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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Our Palo Alto' launches with lessons in local demographics

An attempt by Palo Alto officials to get out of City Hall and engage residents in a two-year conversation about the future...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Just Saying, on May 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 29 comments | 6759 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renters feel the squeeze in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's housing market is known for its million-dollar homes and exclusivity. But for those looking to rent, the rates...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by palymom, on May 3, 2014 at 9:09 am | 29 comments | 10429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gearing up for school board elections

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Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm | 29 comments | 4242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our schools re-writing history?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Oct. 5, 2007
Last comment by PA Mom, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm | 29 comments | 3384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Day off school

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Original post made by Parent on Apr. 25, 2008
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 3199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Number participating in 'egg war' dropped to 50

Only about 50 Palo Alto High School students -- far fewer than initial reports from stuents of 100 to 200 -- were involved...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by student, on Nov 5, 2009 at 1:31 am | 29 comments | 2051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 2928 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents in denial about their teens?

Are Palo Alto parents in denial about what really goes on in their teenagers' lives? Survey results suggest that the answer...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Alex, on Jun 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 29 comments | 3062 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on 2011-12 calendar

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will be asked to vote on a "rollover" academic calendar for next year that is nearly identical...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 9, 2010 at 8:36 am | 29 comments | 1877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Escondido principal to move to Fairmeadow

Escondido School in Palo Alto was searching for a new principal Tuesday after the announcement that 15-year Principal Gary...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Former Escondido parents, on Jun 26, 2011 at 6:53 am | 29 comments | 2512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools brace for more budget cuts

Palo Alto schools are bracing for their third round of budget cuts in as many years and face some "tough decisions," officials...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by EPA dad, on Dec 5, 2011 at 8:58 am | 29 comments | 2093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New 'performing-arts center' approved for Paly

Groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art "performing-arts center" at Palo Alto High School is planned for the summer of 2013....

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 29 comments | 2596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Differences in Gunn, Paly guidance systems

Two-thirds of high school students in Palo Alto "feel tremendous pressure to succeed academically," according to surveys...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cheng-z, on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 2054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

43 Palo Alto teachers receive tenure

Forty-three teachers representing most of Palo Alto's public school campuses will gather today for a yearly event known as...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 31, 2012 at 7:41 am | 29 comments | 4341 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A tipping point for school board?

Faced with a mess largely of their own making, Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and the school board sought this week...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by Misha, on Jun 25, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 29 comments | 2311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding the way around Gunn

Freshmen at Gunn High School in Palo Alto recently shared random facts about themselves in the ice-breaking game, "Two Truths...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto Citizen, on Sep 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | 29 comments | 1699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Man arrested after housecleaner interrupts burglary

A Palo Alto resident, alerted by his housecleaner, came home to find a man allegedly trying to steal his vehicle Monday afternoon,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2012
Last comment by the650nerd, on Dec 22, 2012 at 3:02 am | 29 comments | 1496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD needs an independent public investigation of bullying and student civil rights

Along with many Palo Alto residents, I was disappointed to learn last week that the US Department of Education's Office of...

Original post made by Ken Dauber on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Edmund Burke, on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:32 am | 29 comments | 4052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CA ban on school fees

http://www.mercurynews.com/education/ci_22702203/new-california-school-law-that-bans-fees-causes?source=most_viewed Note...

Original post made by A weary parent on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 10, 2013 at 10:54 am | 29 comments | 2027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers get 3 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers and school staff members will get a 3 percent raise plus a 1.5 percent bonus for the current school year...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Sorry, but..., on Apr 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 29 comments | 1802 Views
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