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 →
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 →
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.
PiE funds bring social and emotional well-being programs, classroom aides, arts, music, and STEAM-focused classes and electives to all PAUSD students (August 1, 2016) PALO ALTO, CA – Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) announced today the launch of its 2016-17 fundraising campaign, which aims to secure $5.6 million in donations for Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD). In an effort to encourage early and widespread community participation for a maximum… read more →