Smarter Balanced scores to waive placement tests

    Juniors will take their first-ever official state-standardized Smarter Balanced test on Monday and Tuesday at Palo Alto High School. Starting in the 2015-16 school year, students enrolling in certain California colleges may use the Smarter Balanced test scores to determine placement in courses.

    Driverless or dangerous?

    Local tech giant Google, among other innovators, is working on an ambitious endeavor to transform the future of transportation: cars that can drive themselves. The Paly Voice talked with Google Vehicle Development Lead Jaime Waydo about the future of autonomous cars.