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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen dies by suicide

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by peppered, 23 minutes ago | 44 comments | 25678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 5 hours ago | 60 comments | 3241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs increased parcel tax

All of the Palo Alto school board members expressed support Tuesday night for what they said is a much-needed financial injection...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:43 am | 60 comments | 5781 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To sleep, perchance to dream of change

The Palo Alto Weekly article (Jan. 9) on the sleep assembly at Gunn High School continued a lively discussion on how we can...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 57 comments | 4915 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magical Bridge Playground looking for innovative play experience for hearing impaired

Calling all Magical Thinkers & Tinkers .... Magical Bridge needs YOUR input! We just learned our music zone needs one...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 76 Views

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Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 am | 6 comments | 3508 Views

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Stanford students gain access to admissions records

About 1,000 students are due to get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Stanford University's admissions office...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 8 comments | 6888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly journalism teacher pens book on innovative education

When Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Esther Wojcicki told one of her classes what her new book, "Moonshots in Education:...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Educator, on Jan 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 6 comments | 5373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Larry Page and Max McGee spotted!

Heard from a PAUSD teacher that Larry Page ($28 billion) is getting a personal tour of Ohlone elementary with Max McGee today,...

Original post made by gohard on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm | 14 comments | 779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Committee to take broader look at enrollment in Palo Alto schools

The third time's the charm, the school district hopes, as it moves toward creating the third committee in two years that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:58 am | 10 comments | 2164 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 A Counselor, on Jan 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 324 comments | 173748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss renewed parcel tax, enrollment committee

In advance of the quickly approaching expiration date of the school district's current parcel tax, the Palo Alto Board of...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 27 comments | 2113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Conference will focus on mental health

Two well-known mental health advocates and individuals with mental illness will speak at a free conference on Saturday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 2 comments | 2717 Views

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UC freshman applications grow

From the SJ Mercury News: "Every one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses had more freshman applications this year, making...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 208 Views

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A space where creativity reigns

In a cluttered classroom at Cubberley Community Center last Friday afternoon, the sound of smooth jazz was playing in the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barack Obama, on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 4492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

TEDx returns to Gunn High on Jan. 16

TEDx is returning to Gunn High School in Palo Alto for the fourth year this Friday, Jan. 16, with high school students lined...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Christine Yang, on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 2144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn program calls attention to teens' sleep

Two Stanford University sleep experts gave a talk at Gunn High School this week, kicking off a new partnership between the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:42 am | 49 comments | 5027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Jan 12, 2015 at 8:25 am | 477 comments | 11118 Views

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Private, alternative K-8 school opening downtown this fall

AltSchool, a new private K-8 school set to launch this fall in downtown Palo Alto, prides itself on actively operating on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 am | 42 comments | 9211 Views

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Foothill College vying to offer new, affordable four-year degree

Foothill College is in the running to become one of the first California community colleges to offer a four-year bachelor's...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:37 am | 4 comments | 3870 Views
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