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Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Stuart, 1 hour ago | 136 comments | 12463 Views


Stanford's Vardell earns NCAA silver anniversary award

Former Stanford star Tommy Vardell, nicknamed "Touchdown Tommy" during his time on The Farm, is one of six recipients of...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 922 Views


Feedback on Summer Camps for Incoming First Grader

Greetings: We hope to enroll our six-year-old daughter in a day camp this summer, and I know the enrollment period for many...

Original post made by SummerCamper on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by NewInTown, 18 hours ago | 4 comments | 1941 Views


Summer Camp?

I am moving to Palo Alto from NYC in June with my 3 kids (2,4 and 6). Can anyone give me a heads up on fun summer activities...

Original post made by Kathryn Kirby on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by parent, 18 hours ago | 7 comments | 2638 Views


Community Notebook: School district to host special-ed 'listening tours'

To solicit further public input on its special education services and a recent report evaluating them, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Get Real, on Jan 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 1857 Views


Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Sih Klausner, on Jan 17, 2017 at 3:55 pm | 10 comments | 6210 Views


Superintendent seeks revisions on federal agreement

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is seeking to limit certain reporting and investigatory requirements outlined...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Truth, on Jan 16, 2017 at 11:02 am | 13 comments | 2225 Views


School board: Seek clarification, but avoid pushback with feds

A majority of Palo Alto school district trustees agreed Tuesday night that the best course of action forward on a proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Mble, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 19 comments | 3051 Views


Community Notebook: Teen panel to talk about parents, school

Parents seeking to better understand their teenage children can listen to a panel of Palo Alto High School seniors speak...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1616 Views


School district to give update on achievement-gap work

Close to two years after a group of students, teachers, parents and administrators highlighted the ways in which the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by echo, on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:55 am | 20 comments | 2117 Views


Plan to address achievement gap must be more refined, trustees and parents say

The Palo Alto school board and community members urged district staff on Tuesday to move a draft plan to reduce the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:54 am | 2 comments | 1578 Views


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 outsider, on Jan 11, 2017 at 9:38 am | 362 comments | 321204 Views


District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sherri, on Jan 10, 2017 at 11:23 am | 29 comments | 9565 Views


A bridge to stability

The school day is done, the homework is polished off and all that's left to do for the two boys sitting at a table on a rainy...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 9, 2017 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 1946 Views


Community Notebook: 'Being a Teen in the Valley' panel

Local teenagers will share what it's like to grow up in Silicon Valley at a panel discussion this Wednesday, Jan. 4, hosted...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jan 4, 2017 at 11:03 am | 3 comments | 4770 Views


School board urges basic 'blocking and tackling' as first step toward special-ed reform

Palo Alto school board members urged district staff Tuesday morning to seek concrete, specific data on how well the district...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by 504 SOS, on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:48 am | 13 comments | 2984 Views


School district faces unexpected challenges

In many ways, 2016 was a year of surprises for the Palo Alto school district. Read the full story here

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 4254 Views


M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies

Only eight days after going to the emergency room with a mysterious illness, Aisea Mataele, a 14-year-old freshman at Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Akanesi, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 5019 Views


Holiday Fund: The play's the thing

"All the world's a stage," according to the king of theater, William Shakespeare. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has taken that...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1886 Views


Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90

A giant in the worlds of both academia and policy, Sidney Drell, emeritus professor of theoretical physics at SLAC National...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 2994 Views
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