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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student data exposed in data breach

The names, addresses, birth dates and test scores of 14,000 current and former students in the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Former Family, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 6220 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School

The list of 2016 graduates from Palo Alto High School. Read the full story here https://paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/06/02/palo-alto-high-school...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2017
There are no comments yet. 78 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents protest new sex ed curriculum

Palo Alto Unified middle school students learned about human reproduction, abstinence and healthy relationships this spring...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by PA parenting, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:07 pm | 80 comments | 10373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget cuts begin to emerge

School board members began to delve into the nitty-gritty of $3.9 million in budget cuts on Tuesday night, starting to identify...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2017
Last comment by No Me Too Raises, on Apr 21, 2017 at 11:55 am | 18 comments | 3432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principal leaving Jordan Middle School after one year

The new principal of Jordan Middle School, Katie Kinnaman, will be leaving after one year on the job to move to Texas, she...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Yet another insider @ Jordan, on Apr 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm | 40 comments | 8073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ohlone Elementary principal announces retirement

The latest in a flurry of leadership changes for the Palo Alto school district comes from Ohlone Elementary School, where...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Two years too late, on Apr 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm | 2 comments | 2602 Views

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YouTube and beyond

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Stanford grads Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn return to campus to play the Bing Auditorium. Their band Pomplamoose...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
There are no comments yet. 5693 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 It was PAEA, on Apr 19, 2017 at 6:20 pm | 17 comments | 6879 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss budget cuts

After a series of public discussions and internal meetings over the last several months on the school district's budget shortfall,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Cut staff, on Apr 19, 2017 at 7:12 am | 9 comments | 1936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Unintended consequences

A decision by Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Max McGee to seek formal competitive proposals for mental...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Resident , on Apr 18, 2017 at 3:10 pm | 13 comments | 2558 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district seeks new counseling provider for middle, high schools

The Palo Alto school district has for the first time issued a request for proposals for counseling services for its secondary...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
Last comment by Gina Dalma, on Apr 17, 2017 at 7:50 pm | 44 comments | 6073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Former JLS Parent, on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 28 comments | 253608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Off Deadline: Can 'Motivational Interviewing' help parent-teen/family communications?

OK, raise your hands if you can remember what it's like to have been a teenager. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/04/14/off-deadline-can-mot...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Trudy Palmer, on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1233 Views

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A year later, the question remains: What's happening with Cubberley?

It's been four years since the Cubberley Community Advisory Committee delivered its comprehensive report. But there is no...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by Grumpy Old Guy, on Apr 13, 2017 at 9:44 am | 17 comments | 3771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NYT: Tackling Student Stress

There's an interesting article in today's New York Times that calls out how a similar suburb outside of Boston/Harvard is...

Original post made by Member on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Que Pasa?, on Apr 10, 2017 at 5:44 pm | 18 comments | 888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It takes two -- million dollars, that is

A year ago, the already robust Midpeninsula residential real estate market soared beyond the stratosphere. This fall, expectations...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2875 Views

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Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Keisha Warren, on Apr 4, 2017 at 9:07 am | 2 comments | 7278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Dan Silva, on Apr 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 11 comments | 3313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by frustrated too, on Apr 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 374 comments | 348206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers less satisfied than parents, principals with longer kindergarten day

While the majority of kindergarten parents and elementary school principals are satisfied with the Palo Alto school district's...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 13 comments | 4340 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE