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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Checkmate: Chess Club offers strategies, problem solving and competition

Chess may be the "Game of Kings" but some young non-royals are giving it a go in Pleasanton. "You can be like a king and...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 1498 Views

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Rare, polio-like virus striking Bay Area children

A polio-like illness has stricken 25 children in California, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital officials announced Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 1, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 925 Views

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School board sticks with new calendar

The Pleasanton school board voted 3-2 against the motion to rescind June's approval of the "modified lite" calendar for the...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mr. Groaner, on Sep 12, 2014 at 8:07 am | 2 comments | 1740 Views

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Harvest Park Cheer Holiday Boutique

We are currently looking for local vendors, artisans, and crafters to make this years event a success! Should you be interested...

Original post made by Sherri Jacob on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by sherri jacob, on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:00 am | 2 comments | 731 Views

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Property value in Pleasanton homes are going down!

Undoubtedly, many people have moved to this town for our great schools. However with all of the shenanigans going on in the...

Original post made by Hopeful on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by caywen, on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 2 comments | 767 Views

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Teacher Tenure repeal - Marshal Tuck Supports, Tom Torlakson does not

Marshall Tuck, who is challenging the incumbent schools chief, agrees with the decision in the Vergara vs. California lawsuit...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by Concerned parent, on Oct 30, 2014 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 1269 Views

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School board approves textbook, instructional materials sufficiency

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday 4-1 to approve the certification of compliance for the sufficiency of textbooks...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Wow!, on Nov 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 2972 Views

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'Little Rock Nine' member visits Harvest Park

One of the members of the "Little Rock Nine" that were involved in desegregating a high school in that Arkansas city 57 years...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Don, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 3762 Views

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Alisal teacher named 'Symetra Hero in the Classroom'

An Alisal Elementary School third-grade teacher was named a "Symetra Hero in the Classroom" by Symetra, Wells Fargo and the...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Lennis Sadler, on Jan 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm | 2 comments | 4179 Views

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Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair today

The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Common Core Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair today. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by NoToCC, on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 3382 Views

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Pleasanton school board looks at 4 new high school courses tonight

The Pleasanton school board will be discussing the possibility of four new high school courses for the 2015-16 school year...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 3011 Views

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Home sales rally in East Bay

As the number of homes on the market continues to drop and purchase prices continue to increase, home sales are still strong...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by WG Mom, on Mar 21, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 1367 Views

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School board to look at new calendar process tomorrow

The Pleasanton school board is set to discuss the process and timeline regarding the development of calendar options for...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 1676 Views

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School board holds special board meeting tonight

The Pleasanton school board is set to hold a special board meeting at 7 p.m. tonight, where it will consider and possibly...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 27, 2015 at 11:13 pm | 2 comments | 1637 Views

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Spend an evening with a Rebel soldier

The Museum on Main will acknowledge the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War in "An Evening with A Rebel...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 1828 Views

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Quarry Lane Students Excel at National Examinations

Six Quarry Lane students gained national recognition for their recent performance on the 2015 National Spanish Examination....

Original post made by Jonni Zukauskas on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on May 28, 2015 at 8:19 am | 2 comments | 388 Views

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Any news on the Vranesh decision

Has there been a decision on the Vranesh court hearings? ...

Original post made by carrie on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Nancy C., on Jul 7, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 2 comments | 993 Views

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Vranesh files challenge to OAH ruling

Former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh filed a legal challenge last week to an administrative court's decision that the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by CP for short, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 3810 Views

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Head of the Class: Bull takes reins at Donlon

Bull, 43, is Donlon's new principal, but the city resident is no stranger to Pleasanton Unified. He worked for the past 15...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Shauna Johnson, on Sep 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 1367 Views

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PPIE announces 'Innovative Student Grant' awards

Fourteen Pleasanton Unified School District students have been awarded a total of $5,002 in funding from the Pleasanton Partnerships...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
Last comment by Me Too, on Oct 30, 2015 at 10:34 pm | 2 comments | 2739 Views
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