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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton teachers do great things

I'd like to create a place here on the forums where we can recognize the quality, professional work that Pleasanton teachers...

Original post made by Sandy on Feb. 12, 2011
Last comment by highschoolstudent, on Feb 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm | 36 comments | 4688 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Californians back tax extensions

A Reuters article reports on the results of a new Field poll at this http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/16/us-economy-california-budget-poll-idUSTRE72F44P20110316 "Califor...

Original post made by Sandy on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Taxed enough, on Mar 17, 2011 at 1:28 pm | 14 comments | 1090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

should the school district have more discretion in the layoff process?

I came across two interesting pieces recently that I thought members of the community might want to read. The first is a...

Original post made by Sandy on May. 18, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Slippers, on May 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm | 19 comments | 1830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone watching the school board meeting tonight?

I am out of town, but the agenda is so long that I'm betting the meeting will go till midnight. The 2012-2013 budget,...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by LuvPleasanton, on Jun 22, 2012 at 8:01 pm | 4 comments | 1576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Informational meeting on staggered start Tuesday June 26 at 5 pm in district board room

Who is going? Can you report back on what you learn?...

Original post made by Sandy on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Livid, on Jun 27, 2012 at 7:22 pm | 17 comments | 1614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Prop 30 and prop 38

Both proposition 30 and proposition 38 have implications for our local schools, and next Tuesday night, the school board...

Original post made by Sandy on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by well, on Sep 6, 2012 at 7:29 am | 28 comments | 2904 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another business closing in downtown

First was Domus, then Amelia's and Cupids Tooth-Closing tomorrow November 30 is the little cafe on First Street across from...

Original post made by Sandy on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 23 comments | 6164 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Balazo Closed

Seems all (7)but the original El Balazo restaurants shut their doors without notice to employees and public (Tri Valley Herald)....

Original post made by sandy n. on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jaime Moreno, on Mar 24, 2010 at 1:17 pm | 8 comments | 2151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

editorials call for teachers to sacrifice

Tim Hunt's column for the Bay Area News Group chastised teachers unions for their posturing this week. Read it for yourself,...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Mar. 15, 2009
Last comment by Sandy, on Mar 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 9 comments | 1438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent search process

Last Friday, the PUSD board hired Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates to assist with the search for a new Superintendent....

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 18, 2009 at 7:33 am | 38 comments | 1659 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

CA Governor's budget proposals and their impact on public education

I found a fact sheet prepared by the office of the governor that provides some useful detail beyond what he said in his speech...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 8, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 9, 2010 at 10:36 pm | 11 comments | 995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Radical solution to CA's education crisis: lay off 40% of CA teachers?

Let me make it clear up front that I do not support this proposed solution, but I'm open to debating how it would or wouldn't...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 29, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Feb 1, 2010 at 11:01 am | 10 comments | 1224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Another PUSD Budget Proposal for Debate

Here's a new take on how to close the $8 million gap for 10/11, and help keep the budget in balance for 11/12. I'm just brainstorming...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Feb 2, 2010 at 9:54 am | 93 comments | 2284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pros and Cons of different approaches to balancing the PUSD budget

As suggested by Stacey at the end of a thread: "I think what may be useful is to develop a list of the pros and cons of...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 5, 2010 at 8:54 am | 38 comments | 1744 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

How should California state pensions work?

I don't know much about how pensions for state employees work. CalPers, CalSTRS.... I don't even know the acronyms. I can...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 2, 2010 at 7:44 am | 51 comments | 1558 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Upcoming Webcasts: California's Budget

I thought this series of live webcasts might be of interest to forum readers... http://asmdc.org/issues/budget/...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Apr. 24, 2010
Last comment by Webcast to say what? More marketing?, on Apr 25, 2010 at 7:21 am | 2 comments | 724 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Congratulations to the new school board members

It was an honor to campaign alongside Jeff Bowser and Joan Laursen, and I trust that they will put kids first in their new...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Nov. 3, 2010
Last comment by Arroyo, on Nov 3, 2010 at 11:05 pm | 4 comments | 1267 Views

COMMENTS ON STORIES

A call for a redesigned town square

The New York Times published an interesting op-ed, titled "Online, Anonymity Breeds Contempt": http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/opinion/30zhuo.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss&src=...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on Nov. 30, 2010
Last comment by Factual, on Dec 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm | 22 comments | 1907 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board agenda for Tuesday May 8 includes TA with APT

I was looking at the full board packet (famay082012.PDF) yesterday and saw a hopeful sign: the board will be considering...

Original post made by Sandy Piderit on May. 7, 2012
Last comment by Stacey, on May 8, 2012 at 9:38 am | 9 comments | 1384 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Drug rehabilitation

Drug rehabilitation (often drug rehab or just rehab) is an umbrella term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic...

Original post made by sandy2008 on Nov. 13, 2008
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27 pm | 5 comments | 1569 Views
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