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SCHOOLS & KIDS

El Carmelo parents pitch in for 'Going Green'

Parents and students at El Carmelo Elementary School have "filled up the stage" in the school's multi-purpose rooms with...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by PA Mom, on Jan 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm | 1 comment | 1930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Garland's incoming class

Can someone tell me if Garland's incoming class will comprise only Kindergartners? Or will 1st - 5th graders be moved from...

Original post made by garland question on Jan. 29, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 29, 2009 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Helping Kids Thrive' program Sunday in Palo Alto

Helping parents, teachers and students deal with student stress will be the subject of a Palo Alto PTA Council program Sunday...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2009
Last comment by Carrie Manley, on Jan 30, 2009 at 12:16 am | 1 comment | 2205 Views

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Ethnic achievement gap in education can't be eliminated, Palo Alto superintendent says

Finally some straight talk and less psychobabble from the PA school superintendent.http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11613034?source=most_emailed It...

Original post made by Sharon on Feb. 3, 2009
Last comment by Me Too, on Feb 3, 2009 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 2074 Views

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Payoff yet to come for most prep soccer teams

Talk about waiting until the last moment. That's the situation a handful of local soccer teams find themselves in heading...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by John Colbert, on Feb 6, 2009 at 4:29 am | 1 comment | 2006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dr. Newman Walker Dies

Very sadly the Palo Alto Daily News reports that Dr. Newman Walker has died. Many long time residents of Palo Alto will...

Original post made by Jean Wilcox on Feb. 6, 2009
Last comment by Jean Wilcox, on Feb 10, 2009 at 7:41 am | 1 comment | 2758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Girls & Boys Basketball Seeded into Quarters

Gunn Teams Seeded into Quarters An absolute phenomenal season for Gunn Basketball was reflected in today's seedings for...

Original post made by Sports Reporter on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by Titan Fan, on Feb 25, 2009 at 7:20 pm | 1 comment | 2011 Views

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En plein air

Tuesday's break in the weather afforded local painters the chance to practice their craft in the Palo Alto Baylands. Photographs...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by SOULET MARTINE, on Feb 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 2259 Views

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Math Text Adoption meeting

It is really a shame that the adoption of the new math texts for the district involved a long process with many meetings,...

Original post made by Jimmy on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by Tim, on Mar 16, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 1919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No suspects in south Palo Alto bomb scare

Palo Alto police say they have no suspects in a Tuesday bomb scare that prompted the evacuation of about 200 people, including...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on Mar 13, 2009 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 1877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hearing on EveryDay Math for MP Schools

Controversial new math curriculum focus on calculators, estimations rather than teaching traditional math. March 24,...

Original post made by Perla Ni on Mar. 19, 2009
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Mar 19, 2009 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 2015 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

You can review texts for Spanish classes until this Friday

A committee of teachers, students, and parents is currently reviewing sets of Spanish (Levels 1 and 2) materials that have...

Original post made by Here Ye on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Here Ye, on Apr 27, 2009 at 8:50 am | 1 comment | 1841 Views

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How do the homeschoolers deal with math curriculum?

I would like to find out if the homeschoolers in our community use math tutors, online resources, parents, or any other ways...

Original post made by LT on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by Afterschooling Math, on Apr 29, 2009 at 7:14 pm | 1 comment | 2091 Views

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Have Gunn and Paly announced the winners of the ACSA leadership award?

I am wondering who received the award this year....

Original post made by Curious on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Paly Student, on May 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm | 1 comment | 1962 Views

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Gunn, Paly seek help in planning campuses

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are seeking parent and community members to augment their facilities steering committees,...

Original post made on May. 20, 2009
Last comment by Johnny, on May 20, 2009 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 1690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No Turning on Red While Children Are Present

Embarcadero/Middlefield and Embarcadero/Newell Road have these signs due to Walter Hays and Jordan students crossing. Please...

Original post made by Mom on May. 29, 2009
Last comment by Greg, on May 29, 2009 at 5:05 pm | 1 comment | 1774 Views

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Two More Threatened Suicides By Train

None of the newspapers picked up on the two threatened suicides this last weekend. The first was a male on Friday night,...

Original post made by RC on Jun. 15, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jun 15, 2009 at 4:45 pm | 1 comment | 2018 Views

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Kanter to speak in Palo Alto Friday on U.S. education

Martha Kanter, the nominee for U.S. undersecretary of education, will give a talk on education issues Friday at Hewlett Packard...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2009
Last comment by Mo Geraghty, on Jun 25, 2009 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 1940 Views

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Ravenswood schools trim budget by $5 million

Responding to the statewide fiscal crisis, board members of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District Thursday night...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 1869 Views

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PA Babe Ruth 15s look like all-stars once again

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars took their first step toward a possible return to the World Series by blasting...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2009
Last comment by Kelly, on Jul 6, 2009 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 1876 Views
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