Value of a Prep

Remember back in middle school, when you looked forward to high school preps as an entire period to do whatever you wanted? Free time, unlimited food, the ability to go home and take a nap… The opportunities preps seemed to offer were unending. But what are preps really meant for? [...]
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Delaning 9th Grade English

Whether they’re in English 9 or English 9A, every freshman reads the same books: “Of Mice and Men,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “Animal Farm.” What sets these class...
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Learning at Packard

Children at LPCH are grateful for the support they receive at the school. In the photo, the little girl poses next to her teacher, her face a picture of del...
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In Transition

Christie and Jane currently reside in this vehicle. With Palo Alto's vehicle dwelling ban up in the air, this may soon change. IT’S SUNDAY EVENING IN THE GL...
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Urban Canopy

Canopy volunteer Carole Langston sits by a tree planted by Canopy at Nixon Elementary School in Palo Alto several years ago. Javier Vasquez glows with pride...


Technology and social media spur lack of productivity in high school students


Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design ­— known colloquially as the d.school — offers its graduate students courses that advocate an approach ...