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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A different type of education

Though people might think being home schooled eventually gets isolating, Amy, a Pleasanton tenth-grader, and her sister Rebecca,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Mar 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 18 comments | 1671 Views

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Facebook photos lead to Cal High student president's resignation

Dan Hurd, 18, son of a school board trustee, resigned his post as student body president at California High School last month...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2010
Last comment by member, on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm | 50 comments | 2184 Views

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Governor signs Hayashi's bill to increase school funding from lottery proceeds

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill authored by Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-18th) that will help increase...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2010
Last comment by ken san marcos ca., on Dec 23, 2012 at 10:19 am | 11 comments | 2186 Views

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Mr. Amador competition offers fun, entertainment tonight at high school gym

Sophomore to senior boys will show off their dance and fashion talents tonight at Amador Valley High School's 5th annual...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2010
Last comment by colette, on Apr 13, 2010 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 1594 Views

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Little cuts add up as school district searches for revenue

While the Pleasanton Unified School District board and administration worries about the big picture in dealing with budget...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2010
Last comment by Great work, on Apr 14, 2010 at 11:10 pm | 1 comment | 1190 Views

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Banquet groups leaving Castlewood due to labor strife

Two major Pleasanton organizations have cancelled their annual luncheons at Castlewood Country Club so that their participants...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Foothill Parent, on Apr 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm | 65 comments | 2101 Views

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Editorial

In what likely was School Superintendent John Casey's last report to a Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce group last Tuesday,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on Apr 21, 2010 at 8:03 am | 42 comments | 1853 Views

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CORE fundraiser at 11 percent of its goal

It's taken less than a month for the Pleasanton Partnerships In Education Foundation to raise more than $116,000 to help...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Apr 23, 2010 at 4:24 am | 4 comments | 1300 Views

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Mohr Elementary named California Distinguished School

Pleasanton Unified's Mohr Elementary School has improved its test scores and narrowed the achievement gap - and has won some...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2010
Last comment by Repleasnacrat, on Apr 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | 6 comments | 1511 Views

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Pleasanton senior runs to help two people injured in a crash outside Amador Valley High School

A 17-year-old senior at Amador Valley High School leaped into action when a small truck crashed into a fence outside the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 30, 2010 at 1:04 am | 16 comments | 2133 Views

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Pleasanton chooses new school superintendent

In a search that's lasted nearly six months, Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) has selected its next superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm | 24 comments | 3206 Views

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Pleasanton school board selects Fremont assistant suprintendent to head its schools

Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=3997 posted Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:41...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by It's fremont's HUGE LOSS, on May 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm | 18 comments | 1452 Views

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State schools chief puts California back in 'Race to the Top' competition

California's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell said today that the state would continue its efforts...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Alice, on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm | 2 comments | 1275 Views

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Big jump in CORE fundraising

The Community OutReach for Education (Core) campaign had a big bump in its fundraising numbers over the last week or so,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on May 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm | 8 comments | 1403 Views

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Two Pleasanton teens headed to compete in Intel's international science fair

Two Pleasanton high school students are hoping their projects designed to help in the fight against cancer will bring them...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by to anonymous, on May 9, 2010 at 11:37 am | 8 comments | 1370 Views

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Teachers, principals, counselors chosen for Excellence In Education Awards

The people who go "above and beyond" at Pleasanton schools will be honored this June at the 20th annual Excellence in Education...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Diva, on May 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm | 11 comments | 2175 Views

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School board signs $220,000-year contract with new superintendent

The Pleasanton School Board last night unanimously approved a $220,000 per-year contract for incoming Superintendent Parvin...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 72 comments | 3969 Views

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Test scores show Pleasanton's on top

Twelve out of the 15 schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) are in the top 10 percent of schools statewide,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Caesar, on May 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm | 51 comments | 3208 Views

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Featuring Pleasanton

Adam Gold knows the ins and outs of being a teenager in Pleasanton - and wants to point out some problems, hoping it will...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Maja7, on May 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 30 comments | 2113 Views

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Letter: Vote No on D

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7014 posted Friday, May 14, 2010,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2010
Last comment by sknywench, on May 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm | 50 comments | 2685 Views
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