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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss revised goals in first meeting of the year

In the Palo Alto Board of Education's first meeting of the 2014-15 school year tonight, members will continue to discuss...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 21 hours ago | 10 comments | 1221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent emphasizes need for review, unity, proactivity

On the second day of the Palo Alto school board's annual retreat, new Superintendent Max McGee introduced six ambitious goals...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 50 comments | 5083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board discusses vision, role in annual retreat

The Palo Alto school board met in its annual retreat Tuesday, and with the added opportunity of a new superintendent's fresh...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by legal fees, on Aug 27, 2014 at 9:51 am | 16 comments | 2161 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where is bh?

I've repeatedly overheard Paly kids discuss "bh" as a gathering spot for smoking pot during school hours and for storing...

Original post made by PalyParent on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by anony mouse, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly among state's top six in SAT scores

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rank in the top six California high schools in average SAT scores, according to data to be...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by BTW, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 39 comments | 3989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by BOE Agenda 8/26/2014, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 am | 74 comments | 4102 Views

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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 Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:37 am | 306 comments | 121249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Board Priorities, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 68 comments | 21628 Views

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In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by More important, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 4541 Views

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Please rate Paly teachers

I have found these ratings to be helpful and accurate. Please help others by rating teachers you have had at ratemyteachers.com http://www.ratemyteachers.com/palo-alto-high-schoo...

Original post made by Student on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Aug 24, 2014 at 1:05 am | 10 comments | 740 Views

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Parents urge board to consider middle school Mandarin immersion program

A group of six Palo Alto parents spoke to the Board of Education during a brief public comment session at the beginning of...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Aug 23, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 59 comments | 5618 Views

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Teen arrested in Gunn graffiti case

Palo Alto police have arrested a 17-year-old and detained an 18-year old in a May 12 graffiti incident, which involved racist...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Aug 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm | 12 comments | 4384 Views

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Ravenswood district seeks input on new, consolidated middle school

The Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto is launching an "intensive listening campaign" to solicit community...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Aug 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 824 Views

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Bikes crossing Oregon with new lights and safety islands

I would love to hear comments from those who use these intersections today and for the new school year, bikes, drivers, pedestrians....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Aug 20, 2014 at 4:57 pm | 13 comments | 380 Views

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Palo Alto students return to school

About 12,600 Palo Alto students went back to school Monday and Tuesday, and school district officials said they expected...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Aug 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 2897 Views

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How to get scientific equipment for science fair project?

Hi, I would like to do a science experiment on skin health. in order to take good data, I really need to get real scientific...

Original post made by ER on Aug. 10, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 20, 2014 at 3:45 am | 16 comments | 1616 Views

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Palo Alto lawyer takes aim at California's 'broken' education-funding system

Nancy Krop had built a notable career as a civil rights lawyer when her child reached school age and she stumbled upon a...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Edturlti, on Aug 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 23 comments | 6009 Views

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What's new on Palo Alto campuses this fall?

It's back to school next week for Palo Alto students, and on four of Palo Alto's 17 campuses — Addison, Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 8 comments | 3717 Views

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Paly's new 'academic integrity' policy kicks off larger debate

Palo Alto High School Principal Kim Diorio says she wants to send a strong message about school culture with the unveiling...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Truman B. Crpss, on Aug 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 63 comments | 6172 Views

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Getting the most out of high school

After scattering around the globe for the summer, Palo Alto's approximately 4,000 high school students return to school...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by Historian, on Aug 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm | 7 comments | 3446 Views
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