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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sb277 mandatory vaccine Referendum

For anyone who would like to sign for the referendum on sb277 and recall of senator Pan, here is the link to where and when...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge Success offers roadmap for school reform

Since its start as a stress-reduction program in 2003, Stanford University Graduate School of Education's Challenge Success...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by actual practice, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 3988 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leadership shuffle at Jordan Middle School

One of Tom Jacoubowsky's top goals as Gunn High School's assistant principal in charge of guidance counseling was to make...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jordan Parent, 3 hours ago | 14 comments | 4702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto alums to speak on success and wellness

Two Palo Alto Unified School District graduates are hoping to stimulate further community conversation about definitions...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Christina, 23 hours ago | 5 comments | 1874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mixed opinions on foreign-language education

"Strong," "innovative," "creative" -- as well as "disjointed," "not supported" and "gaps" -- are all words Palo Alto teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by No class, on Jul 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm | 26 comments | 5227 Views

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Feeding families

Lemotu Evaimalo comes to the East Palo Alto Library with her three young children almost every day she has off from work....

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm | 8 comments | 3539 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Has college life changed?

Are students more antisocial now due to social networking? My child finished his hardworking years at Paly, sacrificing social...

Original post made by Mom on Jul. 25, 2015
Last comment by the answer is YES, on Jul 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 6 comments | 435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill program opens doors for more than its students

The desk was covered with deceptively simple items: thick, easy-to-grasp silicone stands that hold toothbrushes, bright red...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Jon Castor, on Jul 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 9 comments | 2980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly journalism teacher pens book on innovative education

When Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki told one of her classes what her new book, "Moonshots in Education:...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jul 25, 2015 at 1:04 am | 7 comments | 7712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Differing visions for world-language programs

As the Palo Alto school district likely faces a debate in the new school year over the future of its world-language programs,...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:18 am | 3 comments | 1738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

change.org petition for youth mental health beds

Santa Clara County does not have one inpatient mental health bed for our children and adolescents. I would be so grateful...

Original post made by Sarah1000 on Jul. 23, 2015
There are no comments yet. 60 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Entrepreneurial mom pairs Mandarin tutors with immersion students

Kristina Klausen was looking for a way that her two daughters could get extra practice conversing in Mandarin outside of...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by artbuilder, on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 3956 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 Susan Clark, on Jul 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm | 8 comments | 3350 Views

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Palo Alto Girl Scouts quilt for developmentally disabled adults

Four local Girl Scouts, all close friends, have found a service project that will garner not only their "silver award" badges...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by ex-GS leader, on Jul 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 2544 Views

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JLS Swim Lessons?

What happened to the Palo Alto Recreation swim lessons at JLS? Seems they are closed for registration for the rest of the...

Original post made by Anonymous on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 161 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will this court ruling kill the Paly Gym deal?

Uh-oh.... http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/No-bid-practice-for-funding-school-projects-found-6389681.php...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Hmmmm, on Jul 20, 2015 at 9:31 am | 6 comments | 486 Views

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What Charter Schools are Available Locally?

Question: What Charter Schools are available in Palo Alto? I know of Ocean Grove, any others? With more and more...

Original post made by Schools on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Schools, on Jul 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 9 comments | 592 Views

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Palo Alto school district eyes leadership shuffle, new positions

With an eye for more effective, responsive and efficient district operations, Palo Alto Unified's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Non Compliance Audit, on Jul 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 15 comments | 1058 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 How does this add up?, on Jul 16, 2015 at 4:58 pm | 46 comments | 4437 Views

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Eastside Prep teacher honored by president

Marianne Chowning-Dray, a math teacher at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, was one of 108 teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by Liz Gaither, on Jul 16, 2015 at 7:23 am | 12 comments | 2985 Views
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