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Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by outsider, 3 minutes ago | 58 comments | 3469 Views


New bell schedule approved for Gunn

Gunn High School will officially shift to a 75-minute rotating block schedule in the next school year after receiving the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, 9 hours ago | 16 comments | 1604 Views


Stanford student speaks out against 'culture of retaliation'

A Stanford University student who was retaliated against following a recent investigation into a fraternity has stepped forward...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, 14 hours ago | 12 comments | 2673 Views


PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by 40 Hour Work Week, 22 hours ago | 284 comments | 19617 Views


Stanford Driving School closed; other options?

My oldest child used Stanford Driving School to learn how to drive, along with most of her friends. I went to book lessons...

Original post made by Mom on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by 4th and 40 , on May 27, 2015 at 10:17 pm | 13 comments | 959 Views


Early education, math key to closing achievement gap

With a sense of optimism around new leadership and a systematic plan for change after years of piecemeal efforts to reduce...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by paly parent, on May 27, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 14 comments | 2257 Views


Schools: Walking the Talk

Our kids learn from what we do, not what we say. In what ways should our schools and district walk the talk? In what ways...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Introspective, on May 27, 2015 at 10:11 am | 2 comments | 144 Views


Why so few hospital beds for teens?

The absence of adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds in Santa Clara County — described by one Palo Alto child and adolescent...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Thank you, on May 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 13 comments | 3582 Views


Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Snapping Turtle, on May 25, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 37 comments | 8422 Views


Parents: Keep calm and parent on

I am a psychiatrist. After the tragedy last week, my phone has not stopped ringing with calls from concerned fellow parents....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by Earl Kelly, on May 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 211 comments | 247927 Views


Gunn launches business club in partnership with community

Flanked by the company's chief operating officer and chief management officer, the two co-chief executive officers called...

Original post made on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by John94306, on May 25, 2015 at 7:37 am | 5 comments | 3918 Views


Poor response to teen suicides.

I find it shocking that the response to the suicides is flagrant opportunism on all sides. We have experts popping up for...

Original post made by Charles on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by good riddance, on May 24, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 3 comments | 275 Views


Palo Alto crossing guard does his part to make kids feel safe, joyous

Charles Gaters' gregarious presence as a local crossing guard since 2010 has been gratefully received by his manager, parents,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Bob, on May 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 24 comments | 4075 Views


Who is BETTER? PAUSD or Los Altos?

Having many friends in the surrounding districts, I am still really wondering if we aren't missing the real problem here....

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on May 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 20 comments | 945 Views


School board members debate superintendent's authority

A flap erupted at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday over Superintendent Max McGee's recent decision to ban...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 20, 2015 at 9:57 am | 70 comments | 3554 Views


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 star, on May 20, 2015 at 8:03 am | 7 comments | 2671 Views


Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nearby Resident, on May 20, 2015 at 7:16 am | 25 comments | 6417 Views


A Wise Caution from Gunn soph Chloe Sorenson

Dear Palo Alto Onliners, In speaking of the new bell schedule proposed for Gunn, sophomore Chloe Sorenson said something...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Left of Boom, on May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am | 5 comments | 430 Views


With maker's spaces, Ravenswood City School District invests in students' futures

With 90 laptops (donated by Facebook), three 3-D printers, one laser cutter, one sewing machine, a host of robots and a belief...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 1906 Views


The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 13732 Views
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Stuff It or Talk About It?
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The Regional Context for the Palo Alto Comp Plan Update
By Steve Levy | 6 comments | 1,102 views

Choosing meetings on Emergency Preparedness over actual preparedness
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 674 views

Staying Awake Makes a World of Difference
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 569 views