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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 | 4026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1665 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 5433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Our unsolicited PR advice for school district, city

There are two ways of looking at almost simultaneous decisions by Palo Alto City Manager Jim Keene and school district Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by just recalling, on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:02 am | 23 comments | 5067 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 4007 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 9521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 5861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 3670 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High names Fung as its new athletic director

It didn't take much of a search to find Palo Alto High's new athletic director. The final choice was on campus all along....

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by alarms, on Mar 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm | 23 comments | 3072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto lawyer takes aim at California's 'broken' education-funding system

Nancy Krop had built a notable career as a civil rights lawyer when her child reached school age and she stumbled upon a...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Edturlti, on Aug 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 23 comments | 6436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen dating hell

Laura had her hands full last fall. She had broken up with her boyfriend, Mark, the week before. Since then, he had been...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mass Mom, on Jun 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm | 23 comments | 9082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Streaking crackdown at Paly yields results

A crackdown on streaking at Palo Alto High School has reduced the count of violators from more than 100 in the 2012-13 academic...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:06 am | 23 comments | 4242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board set to vote on challenging OCR

The Palo Alto school board will vote Tuesday on a resolution sharply criticizing the federal Office for Civil Rights for...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by another parent, on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm | 23 comments | 6133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The online college experience

A Berkeley-bound student who earned his associate's degree entirely online is among nearly 1,000 students who will graduate...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by just depends, on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 23 comments | 6089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen well-being collaborative seeks new direction, again

Palo Alto's broad-reaching mental health coalition formed five years ago in response to teen suicides, Project Safety Net,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by A parent, on Oct 21, 2014 at 9:13 am | 23 comments | 4105 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tackle, arrest cap dramatic chase near Cal Ave

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Original post made on Jan. 16, 2008
Last comment by vanessa celano, on Apr 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm | 23 comments | 3575 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto officer assaulted, hit with bottle

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Original post made on May. 15, 2008
Last comment by Hummm, on Jun 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm | 23 comments | 2781 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest 'associate' in Philip Lacy killing

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Original post made on Aug. 5, 2008
Last comment by Jay doggy dogg, on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:59 am | 23 comments | 2559 Views
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