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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are AP's really necessary?

My child will attend high school soon. How many APs do students take? I understand they can only take them in Junior/Senior...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 6, 2010
Last comment by Play the Game, on Oct 11, 2010 at 1:48 pm | 20 comments | 5049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teens to hold first all-city dance Friday

Palo Alto's youth are hosting the first all-high-schools social of its kind, Ignite, Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Lucie...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2011
Last comment by Student, on Mar 22, 2012 at 7:57 pm | 20 comments | 4664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Duveneck Principal and Tardies

What's with John Lents and his punctuality issue? He sends out letters when children get tardies. A tardy can even be due...

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 15, 2011
Last comment by Duveneck Mom, on Mar 18, 2011 at 12:36 pm | 20 comments | 3762 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hospital construction impacts day care center

Stanford has begun building their new children's hospital and with it, a 9-level parking structure less than 60-feet -- the...

Original post made by Parents of Arboretum Daycare on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 21, 2011 at 8:19 am | 20 comments | 4790 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meg Whitman to fund Peninsula charter schools

Meg Whitman, former eBay CEO and the 2010 Republican nominee for California governor, will help fund 10 new charter high...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2011
Last comment by Steve C, on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:54 am | 20 comments | 4770 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One in six Palo Alto grads attends Foothill-De Anza

About one in six Gunn or Palo Alto high school graduates goes directly to Foothill or De Anza community college, according...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2011
Last comment by Cathy, on Nov 26, 2011 at 7:23 pm | 20 comments | 6377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School officials: 'No need for Cubberley until 2019'

Breaking a long silence on their plans for Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto school officials have recommended postponing...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2012
Last comment by Size matters, on Mar 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm | 20 comments | 4885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ISO feedback about our middle schools!

Please share your experience with PAUSD middle schools! I find a lot about elementary and high schools, and have little...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 15, 2012
Last comment by parent, on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm | 20 comments | 7487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cannabis smoking 'permanently lowers IQ'

"Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according...

Original post made by Sharon on Aug. 27, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm | 20 comments | 4103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar advisory committee on agenda

Composition of an advisory committee to evaluate Palo Alto's new school calendar will be among discussion topics at the Board...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | 20 comments | 10116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan sixth-grader back after health case settled

A Jordan Middle School student whose parents sued the Palo Alto school district to block his transfer over a health issue...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 8, 2012 at 3:46 pm | 20 comments | 5550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With one new member, school board looks ahead

Following a hard-fought election for three spots on the Palo Alto Board of Education, newcomer Heidi Emberling, a parent...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2012
Last comment by soccerdad, on Nov 9, 2012 at 8:11 pm | 20 comments | 4331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student advances to science competition nationals

Gunn High School sophomore Joy Jin is part of a two-person team that will compete nationally against five other teams next...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Nov 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm | 20 comments | 6869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 12056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Extensive survey probes parent, student, staff satisfaction with Palo Alto schools

Ninety percent of Palo Alto parents and 93 percent of high school students say they are "somewhat satisfied" or "very satisfied"...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Survey fatigue, on Apr 15, 2013 at 10:36 pm | 20 comments | 14264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Gunn High School's Pep Band a Divison of Stanford University?

I attended the May Fete Parade on University Avenue yesterday and was quite confused when I saw the lead off act. It was...

Original post made by Confused on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by Hmmmmmmm, on May 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm | 20 comments | 6081 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If I found $150,000 to spend on the schools, I would...

The school board's answer is "hire a public relations person"! What's yours? My ideas: better school lunch, tutoring for...

Original post made by Terman dad on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Linguist, on May 16, 2013 at 8:45 am | 20 comments | 3327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New two-story classroom buildings, gym, library on tap for Palo Alto students

When Palo Alto students go back to school Aug. 15, they'll occupy three brand-new, two-story classroom buildings, a new gym,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Zakir, on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm | 20 comments | 9599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT tutoring

My son, a Paly senior, is about to apply to college. He likes the CSUs (California State University). They are peculiar...

Original post made by PalyDad on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 20 comments | 8699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In absence of state test, Palo Alto wants to give one anyway

Worried about a loss of continuity in standardized testing, members of the Palo Alto school board say they want local students...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by Middle Schools, on Nov 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 20 comments | 12300 Views
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