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Amador Valley High students, parents upset over invalid AP test scores

Students and parents are frustrated and outraged over College Board's recent decision to invalidate 400 students' Advanced...

Original post made on May. 30, 2014
Last comment by Nemo Wonderful, on May 31, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 11 comments | 6568 Views

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Parents against proposed calendar modifications in Pleasanton schools

The district's boardroom was standing-room only with parents eager to learn more and voice their opinions about the non-traditional...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Jun 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm | 82 comments | 8268 Views

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Documents detail Walnut Grove principal's ouster

Jon Vranesh left his office at Walnut Grove Elementary School so quietly on Oct. 25, 2013, that not even the people closest...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by AP, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:30 am | 174 comments | 21456 Views

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Foothill High honors college-bound student athletes

Foothill High School has recognized its student-athletes set to move on to play college athletics as part of the school's...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Rick, on Jun 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 2904 Views

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Back-to-back champs

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton's 8A Boys defeated St. Isidore, 43-32, to successfully defend their Tri-Valley Basketball...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Good Job, on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 1585 Views

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Pleasanton school board set to vote on possible modified calendar

The Pleasanton school board is set to vote on the instructional calendar for the 2015-16 school year in open session at next...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by shocked parent, on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:44 am | 25 comments | 8064 Views

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Bay Area nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:07 pm | 27 comments | 3878 Views

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Science fair sees 'explosive growth' at county fairgrounds

Congratulations to the four winners and 646 other student participants at the recent Science and Engineering Fair at the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Winnie, on Jun 12, 2014 at 2:08 am | 1 comment | 1581 Views

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It's Graduation Day for Pleasanton's Class of 2014

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools will hold graduation ceremonies today for the Classes of 2014. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 2 comments | 7423 Views

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Calendar 'option' on Pleasanton school board's agenda for tomorrow night

The Pleasanton school board has a packed agenda for the June 17 meeting, which includes: a discussion and vote for an "alternative...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Shadow, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 60 comments | 5726 Views

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School board approves modified 'lite' calendar

After last night's two-hour report and discussion on the approval of a modified calendar option, the school board approved...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Twilight Zone, on Jul 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 169 comments | 19932 Views

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Pleasanton school board approves accountability plan

The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved of the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) at its meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Deport Cholo, on Jun 30, 2014 at 9:01 am | 5 comments | 3638 Views

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Special Pleasanton school board meeting set for tomorrow morning

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday to appoint a new vice-principal. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Teachers getting raises approved at 8 AM meeting? , on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 7973 Views

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New vice principal hired to serve 2 middle schools in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton school board Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of a new vice-principal to serve both for Harvest...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Staff, on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:07 am | 10 comments | 7654 Views

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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 | 1892 Views

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Special school board meeting set for 7:30 a.m. tomorrow

The Pleasanton school board is set to hold a special board meeting at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow in the district's boardroom, 4665...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jul 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 15 comments | 3841 Views

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School board gives direction on 'discipline, release or dismissal' of employee

The Pleasanton school board held a special board meeting Friday morning and gave direction to legal counsel on the discipline,...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Me Too, on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 20 comments | 8861 Views

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Thorne pulls papers to seek re-election as mayor

Mayor Jerry Thorne took out nomination papers Monday in his bid to seek re-election in the municipal election on Nov. 4. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Truth, on Jul 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm | 19 comments | 4726 Views

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Two Pleasanton school board seats up for grabs

Two Pleasanton Unified School District board seats are up for election this November, and both incumbents, plus one challenger,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Go Paige Go Mark, on Aug 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 79 comments | 19100 Views

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Principal quits job at Alisal Elementary School

Alisal Elementary School principal Terri Quesinberry has resigned. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2014/07/24/principal-quits-job-at-alisal-elementary...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by pleasanton was nice forty years ago, on Aug 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm | 30 comments | 6389 Views
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