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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Reform college admission, 5 hours ago | 125 comments | 9886 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preparing for the unthinkable: School district maintenance foreman develops emergency-response system

In the event that a shooting were to take place at one of Palo Alto Unified School District's 17 campuses, teachers would...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Police Parent, 9 hours ago | 13 comments | 4339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 24776 Views

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Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars

Four college students with ties to Palo Alto – two from here and two studying here – were named winners of this...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 7 comments | 4666 Views

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VIDEO: Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Can competitive debate change young people's lives? Students from Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto share...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 471 Views

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Questions and answers about mental health: Local experts offer their advice, guidance

As a community we are grieving. We have lost precious youth to treatable health conditions. We want our youth to feel encouraged...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by what about the $$ cost?, on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:15 am | 11 comments | 2029 Views

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Up for debate: Palo Alto nonprofit empowers students to have a voice

On a recent Thursday evening at Eastside College Preparatory School, 13 students' heads are bent intently over desks as a...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3796 Views

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Parents gather to talk, seek advice

In the days after Palo Alto's most recent student suicide, local mental health experts, school administrators and parents...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm | 24 comments | 5522 Views

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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 Emi, on Nov 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm | 9 comments | 2293 Views

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Palo Alto school board approves new Cubberley lease in 4-1 vote

After a brief discussion and almost sweeping expressions of support, the Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night a...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by revdreileen, on Nov 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 6 comments | 203 Views

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The nettlesome path to helping our teens

Four and five years ago, when several of our teenagers took their own lives, our pained, communal cry was, "Why is this happening?"...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:56 am | 30 comments | 5147 Views

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Palo Alto school board to vote on new Cubberley lease

A two-year tug-of-war between the Palo Alto school district and the city over the future of Cubberley Community Center will...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 4 comments | 1082 Views

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In the wake: Teens respond with messages of hope, change

Hayley Krolik hopes that some years down the line, when she returns to Palo Alto after graduating from high school, she'll...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 12 comments | 11750 Views

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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 Some history, on Nov 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm | 70 comments | 26720 Views

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Palo Alto program connects communities through art

What if, with a single school art program, you could provide creative opportunities for kids, offer professional development...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn Tucher, on Nov 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 1 comment | 1400 Views

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Catherine Crystal Foster concedes Palo Alto school board race to Terry Godfrey

After more than a week of being locked in a tight battle for the second open Palo Alto school board seat, Catherine Crystal...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Nov 14, 2014 at 5:55 pm | 9 comments | 2499 Views

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How to help those in crisis

Where to get local help: Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/11/14/how-to-help-those-in-crisis...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 815 Views

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A message from Hayley Krolik

Hi parents, Read the full statement here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/11/14/a-message-from-hayley-krolik...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1501 Views

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High school life: To whom it may concern

A veteran Palo Alto educator reflects on the challenges of high school -- and how teachers, students and parents can help. ■...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by Parenting 100, on Nov 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 130 comments | 36424 Views

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Editor's note

The essay "High school life: To whom it may concern" was initially submitted to the Weekly without intent of publication...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2010
Last comment by pamom, on Nov 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 7 comments | 2523 Views
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