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Committee: Elementary enrollment in Palo Alto is stable, not growing

The chair of a school district subcommittee on elementary enrollment urged the school board and community members at a board...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Oct 8, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 20 comments | 7007 Views


Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school board will discuss next week a new policy aimed at ensuring the protection of the rights of transgender...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Nov 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm | 20 comments | 7495 Views


School budget discussions continue; new law firm approved

Palo Alto's Board of Education members continued to discuss enrollment, class size and other elements impacting the 2016-17...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Hindsight, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:53 am | 20 comments | 6322 Views


Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd

In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by bicyclist and driver , on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:45 pm | 20 comments | 8169 Views


Election '16: For the sake of the children

Two incumbents and three challengers are vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by No incumbents please, on Oct 15, 2016 at 1:38 am | 20 comments | 16285 Views


Experts, advocates react to CDC report on youth suicide

For a community that has done much soul searching in the wake of two youth suicide clusters over the last eight years, the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2017
Last comment by DES, on Mar 8, 2017 at 7:49 am | 20 comments | 14175 Views


Survey probes sexual harassment at school

As the Palo Alto school district works to improve its procedures and culture around sexual violence, new survey results provide...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2017
Last comment by White Elephant, on Aug 28, 2017 at 11:12 pm | 20 comments | 8322 Views


Editorial: The risks of secrecy

A new policy at the Palo Alto school district is a clever attempt to appear to construct safeguards against improper influence...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by That gal, on Dec 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 20 comments | 10513 Views


District releases minimal info on new supe

The Palo Alto school district Monday made publicly available the seven-page application form and two-page resume submitted...

Original post made on May. 22, 2018
Last comment by Parent, on May 23, 2018 at 1:05 am | 20 comments | 10272 Views


School board approves anti-bias resolution

At the urging of parents, community members and several civil-rights groups, the Palo Alto school board unanimously approved...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2018
Last comment by Dr. Reality, on Jul 27, 2018 at 9:14 pm | 20 comments | 7090 Views


Second seat in school board race still too close to call

Five days past Election Day, the race for the second seat on the Palo Alto school board is still undecided, though attorney...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2018
Last comment by Smear, on Nov 12, 2018 at 4:50 pm | 20 comments | 11722 Views


Editorial: As seniors graduate, student journalists take a stand against gratuitous and unhealthy college hype

Three cheers to the five outgoing editors-in-chief of Paly student newspaper The Campanile for having the courage to stop...

Original post made on May. 31, 2019
Last comment by Humility and Kindness, on Jun 1, 2019 at 10:46 am | 20 comments | 6480 Views


Palo Alto public, private high schools team up for car parade graduation

While graduating high school seniors can't walk across the stage to receive their diplomas surrounded by friends and family...

Original post made on May. 29, 2020
Last comment by :/, on Jun 2, 2020 at 2:57 am | 20 comments | 13746 Views


School board to hear update on reopening plans for the fall

With the new school year less than two months away, the school district is still working through how to safely reopen its...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2020
Last comment by Noel, on Jun 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm | 20 comments | 11431 Views


Editorial: Baten Caswell for Santa Clara County Board of Education

Melissa Baten Caswell's long history of working for a strong public education system will serve north county well on the...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2020
Last comment by BadParenting, on Nov 1, 2020 at 9:38 pm | 20 comments | 16010 Views


School district fires contractor after trapped ground squirrels die

Palo Alto Unified terminated its contract with a pest control company on July 14 after ground squirrels that it trapped were...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2021
Last comment by Demetrius Lanham, on Jul 26, 2021 at 12:32 pm | 20 comments | 11264 Views


Ingrid Campos: Parents' rights and 'traditional' values

Ingrid Campos is running for a seat on the Palo Alto school board with what she describes as a focus on parents' rights in...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2022
Last comment by Forever Name, on Oct 17, 2022 at 7:50 am | 20 comments | 6457 Views


Solicitor selling childrens books


Original post made by Craig on Jun. 27, 2007
Last comment by me, on Sep 15, 2008 at 8:08 am | 20 comments | 14237 Views


Mayor Klein to handle details of Litfin estate


Original post made on Feb. 11, 2008
Last comment by can you believe this?, on Feb 12, 2008 at 12:05 pm | 20 comments | 7448 Views


Police Unresponsive in Crime Wave


Original post made by Unprotected on Mar. 12, 2008
Last comment by Don't be Naive, on Mar 20, 2008 at 2:51 am | 20 comments | 6136 Views
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