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 →
The Slice – January 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools You wouldn’t expect a first grader to know long division or a fifth grader to play show and tell, but electives can captivate learners at all levels as evidenced by unique programs at three elementary schools in the Palo Alto Unified School District. At Juana Briones, each first through fifth grade… read more →
The Slice – January 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools If grade school is about gaining knowledge, middle school is about gaining choice. Beginning in sixth grade, students are introduced to “The Wheel.” Made up of six-week short courses, and common to all three middle schools in the PAUSD, students are exposed over the course of an academic year to a… read more →
The Slice – January 2013: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools What is an elective? It’s not easily defined, according to Palo Alto High School (Paly) Principal Phil Winston, since the Palo Alto School District changed its graduation requirements making some former electives like languages, visual and performing arts and career technical education (CTE) into core classes. Paly currently offers 93 electives,… read more →
(December 27, 2012) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), the education foundation supporting Palo Alto Unified School District schools, Download a PDF version of this press release.today announced that it has been awarded a $50,000 gift by prominent local real estate executive Juliana Lee. Ms. Lee’s donation puts her among the leaders of the nearly 5,000 expected donors to Palo Alto schools through PiE this year.… read more →
Innovations Helping Palo Alto Schools Feel Personal Being big, while feeling small, is a balancing act for a large public school district like Palo Alto Unified. Our growing student population provides the scale to support a rich array of classes and programs. Being a UNIFIED district enables principals and teachers to coordinate curriculum and special programs all the way from kindergarten to high school. But, how do we make our… read more →