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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lighting at West Meadow tracks gets go-ahead

New lighting is being installed to illuminate the West Meadow train crossing in Palo Alto, an effort to dissuade people from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2009
Last comment by the watcher, on Dec 16, 2009 at 2:14 am | 31 comments | 3324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save the Crossing Guards: Charge for Highschool Parking

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but do Palo Alto high schools really provide free parking for students who...

Original post made by Alex Green on May. 16, 2010
Last comment by ha_farloungtzen, on May 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm | 31 comments | 6951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $3.4 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $3.4 million to donate to Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses, the foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm | 31 comments | 7315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly to get a handle on homework loads

Concerned about students' workloads, Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston this fall will deploy new software aimed...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2011
Last comment by paly parent, on Aug 26, 2011 at 12:53 pm | 31 comments | 3746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A big thank you to the policeman

When I drove by Donald and Maybell this morning around 8:20am, I passed by a policeman giving out tickets to high school...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Sep. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 3, 2011 at 3:39 pm | 31 comments | 2449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly - Another Honors class not Honorably ranked by UC?

Is it correct that it turns out that a Physics H. class just followed an English H. class - UC will not weigh as honors?...

Original post made by just wondering on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by @Chris Zaharias, on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:47 am | 31 comments | 5992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, district staff again defy school board on counseling

Three months after being told by the PAUSD school board to develop a 3-year plan to fully implement the recommendations of...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by gunn site council , on Jun 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm | 31 comments | 3153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 31397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three preparing bids for Palo Alto school board

Three parent leaders have confirmed that they are strongly considering running for two open seats on the Palo Alto Board...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on May 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 31 comments | 7806 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto substitute teachers to get pay raise

Following the testimony of four substitute teachers who said their pay is too low at Tuesday's school board meeting, Palo...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by SouthernCalSub, on Oct 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm | 31 comments | 9991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open Letter to Marissa Mayer: Please don't throw your annual Halloween Party at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary

A few days ago I saw fake grass being placed in the driveway at what was once Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary, Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Professorville Neighbor on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 31 comments | 7405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panelists tell community: Listen more, listen deeply

A mother, a sister and a friend who have lost loved ones to suicide, along with a psychiatrist, a pediatrician, the Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by a parent, on Mar 2, 2015 at 2:27 am | 31 comments | 9018 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Former Teacher, on May 31, 2015 at 12:52 am | 31 comments | 8610 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NYT: Push, Don't Crush, the Students

Another NYT article on PAUSD: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html?fb_ref=Default&_r=0...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by YellingAtTheWall, on May 2, 2015 at 11:07 am | 31 comments | 2146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who is BETTER? PAUSD or Los Altos?

Having many friends in the surrounding districts, I am still really wondering if we aren't missing the real problem here....

Original post made by Parent on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by It's a Draw, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:08 pm | 31 comments | 3434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools wrestle with class-size targets

An eighth-grade algebra class at JLS Middle School with 33 students. A French class at Jordan Middle School with 33 students....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:11 am | 31 comments | 9237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CDC releases final youth suicide report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Friday a much-anticipated final report on its investigation...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2017
Last comment by Unbelievable, on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:07 am | 31 comments | 6684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss renaming schools

A committee's recommendation to rename two Palo Alto middle schools will be up for debate Tuesday night when the school board...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by observer, on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm | 31 comments | 3317 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why is there a Taser debate?

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Original post made by Silver Bullet on Mar. 29, 2007
Last comment by Ed, on May 24, 2007 at 5:02 pm | 31 comments | 6935 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No fines for hiker who cried 'lion'

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Original post made on Jul. 17, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 21, 2008 at 10:46 am | 31 comments | 4068 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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