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SCHOOLS & KIDS

NYT: Push, Don't Crush, the Students

Another NYT article on PAUSD: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html?fb_ref=Default&_r=0...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by OPar, 47 minutes ago | 6 comments | 336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure A

It is hard to imagine a worse time for the Palo Alto school district to go to the voters for the renewal and a 20 percent...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by OPar, 57 minutes ago | 91 comments | 3685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Shallow Alto , 1 hour ago | 207 comments | 235541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by caseyc, 3 hours ago | 483 comments | 238036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Battle over Measure A heats up

With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Another dad, 5 hours ago | 80 comments | 4598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing

Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Engineer, 14 hours ago | 39 comments | 4275 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union defends decision to file grievance against Gunn principal

Citing "misconceptions and misinformation" surrounding the union grievance filed late last year against Gunn High School...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Redonculous, 14 hours ago | 138 comments | 6539 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds turn out for Magical Bridge opening in Palo Alto

The Magical Bridge playground, one of few in the nation geared to the needs of adults and children with disabilities, opened...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Sallie Tasto, 22 hours ago | 9 comments | 1274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District eyes expansion of student research program

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is hoping to expand a longtime student-research program at Palo Alto High School...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by yikes.., on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:23 am | 46 comments | 2703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why VOTE NO on MEASURE A?

A blogger has kept a running record of Yes statements saying there is a No blog already, but there doesn't seem to be, and...

Original post made by It\'s about trust on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by It's about TRUST, on Apr 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 32 comments | 1049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Legal eagle, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 265 comments | 18780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire

Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Samantha L, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 3652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Writing across the disciplines

A story of grief and growing up, a road trip with many fleeting characters and a story deeply rooted in landscape: all three...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by congratulations, on Apr 25, 2015 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/opinion/david-brooks-love-and-merit.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Ful...

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 182 Views

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Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 1787 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT tutoring

My son, a Paly senior, is about to apply to college. He likes the CSUs (California State University). They are peculiar...

Original post made by PalyDad on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 20 comments | 5407 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NY Times visits Palo Alto again.

I'm surprised that I'm the first to post a link to this article in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html "Does...

Original post made by We\'re in the news again on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by It's the Parents, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 349 Views

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Accreditation teams evaluate Palo Alto's high schools

Reports from two accreditation teams that visited Gunn and Palo Alto high schools at the end of last month offer further...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:31 am | 5 comments | 1837 Views

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May as Mental Health Awareness

The blame needs to stop. As a community we need to accept that anyone of us can be affected by a mental illness. A mentally...

Original post made by Bill on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm | 1 comment | 101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students slam school leaders on zero period

A large group of impassioned Gunn High School students turned out to Tuesday's board meeting to deliver a fierce condemnation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 157 comments | 7688 Views
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