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Missing Menlo Park girl found safe, police report

Jennifer Blair, the missing Menlo Park teenager, has been found and is safe, police confirmed Saturday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by cmcmillan, on Feb 25, 2010 at 9:27 pm | 18 comments | 4203 Views

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Illusions Dance Club for Under 18 year olds

I'm wondering what people's experiences have been with the dances at Illusions (on Calif. Ave.) for under 18-year olds. ...

Original post made by Maureen Roddy on Feb. 14, 2010
Last comment by Deborah Norman, on Jan 11, 2012 at 1:51 am | 18 comments | 8421 Views

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Teachers, principals, set to get tenure tonight

The Palo Alto school board tonight is slated to confer tenure on 36 teachers and administrators, including the principals...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by another Gunn parent, on Mar 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm | 18 comments | 5036 Views

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Upgrades on tap for Palo Alto elementary schools

Smartboards, whiteboards, new lighting and ventilation will soon come to every classroom in Palo Alto's 12 elementary schools,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by puzzled, on Apr 9, 2010 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 4159 Views

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Palo Alto schools get grant for suicide recovery

The federal government has awarded the Palo Alto school district $50,000 to "respond" and "re-establish a safe learning environment"...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Apr 12, 2010 at 10:43 am | 18 comments | 3216 Views

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How the U.S. Air Force fought suicide, and we can, too

As a parent of three, including a Gunn student and a Terman student, I shared the sense of grief, concern and helplessness...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Midtown Parent, on Apr 27, 2010 at 11:30 pm | 18 comments | 7115 Views

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Two local graduates head to Annapolis, West Point

Grace Hamilton reported Monday to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Kevin Flaherty began his "plebe summer" Thursday...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2010
Last comment by Another PA mom, on Nov 29, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 18 comments | 6274 Views

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Wireless coverage boosted in Palo Alto schools

Wireless coverage in Palo Alto's public school classrooms will increase "dramatically," thanks to a recent contribution of...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2010
Last comment by steve, on Jul 15, 2010 at 11:26 pm | 18 comments | 4410 Views

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Bring Back Family Dinner Time

With all the talk of student stress at all ages, one thing which has not been discussed is the role of the family dinner...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 12, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Sep 22, 2010 at 11:38 am | 18 comments | 3696 Views

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Superman? What we really need is more Clark Kents

"Waiting for Superman," the new documentary that dramatizes the sad state of American education, tells a central truth: Too...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2010
Last comment by parent, on Oct 12, 2010 at 8:34 pm | 18 comments | 5453 Views

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Statewide report blasts community colleges

A scathing new report is questioning the effectiveness of California's 112 community colleges, stating that remedial education...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by paly parent, on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:54 am | 18 comments | 14529 Views

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School board to vote on calendar Tuesday night

As the Board of Education prepared to decide on 2011-2013 school calendars Tuesday night, a survey of high-school students...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by Looking, on Nov 10, 2010 at 5:58 am | 18 comments | 3539 Views

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Could Teen Suicide be Cause by Diet?

As a recent mom who's time mostly revolves around trying to feed my 1.5 year old son to help him grow, I thought maybe I...

Original post made by Susan Hong on Jan. 27, 2011
Last comment by JANET CHIN, on Jun 13, 2011 at 2:56 am | 18 comments | 3421 Views

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Faith groups unite for 'youth well-being' meeting

Palo Alto School Board President Melissa Baten Caswell and Superintendent Kevin Skelly will discuss youth health and well-being...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 14, 2011 at 9:05 am | 18 comments | 3785 Views

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Refuting stereotypes through 'Not in Our Schools'

"Not everyone is smart." "Not all Jewish people are rich." Students at JLS Middle School offered those suggestions when asked...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Alfred fan, on Apr 5, 2014 at 1:09 pm | 18 comments | 5586 Views

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Feature story: Teacher to the world

Can a hedge-fund guy find fame, fortune and fulfillment as a social entrepreneur? Meet Sal Khan of Mountain View, an MIT-trained...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Dutch Uncle, on Sep 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 18 comments | 12949 Views

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Developer wins support for new housing near Cubberley

After hitting a wall earlier this year, developer SummerHill Homes scored a major victory Wednesday when its bid to build...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2011
Last comment by pa mom, on Sep 17, 2011 at 10:35 pm | 18 comments | 3796 Views

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School board wrestles with enrollment data

Building a new middle school or placing sixth-graders back in elementary schools were among the ideas tossed out Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2012
Last comment by John, on Jan 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm | 18 comments | 6422 Views

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Apple and PAUSD

As a parent, I found out that all the computer products in the PAUSD district office and schools are Apple products, with...

Original post made by A parent on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jan 26, 2012 at 11:52 am | 18 comments | 3573 Views

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Improving high school counseling

An unusually impatient and resolute school board made clear this week that it does not believe students at Gunn High School...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Apr 2, 2012 at 11:59 am | 18 comments | 5796 Views
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