The Slice – May 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools According to six students from the three PAUSD middle schools, the two greatest transitions in their school careers were the fearsome leap from elementary to middle school, and the “Game Changer” – the transition from 6th to 7th grade, where core teachers are replaced by single-subject teachers, the homework load escalates,… read more →
The Slice – May 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools What do “older” elementary school students think kindergartners fear the most about starting elementary school? Seven students who are now “upperclassmen” in Palo Alto elementary schools – in third grade or beyond – chat with a Partners in Education (PiE) writer about how they would counsel themselves during their first days… read more →
Thank You For the Big Gift To Our Schools – $4.9 Million! PiE has presented a $4.9 million check – its largest ever – to the Palo Alto Unified School District. This big gift to our schools is the collective effort of more than 4,600 donors like you who united to safeguard academic excellence. This issue of The Slice highlights the impact of PiE’s Annual Gift on students of all… read more →
The Slice – March 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools How do the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) counselors track the progress of every middle school student? What if kids have never, in their three years of middle school, made an appointment to see a counselor other than for a class scheduling matter? What happens if these kids are “in… read more →
The Slice – March 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Is a “C” in high school a good grade? The principals at both Palo Alto high schools say yes because it is a “passing” grade. Some Palo Alto parents of C students would disagree. Fortunately, in Palo Alto high schools, there are many resources and options available to students “in the… read more →
The Slice – March 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools When you think back to your elementary school years, chances are it is people who spring to mind. Every child remembers a handful of teachers that inspire a love of learning or uncover a new passion. In Palo Alto, Partners in Education (PiE) funds help expand that circle of influence beyond… read more →
More Than 4,600 Donors Unite To Preserve School Funding and Staffing (February 27, 2013) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) foundation announced it has presented a $4.9 million check – its largest ever – Download a PDF version of this press release.to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). More than 4,600 donors united to create the 2013 PiE Annual Gift in order to preserve funding… read more →
The San Jose Mercury News wrote about the $4.9 million gift and dedicated support for Palo Alto schools from Palo Alto Partners in Education. Read the full article.
The Palo Alto Online wrote about the $4.9 million gift from Palo Alto Partners in Education, which represents 4,600 donations. Read the full article.
Electives Strengthen Core Subject Learning Rigorous courses in math, science, English and social studies are the core of a high-quality public education. But often, it is the rich array of enrichment programs and electives in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) that cultivates knowledge and shapes a student’s future path. Enrichment programs such as keyboarding, kinesthetics and farm-to-table cooking help strengthen core subject learning. Music, art, drama, engineering, and… read more →