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Student data exposed in data breach

The names, addresses, birth dates and test scores of 14,000 current and former students in the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Silver lining, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 5724 Views


Palo Alto parents protest new sex ed curriculum

Palo Alto Unified middle school students learned about human reproduction, abstinence and healthy relationships this spring...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by PA parenting, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:07 pm | 80 comments | 10263 Views


School budget cuts begin to emerge

School board members began to delve into the nitty-gritty of $3.9 million in budget cuts on Tuesday night, starting to identify...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by No Me Too Raises, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:55 am | 18 comments | 3319 Views


Principal leaving Jordan Middle School after one year

The new principal of Jordan Middle School, Katie Kinnaman, will be leaving after one year on the job to move to Texas, she...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Yet another insider @ Jordan, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 40 comments | 8049 Views


Ohlone Elementary principal announces retirement

The latest in a flurry of leadership changes for the Palo Alto school district comes from Ohlone Elementary School, where...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Two years too late, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 2554 Views


YouTube and beyond

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Stanford grads Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn return to campus to play the Bing Auditorium. Their band Pomplamoose...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5689 Views


Top administrator, middle school principal to resign

More leadership shakeups are on the way for the Palo Alto Unified School District, with its chief student services officer...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by It was PAEA, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm | 17 comments | 6826 Views


School board to discuss budget cuts

After a series of public discussions and internal meetings over the last several months on the school district's budget shortfall,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Cut staff, on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:12 am | 9 comments | 1913 Views


Editorial: Unintended consequences

A decision by Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Max McGee to seek formal competitive proposals for mental...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident , on Apr 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm | 13 comments | 2538 Views


School district seeks new counseling provider for middle, high schools

The Palo Alto school district has for the first time issued a request for proposals for counseling services for its secondary...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Gina Dalma, on Apr 17, 2017 at 7:50 pm | 44 comments | 6035 Views


Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Former JLS Parent, on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 28 comments | 253601 Views


Off Deadline: Can 'Motivational Interviewing' help parent-teen/family communications?

OK, raise your hands if you can remember what it's like to have been a teenager. Read the full story here

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Trudy Palmer, on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1208 Views


A year later, the question remains: What's happening with Cubberley?

It's been four years since the Cubberley Community Advisory Committee delivered its comprehensive report. But there is no...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by Grumpy Old Guy, on Apr 13, 2017 at 9:44 am | 17 comments | 3748 Views


NYT: Tackling Student Stress

There's an interesting article in today's New York Times that calls out how a similar suburb outside of Boston/Harvard is...

Original post made by Member on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Que Pasa?, on Apr 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 18 comments | 883 Views


It takes two -- million dollars, that is

A year ago, the already robust Midpeninsula residential real estate market soared beyond the stratosphere. This fall, expectations...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2872 Views


Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Keisha Warren, on Apr 4, 2017 at 9:07 am | 2 comments | 7263 Views


Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Dan Silva, on Apr 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 11 comments | 3311 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 frustrated too, on Apr 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 374 comments | 347993 Views


Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day

While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 13 comments | 4330 Views


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 BalancedParent, on Mar 30, 2017 at 3:54 pm | 487 comments | 329076 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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