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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High School principal resigns

Denise Herrmann, who has served as principal of Gunn High School for the last three years, announced her resignation on Wednesday...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Suggestion, 2 minutes ago | 42 comments | 7747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheating at Paly is okay?

Is Paly administration turning their heads at cheating also? My son came home and said that a Senior who is going to [portion...

Original post made by Parent on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by musical, 16 minutes ago | 9 comments | 345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by I support PNQLNOW.ORG , 23 minutes ago | 30 comments | 8798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A moment of truth

In a well-run organization, mistakes are acknowledged, their causes assessed and practices are corrected. The organization...

Original post made on May. 26, 2017
There are no comments yet. 234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two men wanted for strong-arm robbery at Stanford University

Deputies at Stanford University are looking for two men wanted for a strong-arm robbery early Thursday morning, according...

Original post made on May. 25, 2017
Last comment by Fletcher, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 1201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Another sexual assault reported at Paly

A female Palo Alto High School student who said she was sexually assaulted on the school’s quad by a male student in November...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by More KTVU Reporting, 11 hours ago | 82 comments | 11187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja School changes expansion plans

Officials of Castilleja School unveiled revisions to a proposed expansion on Thursday, hoping that changes to an underground...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by I support PNQLNOW.ORG, 11 hours ago | 58 comments | 5442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park superintendent to become chief innovations officer at Ravenswood

Maurice Ghysels, the superintendent of the Menlo Park City School District, will take on a new role as chief innovations...

Original post made on May. 18, 2017
Last comment by Hiring in Times of Layoffs?, 16 hours ago | 12 comments | 2658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board nears final 2017-18 budget

Nearing approval of the school district's 2017-18 budget, trustees on Tuesday directed staff to allocate funds to support...

Original post made on May. 24, 2017
Last comment by Coverup Culture , 20 hours ago | 7 comments | 918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Law firm to investigate how district handled sexual-assault reports

The Palo Alto Unified Board of Education, facing pressure from alarmed parents and reacting swiftly to media reports of repeated...

Original post made on May. 16, 2017
Last comment by Thomas, on May 24, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 78 comments | 9863 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Casti should not be allowed to expand at their current site

Castilleja has been running an ad on PA online with the Master Plan for developing their campus. Knowing "the facts" about...

Original post made by No upside for Palo Alto on May. 24, 2017
There are no comments yet. 66 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly student accused of sexual assaults

A male Palo Alto High School student is facing at least three sexual assault allegations, including that he forced a female...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by common sense, on May 22, 2017 at 7:36 pm | 357 comments | 32574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top administrator, middle school principal to resign

More leadership shakeups are on the way for the Palo Alto Unified School District, with its chief student services officer...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by Change the Culture, on May 21, 2017 at 8:16 am | 20 comments | 8141 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feeding families

Lemotu Evaimalo comes to the East Palo Alto Library with her three young children almost every day she has off from work....

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Friend, on May 18, 2017 at 9:29 am | 9 comments | 7730 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Beyond weighted GPAs

With a lifeline delicately crafted by Superintendent Max McGee, the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Education...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Palo Alto, on May 15, 2017 at 1:14 pm | 14 comments | 2897 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs budget additions

As the Palo Alto school district continues to grapple with a budget shortfall, trustees on Thursday directed staff to plan...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on May 13, 2017 at 10:30 am | 4 comments | 1617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Academic pressure can shortchange student engagement and passion

We need to listen better. Read the full guest opinion by Shounak Dharap here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/05/05/guest-opinion-academic-pressure-can-shortchang...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by 2 cents, on May 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 45 comments | 5733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Complaint: school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Megan Carey, on May 12, 2017 at 6:16 am | 8 comments | 4641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers, superintendent face breakdown in trust

Festering teacher concerns in the Ravenswood City School District came to a head last week when the teachers union announced...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by Witness, on May 11, 2017 at 1:43 pm | 46 comments | 4313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board votes to report weighted GPAs

The school board took a series of consequential actions on Tuesday night with impact throughout the district, including approving...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Gloria Symon, on May 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 6 comments | 3037 Views
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