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SCHOOLS & KIDS

State superintendent shares thoughts on Common Core, elimination of exit exam

State superintendent Tom Torlakson shared his vision for what the California's education system will strive for in 2016 at...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 4004 Views

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Rage girls donate handmade supplies to pets in need

Pleasanton Rage U11 Orange and White team members joined together this fall to help kittens and cats in need by donating...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Seriously, on Dec 28, 2015 at 10:49 am | 3 comments | 1688 Views

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Police investigating bottle explosion on Amador Valley High quad

Two Amador Valley High students sustained minor injuries after a glass bottle exploded in the school's quad Tuesday morning. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Jan 6, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 12 comments | 3525 Views

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Pleasanton Scout troop to pick up Christmas trees tomorrow morning

Pleasanton Boy Scout Troop 941 will conduct its annual Christmas tree pickup service project and fundraiser tomorrow morning. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by PPL, on Jan 8, 2016 at 9:52 am | 2 comments | 2009 Views

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Amador Valley High principal resigning at end of school year

Amador Valley High principal Tom Drescher will be leaving the school to pursue another career opportunity at the end of this...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Edith, on Jan 12, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 6 comments | 5412 Views

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Dianne Howell named Pleasanton school district's assistant superintendent of HR

Pleasanton's school board last night appointed Dianne Howell as permanent assistant superintendent of human resources Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Meredith Bauer, on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:34 am | 3 comments | 2668 Views

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STEAM, the school district's science- and technology-focused preschool, opens in Pleasanton

City, civic and Pleasanton school district representatives, including teachers and administrators, celebrated the opening...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2016
Last comment by Joy, on Jan 22, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 12 comments | 4711 Views

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School board to consider asking public about bond measure at its meeting Tuesday

Pleasanton's school board will discuss Tuesday whether to send out a community survey about considering a bond measure to...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2016
Last comment by DJohns, on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 2377 Views

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Foothill varsity girls edge Amador in soccer, then lose to Livermore High

Needing a win to get back on track, the Foothill varsity girls' soccer team got just that, edging rival Amador Valley 1-0...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jtjh, on Jan 26, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 1 comment | 2052 Views

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Girl Scouts kick off 'Cookie' sales in time for Super Bowl

The Girl Scouts of Northern California will kick off their cookie season early this year in time for Super Bowl 50 in Santa...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by daytime sleeper, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm | 1 comment | 1375 Views

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Sacrificing for Success: Survival strategies

There's a cost that comes with living in a town with more yoga studios than food pantries. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2016/02/15/sacrificing-for-...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Map, on Feb 27, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 17 comments | 3473 Views

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Could nearby districts' superintendent searches affect Pleasanton's hunt for new leader?

With two other Tri-Valley school districts searching for a superintendent this spring, questions have been raised about whether...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jamie Hintzke, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 1901 Views

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Pleasanton siblings raise 3,000 toys for kids in court

Colin and his sister Taryn were the driving force behind a recent toy drive that raised more than 3,000 toys for children...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Angela T., on Feb 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 2 comments | 1880 Views

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Pleasanton school board to consider layoffs, Wi-Fi funding tonight

Pleasanton's school board will weigh Tuesday night whether to lay off dozens of school employees in light of reduced funding....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by EBurke, on Feb 24, 2016 at 9:59 am | 14 comments | 2814 Views

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School district to let go dozens of permanent, temporary employees after state funding lags

Several dozen school district employees will face reduced hours or will lose their jobs this summer after the state did not...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Zenmonkman, on Feb 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm | 15 comments | 4666 Views

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Federal court orders state to release confidential student information

Parents in school districts around the state recently received notice that confidential information on their students maintained...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2016
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Feb 26, 2016 at 11:13 am | 4 comments | 2087 Views

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Former Walnut Grove principal resigns from latest Pleasanton school district job

The Pleasanton school district's board of trustees is set to accept tomorrow the resignation of Jan Steed, former principal...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
Last comment by AnonName88, on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:51 am | 12 comments | 6255 Views

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Online petition pushes to keep Conde as Hart Middle School's principal

An online petition urging the Pleasanton school district to stop the reassignment of Terry Conde from her role as principal...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2016
Last comment by Get the Facts, on Mar 11, 2016 at 6:50 am | 4 comments | 2418 Views

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Pleasanton council, school board to talk bond measure, new library in joint meeting

Pleasanton's school board and city council are set to convene for their annual joint meeting Monday to talk about issues...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2016
Last comment by ayeaye2016, on Mar 16, 2016 at 11:39 am | 8 comments | 1986 Views

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Foothill team first in school's history to compete in We the People nationals

Foothill High's We the People team will advance to the national round of the civics competition after being selected as a...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Amador Parent, on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:22 am | 6 comments | 3539 Views
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