the point that ALL ADMINISTRATORS ARE SLATED TO GET THE SAME RAISES. Scott...

Original post made by A Parent on May. 22, 2016
Last comment by Absurd!, 17 hours ago | 5 comments | 2585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

I thought Palo Alto had a high standard of living?

In the weekly Palo Alto Enjoy Newsletter I receive I was dismayed to read that two programs involved suicide prevention and...

Original post made by Joe BP on May. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn students must retake AP exams

A significant number of Gunn High School students will have to retake their Advance Placement (AP) exams after the school...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Teachers NOT Flexible, on May 23, 2016 at 12:50 am | 62 comments | 11525 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Sigh, on May 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm | 20 comments | 5212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Salary hikes put pressure on school budget

A historic new compensation agreement with teachers and classified employees that the Palo Alto school board is likely to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by More than angry, on May 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 3219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district puts $26 million bond on ballot

Ravenswood City School District is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would provide the funding necessary for significant...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Don't Believe what you Read, on May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 9 comments | 1854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student-run Get Involved Palo Alto to offer summer internships

A grassroots service-learning program started by a Palo Alto High School teacher as a way to help teens find purpose and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by concerned, on May 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 10 comments | 3601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher pay: the nuts and bolts

Palo Alto teachers, school district officials and a majority of the Board of Education have said the large, multiyear raises...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority favors pay raises

All but one school board member voiced support Tuesday night for a new multi-year teachers contract that will provide up...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Gunn mom, on May 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 99 comments | 5785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Palo Altan identified as ISIS recruit

A former Palo Alto public school student has been identified as an Islamic State recruit, according to an [http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-uncovered/american-isis-cell-story-3...

Original post made on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Abledavid, on May 17, 2016 at 12:37 pm | 2 comments | 13006 Views

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Gunn boys take down historic swim streak with CCS title

The foundation for the dream was built two years ago when assistant coach Kyle Accornero told Gunn head coach Mark Hernandez...

Original post made on May. 15, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm | 7 comments | 1884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ready for the show time

The four female Palo Alto High School students who make up the a capella pop ensemble the Heartbeats took the stage recently...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Parent, on May 15, 2016 at 6:37 am | 1 comment | 2896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board postpones full-day kindergarten decision

The Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday night to put off voting on a proposal to move the majority of the district's kindergarteners...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Old But Wise, on May 14, 2016 at 2:13 pm | 17 comments | 2749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Paly Performing Arts Center

From the video the Weekly posted and photos I have seen, this is a magnificent piece of work that will inspire Paly students...

Original post made by Paul Losch on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on May 14, 2016 at 12:09 pm | 3 comments | 175 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent recommends longer day for Palo Alto kindergartners

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee has weighed in with an official recommendation on a proposal to bring full-day...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Good idea, on May 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 14 comments | 462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle-school principal to head secondary education

Sharon Ofek, principal at JLS Middle School since 2009, will be moving to the school district office to serve as chief academic...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by It's not good, on May 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 11 comments | 2865 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 It's a farce, on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 37 comments | 6514 Views
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