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SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's time to rethink our high schools

Thank you to all of the Gunn students who have spoken out recently after the suicide of your classmate. It's your courage...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 149 comments | 22893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New civil-rights complaints filed against Palo Alto district

The Palo Alto Unified School District received notification last week that federal investigators are probing two new cases...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Apr 21, 2013 at 10:56 am | 148 comments | 10432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Eminent Domain and more is on the way for Palo Alto

The high speed rail will create a significant amount of eminent domain in Palo Alto (or worse - the state may just seize...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 1, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Dec 13, 2008 at 2:09 am | 147 comments | 13598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Chinese mothers superior" article

Most of you have read or heard about Wall Street Journal article by a Yale law professor "Why Chinese mothers are superior"...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by VoiceOfReason, on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | 147 comments | 11302 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School District Overcrowding – how bad is it?

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Original post made by yet another parent on Aug. 30, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm | 146 comments | 12313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In secret, school board weighs not cooperating with federal agency

Palo Alto Board of Education members and their attorneys have discussed in closed session and in emails how they might challenge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 142 comments | 20795 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School stakeholders clash over math

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday struggled to find common ground between district staff's enthusiastic support of a...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm | 142 comments | 11022 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by lets stay on topic, on Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 142 comments | 36755 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bullying case reveals systemic problems in school district

Palo Alto school district leaders and parents should be shocked and saddened by the portrait painted in a scathing investigative...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jen, on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:04 am | 141 comments | 15447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Boaty MacBoatface, on Mar 13, 2017 at 8:26 am | 141 comments | 16838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 23683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union defends decision to file grievance against Gunn principal

Citing "misconceptions and misinformation" surrounding the union grievance filed late last year against Gunn High School...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Redonculous, on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 138 comments | 15110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto reacts to Atlantic article

The appearance in a national publication of a now-familiar story — that of a community, Palo Alto, grappling with youth...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by RETOOL SCHOOL, on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:31 am | 137 comments | 19320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plagiarism at Paly grad events sparks discussion

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Original post made on Jun. 25, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 27, 2008 at 10:12 am | 136 comments | 10320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

French or not at Paly?

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Original post made by homme de palo alto on Jul. 22, 2007
Last comment by Palo alto mom, on Sep 6, 2007 at 11:51 am | 136 comments | 10516 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High principal reflects on 'egg wars'

Eleven Palo Alto High School students were suspended and about seven more received "consequences" for participating in an...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 21, 2009 at 5:50 am | 136 comments | 6976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI letter to school board

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Original post made by Board Observer on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by pa resident, on May 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm | 136 comments | 12328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly High tries for booze-free dances

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Original post made on May. 28, 2008
Last comment by paly parent, on Jun 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm | 135 comments | 9280 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Mandarin losing its status as flavor of the month language?

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Original post made by Parent on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm | 134 comments | 9559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 132 comments | 28001 Views
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