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Reactions to Atlantic magazine article

I thought the article wasn't saying anything new, and wasn't exactly deserving of the over-the-top preparation by the district...

Original post made by Heart on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by outsider, 6 minutes ago | 93 comments | 3538 Views


Support expressed for new secondary school

The school district office was imbued with excitement and enthusiasm on Monday night as both the school board and community...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Choice for the few, 8 hours ago | 121 comments | 6939 Views


Stewards of Bol Park path give it new life

The gaping, 400-foot-long gash in the verdant border along Bol Park path has become a rallying cry for nine Barron Park residents. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2015
Last comment by Richard Placone, 22 hours ago | 5 comments | 2946 Views


Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Observer, on Nov 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 3 comments | 3551 Views


Palo Alto public elementary : grade information?

Hi, I am browsing Town Square to gather information regarding middle school, particularly JLS, because we have a girl...

Original post made by Worried Parent on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Worried Parent, on Nov 28, 2015 at 1:13 pm | 9 comments | 357 Views


Palo Alto reacts to Atlantic article

The appearance in a national publication of a now-familiar story — that of a community, Palo Alto, grappling with youth...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 25, 2015 at 8:07 am | 135 comments | 12460 Views


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 Another College Parent, on Nov 24, 2015 at 9:06 am | 349 comments | 245230 Views


Community embraces responsibility to help our youth

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Nov 23, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 17 comments | 3026 Views


Pros and Cons of Menlo School

I'd like to hear from people who have first hand experience with Menlo School. What are pros and cons of this school, apart...

Original post made by PA mom on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by In the Know, on Nov 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 24 comments | 8625 Views


Pressing ahead with the gender revolution

"Can we move beyond the stalled gender revolution?" Read the full story here

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by @Resident, on Nov 22, 2015 at 11:17 am | 15 comments | 4419 Views


Are you slammed by homework?

It's that time of year again, when the classwork really ratchets up and the pressure builds to get more papers, more tests...

Original post made by Paly Parent of two on Nov. 21, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 21, 2015 at 8:37 pm | 1 comment | 205 Views


Paly, SHP advance in playoffs, but M-A's season ends

The Palo Alto and Sacred Heart Prep football teams will be playing for at least another week as they won their respective...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2015
Last comment by Proud Paly Mom, on Nov 21, 2015 at 10:33 am | 1 comment | 2287 Views


Educational expeditions

Kayaking, hiking, camping and making s'mores sound like summer-exclusive activities done with family, but for Beechwood School...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Maureen Simons, on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 2467 Views


Palo Alto school district named in lawsuit over physical education

The Palo Alto Unified School District was named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging reduced physical education hours...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Tina, on Nov 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm | 15 comments | 4129 Views


The Cubberley plan: Isn't the issue over-crowded schools?

Like many in our community, I am excited by the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) proposal presented at the...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sense, on Nov 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 29 comments | 3492 Views


First Person: A conversation with Esther Wojcicki, journalism/English teacher, education innovator and author

Esther Wojcicki, also known as Woj, talks with Lisa Van Dusen from the new Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center (MAC)...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2015
Last comment by James, on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 5598 Views


Paly teacher resigns following sexual-harassment case

A Palo Alto High School teacher has received $150,000 from the school district in exchange for his resignation following...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Nov 14, 2015 at 9:42 am | 24 comments | 7722 Views


CDC to conduct suicide study

At the Palo Alto school district's request, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has agreed to conduct an...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Nov 13, 2015 at 11:04 am | 38 comments | 6200 Views


Gunn girls have shot at ending CCS tennis droughts

==BI Prep roundup== The last time the Gunn girls played in a Central Coast Section Team Tournament title match was 1993....

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Nov 13, 2015 at 10:29 am | 1 comment | 2756 Views


Enrollment committee proposals garner mixed reactions

A second school board discussion of the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee's preliminary proposals on Tuesday night...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 12, 2015 at 5:06 pm | 17 comments | 3234 Views
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La Bohème, now open on California Avenue
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 2,929 views

Woodside Bakery is Closing?
By Laura Stec | 24 comments | 2,510 views

Neighborhood Retail, Customers and Parking
By Steve Levy | 21 comments | 1,025 views

You're invited!
By Sally Torbey | 2 comments | 310 views