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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Agree, 3 hours ago | 27 comments | 730 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 78 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kid-friendly holiday

Happiness researchers consistently report that people find greater satisfaction from life experiences than from receiving...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Paly student's year in Brazil

Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1339 Views

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Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 132 comments | 11292 Views

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Minority students speak to challenges they face

A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jim, on Dec 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm | 9 comments | 4004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's time to rethink our high schools

Thank you to all of the Gunn students who have spoken out recently after the suicide of your classmate. It's your courage...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by former former gunn parent, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 148 comments | 11124 Views

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Bridging the gap

There's a term that's been coined to describe the experience of Stanford University students: duck syndrome. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by mitalum, on Dec 15, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 2 comments | 2412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Another Paly Parent, on Dec 15, 2014 at 6:24 am | 317 comments | 163679 Views

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Editorial: Win, lose or tie?

Score this editorial in the "loss" column. Read the full editorial here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/editorial-win-lose-or-tie...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by More nadirs to come, on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm | 36 comments | 2990 Views

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Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Former IMSA Student, on Dec 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm | 86 comments | 12050 Views

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Stanford fraternity housing suspended due to sexual harassment concerns

Stanford University announced in a statement Friday that it is suspending the on-campus housing privileges of the Sigma Alpha...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carla, on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 4344 Views

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MV Whisman taps former Palo Alto head as interim superintendent

The Mountain View Whisman school board is tapping Kevin Skelly as the district's interim superintendent. Skelly, the former...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 4 comments | 1746 Views

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Sensory room facilitates learning for students with severe disabilities

Three special-education specialists have converted a Terman Middle School office into a "sensory room," draped with jungle-themed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sally Mickel, on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 2843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding self-confidence through service

For high school students Rebecca Goldgof and Sandie Luo, community service is a way of life. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/finding-self...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2364 Views

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Discussion of federal-information request questioned

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Max McGee admitted Tuesday night to a possible "inadvertent" violation of the Brown Act,...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Dec 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm | 10 comments | 1947 Views

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New school district communication strategy meets concern

A new element of the Palo Alto school district's communication strategy to each week gather and categorize all media coverage...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Dec 11, 2014 at 2:05 am | 26 comments | 2655 Views

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Palo Alto: New school board to discuss student survey results, enrollment

Newly elected school board members Terry Godfrey and Ken Dauber will take their seats behind the dais for the first time...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:13 am | 3 comments | 1536 Views

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SHP improves to 13-0 with CCS Open Division title

The greatest football season in Sacred Heart Prep history was achieved on Friday night as the top-seeded Gators defeated...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2014
Last comment by Gator Alum, on Dec 9, 2014 at 7:50 am | 2 comments | 1782 Views

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Menlo's Lacy runs herself into national cross-country finals

The Menlo School girls soccer team will have to wait a little longer for Lizzie Lacy to join the team this season after the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Don Gosney, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm | 1 comment | 1118 Views
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