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Legal costs soar as Palo Alto school board begins OCR lobbying

The Palo Alto school district spent more than $200,000 in the first seven months of 2014 in legal fees related to its cases...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, 1 hour ago | 57 comments | 4380 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

McGee calls for committee work on new elementary school

The Palo Alto school district's debate over the urgency to open a 13th elementary school, defined by years of delays in decision...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by JLS Mom, 8 hours ago | 44 comments | 4657 Views

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The value of world languages in elementary school?

Why do people think world language in elementary school is so important? What about more science and computer programming,...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Parent, 14 hours ago | 20 comments | 491 Views

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Parents, school board candidates repeat pleas to repeal OCR resolution

As the Palo Alto Board of Education moves forward on efforts promised in its June resolution against the federal Office for...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Sep 29, 2014 at 1:24 am | 14 comments | 3163 Views

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Paly's new 'academic integrity' policy kicks off larger debate

Palo Alto High School Principal Kim Diorio says she wants to send a strong message about school culture with the unveiling...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm | 64 comments | 10884 Views

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VIDEO: A conversation with Club Academia founder Shilpa Yarlagadda

Shilpa Yarlagadda is a 2014 graduate of Gunn High School in Palo Alto and founder of Club Academia. She talks with Lisa Van...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Already have it, on Sep 28, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 167 Views

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Editorial: The meaning of 'fight'

Palo Alto school Superintendent Max McGee opted this month to solve the newest complaint of a frustrated Palo Alto parent...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Lauras Mom, on Sep 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm | 19 comments | 4171 Views

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Around Town

<B><B>15 and GIFTED ...</B> He isn't old enough to drive or vote, but this week <B>Arun Jambulapati</B>, 15, started his...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by Nice Story, on Sep 27, 2014 at 1:00 am | 1 comment | 105 Views

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Local teens create video tutorials for fellow students in online 'Club Academia'

A group of Gunn High School students is meeting daily this summer to create academic tutorial videos and boost their new...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bill Zukerberg, on Sep 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 6 comments | 6415 Views

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Can teachers put their hands on their students in PAUSD?

I would like to see what other parents with kids who attend school in PAUSD think about this issue. My seven year old son...

Original post made by PAconcernedmom on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Off My Lawn, on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 7 comments | 319 Views

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Palo Alto school board ratifies goals

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday unanimously ratified five goals for the new school year that reflect the assessment...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Sep 26, 2014 at 8:57 am | 9 comments | 1327 Views

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Signature Platform? To Sign for Healthy Schools!

I am collecting signatures for a friendly signature drive to ask PAUSD to adopt an indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan...

Original post made by A Lumsdaine on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by A Lumsdaine, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 84 Views

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Gunn girls shock rival Palo Alto in division volleyball opener

For quite some time, the Gunn girls volleyball team has been only the second-best squad in Palo Alto as the crosstown Vikings...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Brooke Santana, on Sep 24, 2014 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 632 Views

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Board hopefuls: more needed for minorities, special ed

A Saturday morning school board debate hosted by two Palo Alto parent groups that represent special education students and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by privilege, on Sep 23, 2014 at 9:19 pm | 41 comments | 4470 Views

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Gunn High senior publishes children's book on autism

Inspired by a friend and class assignment, an autistic senior at Gunn High School has self-published a children's book on...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jennifer, on Sep 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 4474 Views

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Free Online Preschool Fair on Kidfully

For parents looking for preschools, Kidfully has a new, open resource to help save parents time when looking for preschools....

Original post made by mikekhaw on Sep. 23, 2014
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Jordan Middle School helps start 13 libraries in Africa

With 1,000 books and $500, you can build a library in Africa. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/09/19/jordan-middle-school-helps-start-13-lib...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Sep 23, 2014 at 9:54 am | 3 comments | 2972 Views

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One-on-one: School board candidates question each other

The five people running for two seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education were given a chance at the Sept. 16 debate, the...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by stats vs.stats, on Sep 22, 2014 at 10:06 am | 10 comments | 594 Views

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Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Sequoia High

Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a surprise visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Wondering?, on Sep 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 13 comments | 6006 Views

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Palo Alto school board candidates seek to differentiate themselves

While seeming to find common ground on many of the key issues facing the Palo Alto school district, the five candidates for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Those 183 Votes, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:44 am | 22 comments | 3561 Views
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Opening alert: Zola, in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 3,524 views

Middle Class Scholarship for incomes up to $150,000!
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,419 views

Men Are Good For Three Things
By Laura Stec | 21 comments | 2,377 views

Two creative lights depart Palo Alto, leaving diverse legacies
By Jay Thorwaldson | 2 comments | 1,363 views

Reducing Council Size? Against
By Douglas Moran | 11 comments | 1,041 views