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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes greater consistency at Palo Alto's high schools

Armed with a wealth of data on consistency – or lack thereof – across courses, subjects and teachers at Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by What are we teaching our kids, 19 minutes ago | 29 comments | 2456 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Q&A with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford University dean of freshmen, Palo Alto parent of two and author of new book, "How to...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tired of this, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 2063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dauber seeks conflict-of-interest ruling from FPPC

Seeking to put to rest years of questions about his relationship with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, 4 hours ago | 45 comments | 3648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Homework, grading, curriculum: Consistency in high schools

In its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year, the Palo Alto school board will tackle a 200-plus page research report that...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Community, 18 hours ago | 26 comments | 819 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preferential treatment in school class assignments

I've noticed that class assignments at our school tend to group the children of teachers and/or those of the top PTA parents...

Original post made by Class assignments (elementary) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Walter Hays Mom, on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 77 comments | 3156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Homework Spike

August 24, 2015 738 Los Robles Avenue August 24, 2015 Dear Online Friends, The “homework spike” that occurs...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by OrADifferentApproach, on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 151 Views

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Driver wanted for 'acting strangely' near biking student

Palo Alto police are looking for a driver who was observed acting suspiciously after repeatedly driving past an 11-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 2791 Views

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Regular school day on Yom Kippur

Does anybody know why there is school this year on Yom Kippur? For as long as I can remember, there was always no school...

Original post made by Mary on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Teacher, on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 9 comments | 252 Views

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Spanish immersion program marks 20 years in Palo Alto

One works on climate change in the White House. Another started a new job this week as an elementary school dual-immersion...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2015 at 11:56 am | 10 comments | 5211 Views

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A money-back 'guarantee' of college admission?

Steven Ma says his business is "hated by most colleges." But the business -- helping Asian-American students, and students...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Commentator, on Aug 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 119 comments | 16062 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track a Vike at Paly

Just got an email from school with the following message ...teacher can scan you in using the track-a-vike system. Did...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 20, 2015 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 1257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto goes back to school

A tangible sense of excitement was in the air Tuesday morning at Palo Alto's elementary and middle schools as about 9,000...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 9 comments | 4129 Views

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Data reveals where school district has more, and less, space for students

The school district's new enrollment-management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to equip its members...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 35 comments | 1126 Views

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Teachers take on strategic roles in new school year

Palo Alto's high schools are looking to newly assembled teams of teachers on special assignment, or TOSAs, this fall to lead...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:10 am | 14 comments | 5263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto committee analyzes school enrollment data to identify issues, solutions

The school district's new enrollment management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to better guide...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 45 comments | 3651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core Results

Does anyone know when we can expect to see Common Core results, either aggregated or individual? (I've seen preliminary results...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Another Parent, on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 5 comments | 371 Views

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District deploys specialists for Common Core transition

As new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards materials, practices and assessments continue to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by C'est Fou, on Aug 17, 2015 at 11:49 am | 14 comments | 2535 Views

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Palo Alto's longtime preK principal to retire

Longtime Palo Alto educator Sharon Keplinger is retiring from her post as the district's preK principal at the end of this...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Lionel, on Aug 14, 2015 at 7:46 am | 9 comments | 3538 Views

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Los Gatos principal named Palo Alto's deputy superintendent

The Palo Alto Unified School District has hired Los Gatos High School principal Markus Autrey to serve as the new deputy...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by True, on Aug 13, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 14 comments | 3401 Views

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School board moves forward on Paly gym project

The Palo Alto school board will convene for a special meeting Monday, July 13, to take action on two items relating to Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm | 47 comments | 4865 Views
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