Nonprofit foundation powered by parent volunteers aims to overcome challenge of funding an excellent public school education (March 20, 2018) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE), announced today they will give $5.75 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for use in the 2018-19 school year. The gift was made possible by a parent community that is committed to helping all PAUSD children receive an… read more →
PiE is such an integral part of our schools, that it is hard to imagine them without it. Yet many PiE-funded programs that are a core part of a PAUSD education today, did not exist 10-15 years ago or were only available in a handful of schools. This issue of Slice explores PiE—how it works and why it was created in the first place. An Interview with PiE’s Founders “Our district… read more →
PiE funding provides critical staffing resources at all PAUSD schools in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), The Arts, and Wellness and Support (August 10, 2017) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) announced today the launch of its 2017-18 fundraising campaign, which aims to secure $5.1 million in donations to help ensure all students in the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) receive an… read more →
Why do Palo Alto schools need an education foundation? To provide the enriched education we want for our kids! In two short minutes you can see why it’s only possible with PiE. (Scroll down for English, Mandarin, and Spanish versions!) English Version Mandarin Version Spanish Version
Read this in Mandarin or Spanish! Wondering about the next big step in school? Come learn about what to expect for the move to 6th grade and 9th grade! The school Principal and other school staff will give you insight on the school and what you can look forward to in this new chapter. Parents will share what they wish they had known and tips for a smooth transition. Open… read more →
A Well-Rounded Education In interviews, Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning creator of Hamilton: An American Musical, often says, “Art saved my life.” Miranda is an ardent supporter of funding for the arts in public education. He also believes that the values learned through creative pursuits can apply to many parts of one’s life. Palo Alto schools are lauded for having first-rate, award-winning arts programs. Donations to PiE help fund many popular and inspiring… read more →
Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Gives $5.5 Million to Palo Alto Public Schools Gift Affirms Community Commitment to Educational Excellence for Palo Alto Students (March 7, 2017) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) is proud to present a check for $5.5 million to the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) for use in the 2017-18 school year. This gift will help ensure every student in PAUSD… read more →
PiE Teacher Grants – Seeding Innovation in the Classroom Many Silicon Valley success stories were started with a small investment, but did you know that several PAUSD innovations have also originated through seed funding? The source is not Sand Hill Road, but a program within Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE). The PiE Teacher Grants program has funded dozens of PAUSD initiatives that are innovative, collaborative and sustainable. For many teachers and… read more →
The PiE Teacher Grants program has funded dozens of PAUSD projects including the Gunn Aquanauts ROV project 2015.
See Fairmeadow Spectra Art Teacher Karen Lenke discuss the joy in teaching. For more than 18 years, she has enjoyed helping our children explore and discover through art.