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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editing afoot by school candidate

EDITING AFOOT ... The Weekly noticed this week that one portion of school board candidate Catherine Crystal Foster's profile...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, 6 minutes ago | 43 comments | 1278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open Letter to Marissa Mayer: Please don't throw your annual Halloween Party at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary

A few days ago I saw fake grass being placed in the driveway at what was once Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary, Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Professorville Neighbor on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by Correction, 16 minutes ago | 29 comments | 862 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local mom launches app to help kids lose weight

Joanna Strober's 11-year-old son had a weight problem. Looking for advice and specific weight-loss tools, she took her son...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Scott, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 1727 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools mark Unity Day

A visit to any one of Palo Alto's 17 schools Thursday would have shown their own version of events to celebrate Unity Day,...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Oct 25, 2014 at 12:45 am | 8 comments | 1401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alo fourth-grader with Down syndrome wins self-advocacy award

Dashiell Meier might be Palo Alto's most accomplished 10 year old. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/10/24/palo-alo-fourth-grader-with-down-s...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by EN, on Oct 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 1053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Terry Godfrey, Ken Dauber for Palo Alto school board

While we value the backgrounds of all the school board candidates, in our opinion Terry Godfrey and Ken Dauber are clearly...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm | 14 comments | 8478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Employees Forced to Pay for Their Own Substitutes

Wow. I was finally getting used to not stirring up the unions, and then I started hearing (in spite of the lack of press...

Original post made by Jimmy Hoffa on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Oct 24, 2014 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lonely Shopping Carts

For months, commuters at the California Avenue train station have been treated to the sight of shopping carts dumped into...

Original post made by Gene Coan on Feb. 12, 2010
Last comment by The PA Post Said Today, on Oct 23, 2014 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 2228 Views

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Project Safety Net to re-evaluate current model

City Council members suggested at a Policy and Services meeting Tuesday evening that what youth health coalition Project...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by who centered, on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 1421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Q&A: Palo Alto School Board candidates talk about elementary school issues

What are the top three improvements the school board candidates can make to help Palo Alto's elementary schools? Read on...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cortelyou, on Oct 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm | 9 comments | 2316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Isn't there something we can do

To the Palo Alto community: I want to start off by saying that this is by no means an attempt to project my frustration...

Original post made by Desperate Plea on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Oct 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 957 Views

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Teen well-being collaborative seeks new direction, again

Palo Alto's broad-reaching mental health coalition formed five years ago in response to teen suicides, Project Safety Net,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by A parent, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:13 am | 23 comments | 4243 Views

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Palo Alto school board candidates meet for last forum

The five candidates for Palo Alto Board of Education gathered Friday afternoon at senior center Avenidas for the last scheduled...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Happy Terman Parent, on Oct 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm | 9 comments | 2851 Views

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Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael Korn, on Oct 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm | 7 comments | 6029 Views

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New Palo Alto school chief: Arriving with 'fresh eyes and ears'

Palo Alto's new school-district superintendent says he's coming to town "with fresh eyes and ears" and the goal of creating...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Transparency needed, on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:16 am | 94 comments | 8526 Views

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A new home for journalism

When Esther Wojcicki arrived to lead Palo Alto High School's journalism program in 1984, she was put in a corner room in...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 19, 2014 at 11:13 am | 13 comments | 5360 Views

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Palo Alto High School graduates 475

With "Pomp and Circumstance" and the gleeful tossing of mortarboards, 475 students graduated Wednesday evening from Palo...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by village foool, on Oct 19, 2014 at 9:25 am | 14 comments | 544 Views

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School district increases counseling support at Gunn

In the wake of an apparent suicide at the Charleston Road train crossing this week, the Palo Alto school district and its...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by very sad, on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:32 am | 19 comments | 8385 Views

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'Broad action' encouraged to fix district's achievement gap

The Palo Alto school board and members of the public Tuesday night looked back at the district's history of attempts to improve...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Why dip in math scores, on Oct 18, 2014 at 6:55 am | 17 comments | 1661 Views

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Paly to host three-day grand opening for Media Arts Center

Palo Alto High School is celebrating the opening of its state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar Media Arts Center next weekend...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Really?, on Oct 17, 2014 at 10:28 pm | 13 comments | 6210 Views
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