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School Matters columns

From 2008 to 2011, I wrote a column in the Palo Alto Daily News during the school year.  About 60 columns in all were published. I made an effort to notify parents of important  educational programs and activities. I joked that I wrote my column for people who drank coffee and read the paper.

July 1, 2011 — Register Palo Alto students this summer via Infinite Campus

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June 17, 2011 — Talking trash: Saving money via zero-waste lunches

June 17,2011

June 10, 2011 — College prep chief endorses A-G standards

June 10, 2011

May 27, 2011–Gunn Boosters award student projects:

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May 20, 2011 — Discussion explores students’ role in community

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April 29, 2011 — Students to participate in, sing for Holocaust Remembrance Day

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April 22, 2011 — Last PTA meeting of the year:

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April 1, 2011 — Community service grows among Palo Alto teens

March 25, 2011 — Parent workshop tackles digital woes

March 25, 2011

March 18, 2011 — Palo Alto schools reaching out to sister city in Japan

February 11, 2011 — Duveneck Elementary’s entrance gets a bright face-lift

February 4, 2011 — on creativity

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January 28, 2011 — Students will showcase their art at PAArtY

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January 21, 2011 — Teaching parents to help their children learn

January 14, 2011 — District takes up teen mental health training

January 7, 2011 — Firm projects 1,000 new PAUSD students in next 5 years

December 24, 2010 — ‘Tis the season to give to school charity

December 17, 2010 — Parents psyched to learn about emotional intelligence

December 10, 2010 — SMART boards in the classroom

November 19, 2010 — Partners in Education’s Donation Days draws to close today

November 12, 2010 — Getting help with individual education plans

November 5, 2010 — Talk it out with other parents

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October 29, 2010 — Cornerstone study meets survey goals

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October 8,  2010 — Community, PTA work in tandem to push school biking

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October 1, 2010 — Venerable program now has its own movie

May 18, 2010 — Interview with outgoing Gunn principal Noreen Likins

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May 4, 2010 — Author to discuss child-rearing

April 27 — Jewish center puts students’ Holocaust art on display

April 20, 2010 — Students bike to school during Earth Day week

April 14, 2010 — Survey reviews the district’s strategic plan

April 8, 2010 — ‘It only takes one’ is theme for this year’s PTA awards

April 6, 2010 — Service award nominations still sought

March 30 2010 — Community interest in teen mental health is a good sign

March 9, 2010 — Support grows for renewal of parcel tax

March 2, 2010 — Make magazine editor to speak at school district

February 16, 2010 — Parcel tax: Campaigns under way to aid schools

February 9, 2010 — A few words with outgoing Paly principal

February 2, 2010 — Middle-schoolers prepare for high school transition

January 19, 2010 — Palo Alto students thinking globally

January 12, 2010 — Immersion program to hold informational meetings

December 8, 2009 — Spend tech dollars wisely

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November 3, 2009 — Organization skills focus of Palo Alto forum

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October 27, 2009 — Language immersion film to screen at Gunn High

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October 20, 2009 — Stressed-out students and scarier stuff

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October 6, 2009 — Foot power gaining ground in Palo Alto

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September 29, 2009 — Google doodles expert to speak at ArtSpeak

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September 22, 2009 Roundup –Renovations, lectures, everyday math–

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September 8, 2009 — Cohn-Vargas leaving Palo Alto

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September 1, 2009 — School warmups abound in Palo Alto

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August 25, 2009 — New school year in Palo Alto brings changes

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June 9, 2009 — Passions shared at Discovery Fair

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June 2, 2009 — 17 Palo Alto schools to receive honors for PTA service

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May 19, 2009 — City council lessons with Legos

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May 12, 2009 — Art-inspired events in Palo Alto this week

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May 5, 2009 — Palo Alto public schools brim with music

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April 28, 2009 — Palo Alto board to pick math textbook

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April 19, 2009 — El Carmelo to put up clean-tech exhibit

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February 24, 2009 — Collaborative works to stop student drug abuse

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February 3, 2009 — PIE pushes for much-needed donations

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January 27, 2009 — PTA nominating committees get under way

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January 20, 2009 — High schools to host parent events on teens, tech

December 30, 2008 — School plays headed for the airwaves

December 23, 2008 — Terman students celebrate cultural diversity with the aid of taste buds

December 9, 2008 — Meetings on school bond issue today

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November 28, 2008 — School gardens grow knowledge

November 21, 2008 — PTA helps launch geography quiz Web site

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October 28, 2008 — Adolescent Counseling expands services

October 22, 2008 — Council of PTAs to hold first night meeting

October 15, 2008 — Parents encouraged to exchange practical ideas

October 10, 2008 — Community, PTA work in tandem to push school biking

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October 2, 2008 — Worth any cent: Any size donations to Palo Alto schools

September 14, 2008 — Settling into the new school year

March 26, 2008 — Guest Opinion: Working together is not just a robotic thing

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