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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 | 7383 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 | 3893 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 | 3722 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 29 comments | 33470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:09 am | 29 comments | 2739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 6162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park Dad, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm | 29 comments | 8343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes expansion of Mandarin immersion program

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday evening a proposal to expand Ohlone Elementary School's popular Mandarin...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm | 29 comments | 5380 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford task force recommends expulsion as 'expected' sanction for sexual assault

A Stanford University task force charged with reviewing and issuing recommendations on sexual-assault policies and procedures...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense and innocence, on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:07 am | 29 comments | 7257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on May 4, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 29 comments | 2968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school district is considering a new comprehensive policy that would take a more intentional, inclusive approach...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Cherry, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 29 comments | 5899 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Cubberley plan: Isn't the issue over-crowded schools?

Like many in our community, I am excited by the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) proposal presented at the...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sense, on Nov 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 29 comments | 4772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs $17 million Addison gift

The Palo Alto school board enthusiastically endorsed Tuesday night a multi-million dollar plan, paid for in full by an anonymous...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by High School Parent, on Feb 25, 2016 at 6:32 pm | 29 comments | 4709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District defends itself in student-DNA case

The Palo Alto school district has fired back in response to an amicus brief the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by What Really Happened, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:47 am | 29 comments | 6286 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 3309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Salary hikes put pressure on school budget

A historic new compensation agreement with teachers and classified employees that the Palo Alto school board is likely to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by More than angry, on May 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 4381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide "musical" an insensitive and incorrect protrayal

Hello, we are two anonymous Gunn students. Recently, we watched A Theatre Near U's original play "A Beautiful Glass." According...

Original post made by Two anonymous Gunn students on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by PeaceLove, on Jul 2, 2016 at 3:57 am | 29 comments | 2959 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Confrontation at the duck pond

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Original post made by John on Jan. 19, 2007
Last comment by Scott Prose, on Jun 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm | 29 comments | 11181 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Grass fire burning near Stanford Dish

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Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by Tim, on Jul 11, 2007 at 9:17 pm | 29 comments | 7296 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Kids and matches caused big Dish fire

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Original post made on Jul. 10, 2007
Last comment by chillin, on Aug 9, 2007 at 8:01 pm | 29 comments | 5650 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,956 views

Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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