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Pleasanton schools perform well in state testing

Pleasanton schools did well on the state's Academic Performance Index (API) tests, but some areas still need work, according...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by Yet Another Teacher, on Sep 22, 2010 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 2259 Views

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School Board Candidates Forum tonight

Pleasanton PTA Council, the League of Women Voters of Livermore-Amador Valley, and the Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Sandy Piderit, on Sep 16, 2010 at 9:51 pm | 7 comments | 1781 Views

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3 of those Injured Vasco Road crash weren't wearing seat belts

A single vehicle accident in unincorporated Contra Costa County on Friday night severely maimed one boy and caused five other...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2010
Last comment by Vasco driver, on Sep 23, 2010 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 1565 Views

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Pleasanton schools perform well in state testing

Pleasanton schools did well on the state's Academic Performance Index (API) tests, but some areas still need work, according...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by angela reiswig, on Sep 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 1314 Views

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School board candidates agree on key issues, differ in solutions

If the answers to questions posed to them at last night's school board candidates' forum are any indication, voters will...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:54 pm | 21 comments | 2420 Views

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Letters: Vote for Piderit

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7430 posted Friday, September 24,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Jon-e, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm | 9 comments | 1395 Views

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'Parent Project' helps with teen years

Calling all parents with troubled teens: There is light at the end of the tunnel. So says Teresa LeMay, who is teaching an...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Yes, on Sep 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments | 1610 Views

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Teachers' union endorses Bowser, Laursen for election to Pleasanton school board

The Pleasanton schools' teachers union has endorsed Jeff Bowser and Joan Laursen for election to the school board on Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:34 am | 54 comments | 2356 Views

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Finances, test scores among topics at PUSD

Three months into the Pleasanton school district's fiscal year and a month into classes, and there's still little word about...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 38 comments | 2503 Views

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New uniforms for Amador band

Give me an A! Give me a V! Members of the Amador Valley High School Marching Band showed off their new uniforms for the school...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Laura Danielson, on Sep 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm | 7 comments | 1872 Views

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Homework: How much is too much?

Pick a kid at random and ask him if there's too much homework. You'll probably get the look that says, "Duh. Of course there's...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kerry Dickinson, on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 21 comments | 2791 Views

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Local officials urge yes vote on Prop 22

A crowd of local officials gathered Tuesday to protest a state practice that's shifted billions from city budgets to the...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by anger ?, on Oct 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 6 comments | 1491 Views

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Teacher training highlighted at school board meeting

While teachers across the country have been getting lambasted for poorly performing students and failing schools, their counterparts...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nurse Shark, on Oct 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | 27 comments | 2735 Views

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9-year-old takes home top prize in downtown pumpkin carving contest

Taylor Potter, 9, took home top honors Saturday at the annual pumpkin carving contest sponsored by downtown Pleasanton merchants. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by katie, on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 3 comments | 1666 Views

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Bowser, Laursen win seats on Pleasanton school board

It was an early victory for two of the three Pleasanton School Board candidates, Jeff Bowser and Joan Laursen, who campaigned...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Get the facts:, on Nov 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm | 5 comments | 2157 Views

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Foothill High students hear about holocaust from Czechoslovakian survivor

Never again. Holocaust survivor Susan Greenwald told a Foothill High School honors English class that they need to remember...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by ThankYou, on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 1617 Views

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UC president seeks 8% tuition increase to $12,150 annually

Blaming under-funding by the state, UC President Mark Yudof is proposing raising student tuition by 8% and reducing pension...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:21 am | 10 comments | 1610 Views

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A persuasive voice for a school parcel tax

If the Pleasanton school board is going to ask voters again next year to pass a parcel tax, as is likely, it can count on...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 1, 2010 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 3326 Views

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Newsom expected to veto 'Happy Meals' toy ban but S.F. Sups could overturn

Legislation to ban "Happy Meals" toys that could be copied by other Bay Area cities is being opposed by San Francisco Mayor...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2010
Last comment by kolohe, on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:52 am | 13 comments | 2187 Views

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Foothill, Amador Valley high school marching bands holding free field show tomorrow night

The Foothill and Amador Valley high school marchng bands will hold a free field show performance at 7 p.m. tomorrow on the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Tonight!, on Nov 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 2271 Views
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