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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Some all-year 'summer' classes being planned

Some Palo Alto students may be attending full-year classes next summer. The school board later this month will consider extending...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2009
Last comment by Former Gunn Parent, on Nov 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm | 36 comments | 5452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driving high schoolers to school - why???

I have been a high school parent for several years and my kids have always ridden bikes to school, or if they had a lot to...

Original post made by High School Parent on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by yes mommy dearest, on Nov 24, 2009 at 8:25 pm | 36 comments | 4381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gap Year - has anyone experienced it?

Our Paly senior has decided to defer college for a year to experience a Gap Year. This phenomenon is widely popular in Europe...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by One size does not fit all, on Apr 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm | 36 comments | 5494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foreign language immersion for only one year

Hi, My child was offered admission into a private foreign language immersion school and after careful consideration of...

Original post made by Palo Alto mom on Mar. 21, 2010
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm | 36 comments | 5803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High prize-winner hooked on the 'elegance' of mathematics

It has been a season of rewards for Palo Alto High School senior Lynnelle Ye. Ye's passion for the "elegance" of mathematics...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 36 comments | 16559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Addison principal will move to Duveneck

A search is on for a new principal at Addison School after an announcement Monday that the school's longtime principal, John...

Original post made on May. 10, 2010
Last comment by PA mom, on Jan 22, 2011 at 12:43 am | 36 comments | 5940 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math scores rise, easing fears about new text

Palo Alto elementary students logged a strong performance on May's California STAR Test, easing some anxieties about a new...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Amazing, on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm | 36 comments | 5742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers' petition may spark statewide change

A petition by some Palo Alto elementary school teachers may soon spark major changes in schools throughout California. Legislation...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by Erin Mershon, on Sep 15, 2010 at 7:21 pm | 36 comments | 4892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Families torn over school calendar proposal

Palo Alto families like the idea of first-semester high school finals before winter break but do not want the school start...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2010
Last comment by Steven, on Oct 29, 2010 at 2:39 pm | 36 comments | 5597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto may convene math 'working group'

A "working group" panel of parents and teachers to share ideas on the best ways to teach math to students in the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2011
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Jan 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm | 36 comments | 5650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood may cut entire library staff

Peering into a future of hard times, trustees of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District Thursday voted to slash...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2011
Last comment by Wha?, on Jun 14, 2011 at 12:40 pm | 36 comments | 4535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three new courses proposed for Paly

Sports nutrition, cars and physics are the subjects of three new classes proposed for Palo Alto High School next year. The...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2012
Last comment by Completely Agree with Wow, on Feb 17, 2012 at 1:52 pm | 36 comments | 6932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 2,210 for Class of 2017

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,210 students from a record-breaking pool of 38,828 applicants for its undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 36 comments | 31324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Skelly in annual review

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly emerged from his annual performance review with a satisfactory rating, Board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 36 comments | 7306 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto growth brings traffic angst to Los Altos Hills

Spurred by a popular outcry over planned traffic signals at the busy interchange of Interstate 280 and Page Mill Road, Los...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by First Responder, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 36 comments | 22360 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs challenge to U.S. agency

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution challenging the investigative practices of a federal...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Jun 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm | 36 comments | 6387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 8699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools prioritize culture change, achievement gap

As a result of intensive self-studies Palo Alto's high schools undertook over the last year, both Gunn and Palo Alto High...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by a contrary view, on Feb 18, 2015 at 9:49 am | 36 comments | 9812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford swimmer found guilty of sexual assault

Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was found guilty Wednesday of three felony charges relating to a sexual assault...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by myscreenname, on Apr 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 36 comments | 20134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board majority supports elementary improvements, but others have questions

Larger multipurpose rooms, modernized classrooms and improved seismic safety are among the updates that elementary school...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Oct 14, 2017 at 7:13 pm | 36 comments | 6133 Views
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