The Slice – November 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools With Palo Alto middle school class sizes growing, how can teachers give students the individual feedback they need to improve future performance and adapt their own teaching style to help? Ask any middle school principal in the PAUSD this question and they will give the same answer: the “team approach.” The… read more →
The Slice – November 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools How Two Elementary Schools Are Using Imaginative Play, Games and Technology to Cultivate Student Learning with PiE Funds They enter as kinders and exit as fifth graders. And in between those years, our elementary-aged kids are learning in increasingly innovative ways – many of which are made possible through PiE programs.… read more →
The Slice – November 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Palo Alto’s two public high schools continue to excel in national merit scholar count, test scores, sports championships and science competitions. And they continue to attract new families to the school district. With this year’s 14th-day enrollment standing at 1891 students at Gunn and 1949 students at Paly –– how does… read more →
The Paly Voice wrote about PiE’s success in earning $300,000 worth of matching grant money in the Back-to-School Challenge Grant for the Palo Alto Unified School District’s 2013-2014 budget. Read the full article.
(August 7, 2012) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) education foundation today launched its 2012-2013 fundraising campaign to support Palo Alto public schools. Download a PDF version of this press release.In response to ongoing California state budget cuts, PiE aims to give PAUSD schools $4.75 million this school year. The foundation’s annual campaign channels the generosity of parents, community members, and local businesses to help fund… read more →
Movin’ Up: PiE Eases K-12 School Transitions Growing older and starting a new school can be scary for students at any age, from kindergarten to college. At each juncture, Palo Alto Unified School District offers programs and resources – many funded by Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) – to assist kids as they prepare to move up, and transition into a new school community. IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Getting… read more →
The Slice – April 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools The structure of American school systems is such that the pains of adolescence coincide with entrance into new physical, social, and pedagogical environments that mark teenagers’ transition to high school. (Schiller, 1999) Gunn Principal Katya Villalobos knows that families and incoming students may see high school as this “big and scary… read more →
The Slice – April 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools “Sixth grade is like kindergarten, like starting all over again.” –6th Grade Student (“Transition to A Middle Level School: What Kids Say,” Middle School Journal, November, 1992). The transition into middle school characterizes the end of childhood and the beginning of adolescence; a seismic shift that requires students to accept many… read more →
The Slice – April 2012: In Our High Schools | In Our Middle Schools | In Our Elementary Schools Starting kindergarten is an exciting transition for many families and young children. But, is your child ready? “I look for children who are curious, eager to learn, and can pay attention for short periods of time. Can they follow simple directions? Do they show an interest in books? Children come in… read more →
The Palo Alto Online published an article about many record breaking achievements of the Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) students, and ways to help the schools maintain their success. Read the full article.