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SCHOOLS & KIDS

The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 27084 Views

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School board endorses plan for new academic year

In Palo Alto, the school board unanimously OK'd the district's plan Friday for reopening schools with some tweaks, including...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2020
Last comment by Jim H, on Oct 1, 2020 at 9:28 am | 184 comments | 33847 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents ask board to fix 'bifurcated' schools

In sometimes tense exchanges, parents Tuesday demanded a greater sense of urgency from the Palo Alto Board of Education on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2012
Last comment by parent, on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:49 am | 179 comments | 19546 Views

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Protests rock Paly over 're-enactment' plays

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Original post made on Nov. 4, 2007
Last comment by edthecoolness, on Dec 22, 2007 at 12:03 pm | 179 comments | 12806 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A growing school movement

A sympathetic but defensive school board did little Tuesday night to reassure concerned parents that they shared their alarm...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by allison, on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 178 comments | 24614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New School Year--PIE support?

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Original post made by Leslie on Aug. 19, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Aug 29, 2007 at 11:36 pm | 177 comments | 14086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The Paly English kerfuffle

It was hardly a surprise that a proposal to combine the two "lanes" of freshman English into one would meet some resistance...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by 100 parents, on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:11 am | 174 comments | 20997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill for teaching climate change passes Senate

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Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by There ought to be a law AGAINST THIS !, on Feb 15, 2008 at 1:05 am | 172 comments | 21974 Views

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Parents ask schools superintendent for languages

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Original post made on May. 1, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on May 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm | 170 comments | 11964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If Mandarin Immersion is adopted fluent Mandarin speaking children should be excluded

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Original post made by David on Dec. 27, 2006
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 4, 2007 at 11:25 pm | 169 comments | 11870 Views

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Out of bounds? Drawing the line between 'motivational' and 'abusive' coaching in Palo Alto high schools -- Part 1

Some coaches generate explosions of parent and player complaints. Others inspire impassioned praise and loyalty. Sometimes...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by PA student, on May 23, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 168 comments | 39219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by alpaca, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:08 am | 167 comments | 77118 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto couple presses for 'sense of urgency' in relieving academic stress

It seemed to come like a shot from nowhere. Ken and Michele Dauber, Palo Alto parents of five, called for "new leadership"...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:21 am | 167 comments | 51773 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, school officials, exchange tense words

Frustrated parents interrupted school district officials Sunday evening in a sometimes tense discussion of the emotional...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2011
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Feb 25, 2011 at 6:26 pm | 166 comments | 49060 Views

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Ohlone - the big winner in the MI location problem

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Original post made by Bill on Jan. 5, 2007
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Jan 13, 2007 at 8:40 am | 165 comments | 16405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thirty teens dropped from Palo Alto school rolls

Thirty students were dropped from Palo Alto public school rolls this fall when their parents were unable to verify their...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 3, 2015 at 11:53 am | 165 comments | 18469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, parents rally against 'hate' group

More than 250 people gathered at the southeast corner of the Gunn High School campus in Palo Alto this morning in opposition...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by gogunn, on Feb 3, 2010 at 10:13 am | 163 comments | 8898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents ask Palo Alto to be anti-stress role model

Frustrated parents Tuesday challenged the Palo Alto Board of Education to make local schools "a role model nationally" in...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by newcomer, on Jun 8, 2011 at 5:44 am | 158 comments | 10171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The $6 million blunder

For the second time in less than a year, an avoidable mistake by top Palo Alto school district administrators will cost taxpayers...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2017
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Sep 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 158 comments | 28412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PA school language plan may cost too much

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Original post made on Jan. 16, 2008
Last comment by Paly reporter, on Apr 23, 2008 at 1:26 pm | 158 comments | 12909 Views
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