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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by Another dad, 19 minutes ago | 292 comments | 93818 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by OPar, 4 hours ago | 206 comments | 11989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District prioritizes mental health support, outreach to Asian-American families

The Palo Alto school district is looking to increase its mental health support and outreach to Asian-American families, with...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, 19 hours ago | 29 comments | 3745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An Open Letter to the School Board and Superintendent Max McGee

The following is an open letter I wrote to the Palo Alto School Board and Superintendent Max McGee, I am writing this...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by You love speculating, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 829 Views

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Board to discuss high school mental health services

The Palo Alto school board will have an opportunity to continue community discussions about teen well-being Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Another dad, on Mar 25, 2015 at 6:01 pm | 22 comments | 2052 Views

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Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Took SAT too many decades ago, on Mar 25, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 342 comments | 197620 Views

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Duveneck's $74K Furniture Spend

I recently learned that Duveneck is planning to spend $74K in PTA and district funds on classroom furniture. When classrooms...

Original post made by Dismayed on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Mar 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 6 comments | 320 Views

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More than her resume

Lynn Ngai is a high-school senior with a three-page resume. It's filled with first-place awards for her violin performances,...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 25, 2015 at 6:30 am | 11 comments | 3802 Views

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Parents: Keep calm and parent on

I am a psychiatrist. After the tragedy last week, my phone has not stopped ringing with calls from concerned fellow parents....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by south bay parent, on Mar 24, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 197 comments | 189773 Views

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Community writes 'love notes' to Palo Alto youth

More than 30 "love notes" to Palo Alto youth were hung by community members from two downtown trees Sunday afternoon after...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Sam, on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:35 am | 12 comments | 5168 Views

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School board approves increased parcel tax

The Palo Alto school board unanimously passed just after midnight on Tuesday night a $758, six-year parcel tax that will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 83 comments | 5278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unsafe Teen Parties

Parents, please, please monitor your teen's party. The unfortunate tend in town is for parties held in the homes of loving...

Original post made by PA Parent on Mar. 21, 2015
Last comment by Sandra, on Mar 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 9 comments | 441 Views

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PAUSD principals shuffled

Looks like superintendent Max McGee is trying to solve a few thorny issues by initiating a dance of the principals: Below...

Original post made by Tip of iceberg on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Tip of iceberg, on Mar 22, 2015 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments | 789 Views

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Losing Faith That Palo Alto Has The Will to Do What is Takes to End The Suicides

I began to lose confidence in the school board and Dr. McGee's ability to manage the suicides when I watched him at the last...

Original post made by Discouraged on Mar. 21, 2015
Last comment by not blame but shame, on Mar 21, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 6 comments | 524 Views

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Medical Foundation doctors issue advice on youth mental health

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatrics department took an unprecedented step into the community debate on teen well-being...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Online Editor, on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:01 am | 8 comments | 5205 Views

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Health professionals urge board to consider later school start times

Thirty-five local and regional health professionals sent a letter to the Palo Alto school board and superintendent Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by and for learning, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:27 am | 63 comments | 4180 Views

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Gunn community deserves support, not blame

My name is Chloe Sorensen, and I'm the sophomore class president at Gunn High School. Throughout my first year and a half...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:16 am | 24 comments | 3582 Views

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All kids should be asleep at 7:00am

All kids, especially teens, should be asleep at 7:00am according to the clear, concise and undisputed, data-driven and scientifically-proven...

Original post made by Minshin Lee on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by new sleep news, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 224 Views

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School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm | 98 comments | 7023 Views

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Storify: Palo Alto community urges support for teen well-being

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to capture the numerous voices, opinions and our news coverage on teen well-being. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 2499 Views
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