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Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd

In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by MP, 30 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1610 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board seeks innovation at existing schools, rather than new sites

A majority of the Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday that given declining enrollment and an already tight budget, there...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Live Your Values, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves first round of budget measures

A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget-savings measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Voter, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 1830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Student hit by car

A Paly student biking to school was hit by a car this morning at Churchill and Castilleja. http://palyvoice.com/2016/09/27/admin-calls-for-safety-reform-after-bike-accident/ S...

Original post made by Hugh B on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Carole, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marcia Perez, 18 hours ago | 21 comments | 3607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's with the PAUSD attendance this year? They must be bored.

Is the school district trying to gain cash for the school district? Why are they freaking-out this year over any tardy or...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by anne, 22 hours ago | 45 comments | 1333 Views

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School district: 'No' on new elementary school, but explore K-8 site

Palo Alto school district leadership are recommending against the long-discussed proposal of opening a 13th elementary school,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2016 at 8:00 am | 3 comments | 1620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 27, 2016 at 8:58 pm | 48 comments | 1450 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet in second debate

The five Palo Alto school-board candidates sat together at the board's own dais on Thursday night in the second in a series...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Whoa!, on Sep 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm | 7 comments | 1974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates face off in first debate

Enrollment, budget, mental health, innovation -- the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Low Academic Performance in Special Education , on Sep 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 12 comments | 5056 Views

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Teen drug abuse on the rise in county

It's never a slow day for Adolescent Counseling Services. The nonprofit's Palo Alto office is routinely packed during its...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by Oh Yes, Some Do, on Sep 22, 2016 at 10:37 am | 6 comments | 2881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary enrollment dips; work to reduce class sizes continues

As the Palo Alto community continues to debate class size and school capacity, enrollment is sharply down at the school district’s...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:00 am | 17 comments | 3523 Views

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The building blocks of understanding are memorization and repetition.

A timely article from Nautilus as PAUSD considers repairing its math curriculum. http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/how-i-rewired-my-brain-to-become-fluent-in-math-rp A...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Agreed!, on Sep 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 129 Views

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Palo Alto school district eyes budget cuts, but some ask for more

The Palo Alto school district has moved closer to providing concrete proposals for budget cuts that will help make up a budget...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Outrageous, on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 10 comments | 440 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board approves two elementary math curricula for pilot

Breaking with a recommendation from a large committee of teachers and parents, the Palo Alto school board on Tuesday unanimously...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Barron park, on Sep 15, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 10 comments | 2617 Views

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Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 28 comments | 3662 Views

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Why is Paly renovating Haymarket?

Why not tear down Haymarket and build a 2-story classroom building? There are still portables in the middle of campus and...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 298 Views

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School board to take action on new elementary math curricula

The Palo Alto school board will discuss the selection of new elementary mathematics curricula on Tuesday morning in advance...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 2308 Views

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Community gives feedback about budget shortfall

Palo Alto school board members opened the floor on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to the community to answer questions and receive feedback...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 13, 2016 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 3092 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by John94306, on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 16 comments | 3225 Views
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