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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Setting the wrong example

My Nov. 7 column about school bullying in Palo Alto generated some thoughtful responses and triggered a thread on Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Ken, on Dec 15, 2008 at 11:15 am | 112 comments | 7209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Weekly calls for halt to confidential school board memos

The Palo Alto Weekly has learned that school district Superintendent Kevin Skelly has been sending confidential weekly memos...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Rajiv Bhateja, on Jun 1, 2012 at 9:13 am | 112 comments | 16211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unprofessional/unsafe PAUSD residency checks

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Original post made by parent on Jul. 19, 2007
Last comment by Latina in Palo Alto, on Mar 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 111 comments | 16791 Views

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School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe

Critics of Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and a lawyer for the school district Tuesday presented clashing perspectives...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 am | 111 comments | 14892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Battle over Measure A heats up

With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by No, No, and Still No, on May 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm | 111 comments | 15259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A question of boundaries: Paly teacher rebuked

June 11 was a day of relief and closure for Palo Alto High School English teacher Kevin Sharp. Or so he thought. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 111 comments | 37820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent Kevin Skelly to resign June 30

Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly announced in an email Tuesday that he will step down at the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Feb 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 111 comments | 20466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OpEd: Don't sacrifice August by forcing early school start

The August summer break for Palo Alto schoolchildren and their families is on the chopping block, and little will be gained...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Paly Grad 09, on May 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | 111 comments | 36382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board boosts staffing with new funds

With a rosier budget outlook than they've had in years, members of the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday night unanimously...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:52 am | 110 comments | 8852 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Everyday Mathematics' authors to visit Palo Alto

Authors of Everyday Mathematics, the new textbook in Palo Alto's elementary classrooms this fall, will visit Palo Alto Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm | 108 comments | 9283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents praise school vote on academic stress

Parents who have lobbied the Palo Alto Unified School District about excessive academic stress said they were pleased with...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Maeve Grogan, on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | 108 comments | 6797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FPPC: Dauber has no financial conflict of interest with Office for Civil Rights

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has ruled that Palo Alto Unified School District board member Ken...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:05 am | 108 comments | 6132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-Paly principal disciplined for harassment

Former Palo Alto High School principal Phil Winston, who resigned last June 13 citing health and "work-life balance" reasons,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:58 am | 107 comments | 53136 Views

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Kevin Skelly regrets achievement-gap comments

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Monday night apologized to about three dozen mostly minority parents for his...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by California Mom, on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 107 comments | 22788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Stanford dean to Gunn students: 'find your own path'

In a speech at Gunn High School, former Stanford dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims implored students to focus on setting...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:35 am | 107 comments | 16555 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond Tinsley: Two former students look back

Raised in East Palo Alto, Laura Martinez spent her childhood crossing the freeway each weekday to go to school. As a student...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Just Me??, on May 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 106 comments | 10559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sometimes the right thing to do is say NO, on Apr 11, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 105 comments | 12970 Views

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Six school board candidates vie for three spots

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Original post made on Aug. 2, 2007
Last comment by extreme measures, on Aug 23, 2007 at 8:29 am | 105 comments | 8972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reverse Lottery at Palo Verde

I got a letter from Palo Verde today saying that due to over enrollment there is a reverse lottery that will take place on...

Original post made by Vianica on Apr. 21, 2010
Last comment by Sharon, on May 5, 2010 at 11:18 am | 105 comments | 8364 Views

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Petition available to request Election for County Board seat

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Original post made by Observer on Apr. 13, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 18, 2007 at 4:58 pm | 105 comments | 5839 Views
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