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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools hire new expert on test data

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new, high-level data cruncher to analyze student performance and other testing...

Original post made on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by No more administrators!, on May 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm | 23 comments | 2164 Views

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Castilleja School to drop science APs

In what is described as a bid to deepen student learning, Castilleja School will replace its Advanced Placement science classes...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by CastillejaStudent, on Jun 12, 2011 at 10:54 am | 23 comments | 2690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When regular school doesn't work, Menlo Park enterprise offers help

The "parental angst" that walks through her door is familiar territory to Rhonda Racine, founder and director of Menlo Park's...

Original post made on May. 12, 2012
Last comment by English prof, on May 20, 2013 at 8:52 am | 23 comments | 3756 Views

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Two declare school board candidacies

Two candidates so far have declared their intentions to run this fall for what will be three available seats on the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:00 am | 23 comments | 1737 Views

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On Deadline: School districts, education supporters balance dread with hope on Prop. 30 tax vote

Palo Alto schools have felt the bite of the Great Recession and severe cuts in state funding for local districts. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2012
Last comment by frivolous whim, on Sep 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm | 23 comments | 1535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals to report on counseling tonight

The principals of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools will report to the Board of Education tonight on their efforts to improve...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Parent of Gunn student, on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:49 am | 23 comments | 2662 Views

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Parents confront school board about bullying

Amid tearful recountings by parents of painful school bullying situations, Palo Alto school board members and district Superintendent...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by big, on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 23 comments | 2026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wrestling: Not just for the boys anymore

Palo Alto and Gunn high school girls have taken to wrestling, reflecting an increasing number of who have joined wrestling...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Feb 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 23 comments | 1873 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members want more info on bullying case

Palo Alto school board members this week said they want more information on what went wrong in a 2010-11 middle-school bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by ahavil, on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm | 23 comments | 1602 Views

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Counseling, Paly gym on school board agenda tonight

One of the sharpest critics of the guidance counseling program at Gunn High School says she is "cautiously optimistic" that...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:10 am | 23 comments | 1454 Views

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Educators parse new state math standards

Concerns about new state standards in mathematics on the horizon for 2014 attracted 300 local educators to a gathering Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by albert einstein, on Mar 31, 2013 at 10:21 pm | 23 comments | 2658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by boo hoo, on Apr 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm | 23 comments | 3778 Views

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PAUSD to refund illegal summer school tuition charges

Palo Alto schools superintendent Kevin Skelly said today that the district is barred by law from charging tuition for summer...

Original post made by Curious on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 23 comments | 1552 Views

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PAUSD quietly reverses decision on refunds of illegal summer fees, receives new complaint about 2012 fees

All parents who paid summer school tuition to PAUSD for 2013 will automatically receive full refunds, according to a statement...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm | 23 comments | 1532 Views

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School Board searching for ideas

Since this topic was locked, I just wanted to start it again. Why is it that we have to go down to the board meetings...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 23 comments | 5293 Views

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School rules and laws related to online abuse

Youth and their parents should know and discuss the basic legal rules of the road related to online use and abuse. Here are...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by grandeur, on Aug 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 23 comments | 3466 Views

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Neighbors give thumbs up to Castilleja traffic efforts

Neighbors once critical of Castilleja School for generating traffic and parking problems have acknowledged that new traffic-control...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Current Parent, on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 23 comments | 2291 Views

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Family says teacher breached son's privacy

A family has sued the Palo Alto school district, saying they suffered embarrassment, humiliation, medical issues and financial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by MukhMan, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 23 comments | 9294 Views

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Test results, new spending on tap for school board

The Palo Alto school board will hear reports on school construction spending, SAT and Advanced Placement test results and...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm | 23 comments | 5627 Views

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Latest OCR case alleges disability bias

A recently initiated federal civil rights probe of the Palo Alto Unified School District is the ninth such investigation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Jan 10, 2014 at 12:05 am | 23 comments | 3477 Views
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