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Vintage Hills students fight world hunger

Students from Vintage Hills Elementary helped fight world hunger Friday by partnering with Kids Against Hunger for a school-wide...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Kelly , on Nov 18, 2014 at 9:45 pm | 1 comment | 2013 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 | 3033 Views

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PUSD board approves textbooks

The Pleasanton school board voted Tuesday to approve a certification of compliance declaring the sufficiency of textbooks...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Billie, on Nov 22, 2014 at 3:28 pm | 30 comments | 6045 Views

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Tri-Valley Hero: changing the paradigm

Many know Susan Houghton from her days as the spokeswoman for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and later for Safeway....

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Vic Cloutier, on Dec 2, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 1 comment | 3325 Views

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Vintage Hills receives $1,400 grant

Vintage Hills Elementary School was awarded Tuesday a $1,400 grant from the KNBR Step Up to the Plate For Education grant...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by E, on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 4 comments | 3122 Views

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FHS grad named college conference's top freshman

Pleasanton native Nick Goldstein earned California Pacific Conference Freshman of the Year honors after his first season...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2014
Last comment by Matt Simmons, on Dec 7, 2014 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 1452 Views

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Laursen, Miller sworn in at Pleasanton school board meeting last night

Newly-elected and re-elected members of the Pleasanton school board were sworn in Tuesday, with the board unanimously voting...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, on Dec 13, 2014 at 12:14 am | 14 comments | 4552 Views

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Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair set for January

The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair on Jan. 10. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Really?, on Dec 13, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 13 comments | 3502 Views

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2014 Fall Community Education Series wraps up tonight

The city of Pleasanton and Pleasanton Parent Teacher Association Council will be hosting a free presentation tonight on parents'...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by AmyKirby, on Dec 16, 2014 at 9:03 am | 1 comment | 1389 Views

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2 high school seniors win Community of Character $1,000 scholarships

Two high school seniors have been chosen as recipients of the 2015 Juanita Haugen Memorial Scholarship by the Community of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by , on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:46 am | 1 comment | 2667 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 | 4080 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 | 4459 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 | 3728 Views

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Pleasanton school board rescinds modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to revert back to the traditional calendar starting the 2015-16...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by PUSDParent, on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 101 comments | 14550 Views

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Board discusses laptop program for Pleasanton middle schools

The Pleasanton school board heard a report from middle school principals at its meeting last night about a proposal to expand...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by WeWentThroughLaptop, on Nov 10, 2015 at 6:37 am | 21 comments | 4416 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 | 3206 Views

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School district loses ruling in Vranesh case

An attempt by the Pleasanton Unified School District to deny former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh a hearing into its...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Get the Facts, on May 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm | 47 comments | 14356 Views

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Understanding Common Core

As the first month of the new year ends, the Pleasanton school district is continuing to fully implement the new Common Core...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by David, on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:13 am | 32 comments | 7398 Views

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Pleasanton school district ranks among Bay Area's best

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) has been ranked the third-best school district in the Bay Area, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by caywen, on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:36 am | 31 comments | 9639 Views

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Pleasanton teen advances to national science competition finals

An Amador Valley student has been named a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) 2015, which recognizes young...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Mar 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm | 7 comments | 5153 Views
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