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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher pleads no contest to sexual battery of student

A former Palo Alto High School science teacher arrested last summer for committing sex crimes against a minor on campus has...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Jan 21, 2017 at 9:30 am | 3 comments | 3153 Views

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Tennis and tutoring program provides educational support

The East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring (EPATT) program has long sought to show disadvantaged students new possibilities in...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Elia Garcia, on Jan 20, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 3895 Views

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Big donations boost mental health program

After a lengthy appeal to the public to do more to support teens and young adults suffering from anxiety and depression,...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Jan 20, 2017 at 7:43 am | 2 comments | 1514 Views

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Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm | 137 comments | 12557 Views

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PiE donations less than expected

As expected, I received two emails from the middle and elementary school principals saying PiE donations are lesser than...

Original post made by pausdparent on Jan. 19, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 19, 2017 at 4:53 pm | 1 comment | 118 Views

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Stanford's Vardell earns NCAA silver anniversary award

Former Stanford star Tommy Vardell, nicknamed "Touchdown Tommy" during his time on The Farm, is one of six recipients of...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 983 Views

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Feedback on Summer Camps for Incoming First Grader

Greetings: We hope to enroll our six-year-old daughter in a day camp this summer, and I know the enrollment period for many...

Original post made by SummerCamper on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by NewInTown, on Jan 18, 2017 at 7:01 pm | 4 comments | 1962 Views

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Summer Camp?

I am moving to Palo Alto from NYC in June with my 3 kids (2,4 and 6). Can anyone give me a heads up on fun summer activities...

Original post made by Kathryn Kirby on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by parent, on Jan 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm | 7 comments | 2658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: School district to host special-ed 'listening tours'

To solicit further public input on its special education services and a recent report evaluating them, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Get Real, on Jan 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 2082 Views

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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 Barbara Sih Klausner, on Jan 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 10 comments | 6230 Views

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Superintendent seeks revisions on federal agreement

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is seeking to limit certain reporting and investigatory requirements outlined...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Truth, on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:02 am | 13 comments | 2409 Views

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School board: Seek clarification, but avoid pushback with feds

A majority of Palo Alto school district trustees agreed Tuesday night that the best course of action forward on a proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Mble, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 19 comments | 3149 Views

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Community Notebook: Teen panel to talk about parents, school

Parents seeking to better understand their teenage children can listen to a panel of Palo Alto High School seniors speak...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1691 Views

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School district to give update on achievement-gap work

Close to two years after a group of students, teachers, parents and administrators highlighted the ways in which the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by echo, on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:55 am | 20 comments | 2176 Views

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Plan to address achievement gap must be more refined, trustees and parents say

The Palo Alto school board and community members urged district staff on Tuesday to move a draft plan to reduce the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 1682 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 outsider, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:38 am | 362 comments | 322142 Views

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District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sherri, on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:23 am | 29 comments | 9604 Views

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A bridge to stability

The school day is done, the homework is polished off and all that's left to do for the two boys sitting at a table on a rainy...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 9, 2017 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 2034 Views

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Community Notebook: 'Being a Teen in the Valley' panel

Local teenagers will share what it's like to grow up in Silicon Valley at a panel discussion this Wednesday, Jan. 4, hosted...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 4818 Views

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School board urges basic 'blocking and tackling' as first step toward special-ed reform

Palo Alto school board members urged district staff Tuesday morning to seek concrete, specific data on how well the district...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by 504 SOS, on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 am | 13 comments | 3019 Views
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