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Snacks with purpose

Mountain View resident Andy Kavanagh is the creator of Cub Snacks: healthy, kid-friendly cooking projects delivered once...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Inigo Canales, on Sep 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 1906 Views


Tutorial at Paly - Is it such a big deal for students to attend?

I have just received another email from Paly telling me to let my student know that attendance to Tutorial is mandatory....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 3, 2015 at 9:21 am | 10 comments | 543 Views


Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry

In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 2, 2015 at 9:13 am | 12 comments | 2826 Views


Q&A with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford University dean of freshmen, Palo Alto parent of two and author of new book, "How to...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tired of this, on Aug 30, 2015 at 9:20 am | 24 comments | 2812 Views


Will this court ruling kill the Paly Gym deal?


Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm | 8 comments | 697 Views


Laning in Los Altos elementary schools?

Hi. I understand that they have just started implementing lanes/strands in Los Altos elementary schools, for math and for...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 138 Views


School board eyes greater consistency at Palo Alto's high schools

Armed with a wealth of data on consistency – or lack thereof – across courses, subjects and teachers at Palo Alto's two high...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 29, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 69 comments | 4388 Views


Letters to the editor

Shift subsidies Read the letters here posted...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 28, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 2 comments | 289 Views


Dauber seeks conflict-of-interest ruling from FPPC

Seeking to put to rest years of questions about his relationship with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:01 am | 45 comments | 3915 Views


Homework, grading, curriculum: Consistency in high schools

In its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year, the Palo Alto school board will tackle a 200-plus page research report that...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Community, on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm | 26 comments | 911 Views


Preferential treatment in school class assignments

I've noticed that class assignments at our school tend to group the children of teachers and/or those of the top PTA parents...

Original post made by Class assignments (elementary) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Walter Hays Mom, on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 77 comments | 3337 Views


The Homework Spike

August 24, 2015 738 Los Robles Avenue August 24, 2015 Dear Online Friends, The “homework spike” that occurs...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by OrADifferentApproach, on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 185 Views


Driver wanted for 'acting strangely' near biking student

Palo Alto police are looking for a driver who was observed acting suspiciously after repeatedly driving past an 11-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 3050 Views


Regular school day on Yom Kippur

Does anybody know why there is school this year on Yom Kippur? For as long as I can remember, there was always no school...

Original post made by Mary on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Teacher, on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 9 comments | 272 Views


Spanish immersion program marks 20 years in Palo Alto

One works on climate change in the White House. Another started a new job this week as an elementary school dual-immersion...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2015 at 11:56 am | 10 comments | 5906 Views


A money-back 'guarantee' of college admission?

Steven Ma says his business is "hated by most colleges." But the business -- helping Asian-American students, and students...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Commentator, on Aug 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 119 comments | 16160 Views


Track a Vike at Paly

Just got an email from school with the following message ...teacher can scan you in using the track-a-vike system. Did...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 20, 2015 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 1274 Views


Palo Alto goes back to school

A tangible sense of excitement was in the air Tuesday morning at Palo Alto's elementary and middle schools as about 9,000...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 9 comments | 4286 Views


Data reveals where school district has more, and less, space for students

The school district's new enrollment-management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to equip its members...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 35 comments | 1177 Views


Teachers take on strategic roles in new school year

Palo Alto's high schools are looking to newly assembled teams of teachers on special assignment, or TOSAs, this fall to lead...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:10 am | 14 comments | 5419 Views
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