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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why VOTE NO on MEASURE A?

A blogger has kept a running record of Yes statements saying there is a No blog already, but there doesn't seem to be, and...

Original post made by It\'s about trust on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by It's about trust, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 38 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students' pleas heard by El Camino Hospital Foundation

On April 15th, Donna and John Shoemaker publicly announced that El Camino Hospital's plans for a new mental health services...

Original post made by Sarah1000 on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Disappointed, 4 hours ago | 5 comments | 193 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

McGee: Tax renewal would protect Palo Alto school programs

Local voters have long supported the Palo Alto Unified School District to ensure we can provide a world-class education for...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by I can't remember the name I used, 5 hours ago | 147 comments | 5664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Continuation high school picks up those who fall through the cracks

Alta Vista High School in Mountain View has a reputation as a "bad" school, one with failing students and lower-quality teachers. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by educator, 9 hours ago | 6 comments | 1095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD kids -- what are your fond memories of your school years?

The other day I got an opportunity to ask a group of high schoolers about the fun times they remember about their school...

Original post made by FondMemories on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by James, on Apr 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm | 5 comments | 202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Make finals optional this spring

Hello Palo Alto onliners, Much has been said about kids and parents obsessing about grades. Well, many kids are happy...

Original post made by Kids need options on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 1625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where has the $ (good teachers) gone?

With heated discussions on Measure A, I remembered some incident couple of superintendents ago. We did not have the parcel...

Original post made by $PAUSD$ on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 17, 2015 at 12:35 am | 13 comments | 470 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 MidtownMom, on Apr 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 18 comments | 785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide

In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Legacy, on Apr 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm | 77 comments | 5826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Concerned parent, on Apr 15, 2015 at 9:48 am | 206 comments | 228394 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by A simple solution, on Apr 15, 2015 at 6:12 am | 247 comments | 17796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer Job Opportunities for Palo Alto High Schoolers?

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Original post made by Palo Alto Teen on Mar. 18, 2007
Last comment by Spark, on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:26 am | 26 comments | 12447 Views

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Measure A ballots - OUT TODAY, strict interpretation ??

I received the Measure A mail-in ballot this afternoon. The instructions are very specific and I am wondering typically...

Original post made by Measure A ballots & possible \"funnyness\" on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Don't read the Unscrupulous Blogger, on Apr 14, 2015 at 8:59 am | 9 comments | 370 Views

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New York Times article: Palo Alto is now known for its suicides.

Well there is a sad irony here. Selfishly pressuring our kids to improve our own social status and improve our own self...

Original post made by Sol on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Glory, on Apr 13, 2015 at 11:35 pm | 9 comments | 703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 7921 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can We Tolerate the Best Kind of Diversity in Palo Alto?

Iím a Palo Alto parent of teens. I think, as many do, that there is a problem in our community of academic pressure. Iím...

Original post made by PA parent on Apr. 11, 2015
Last comment by lesliefunk, on Apr 12, 2015 at 1:35 am | 1 comment | 198 Views

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Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sometimes the right thing to do is say NO, on Apr 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 105 comments | 6818 Views

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Parcel tax ballots mailed

The Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters mailed ballots this week to the 42,084 registered voters in Palo Alto who are...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by ALPHONSO, on Apr 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 95 comments | 3951 Views

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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 Another parent**, on Apr 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 282 comments | 18811 Views

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PAUSD leadership crisis: the new nadir

"Something needs to be done," McGee said Tuesday. "We're in a crisis situation." It appears that Max McGee has been reading...

Original post made by Throw the bums out on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Honeymooned, on Apr 10, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 54 comments | 1321 Views
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