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Pleasanton Middle School cheerleaders win national championship

Pleasanton Middle School's cheer squad has taken first place at the USA Jr. Nationals Cheer Competition, competing in the...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2010
Last comment by jordan, on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm | 13 comments | 2461 Views

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San Ramon Unified cuts 136 positions, increases class sizes

Speakers sympathized with board members of the San Ramon Unified School District last night even as they voted to raise class...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by listen, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:33 am | 116 comments | 3277 Views

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27 positions on possible chopping block in Pleasanton school district

The Pleasanton school board voted last night to send notices of possible layoff for 27 full-time positions, fewer than expected...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | 107 comments | 4392 Views

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Foothill High hosts 6th annual 'Laws of Life' luncheon

Foothill High School hosted the sixth annual Laws of Life luncheon, honoring students who had done well in the essay and...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm | 3 comments | 1410 Views

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Teachers union volunteers marching to Sacramento

Nearly two weeks into a seven-week march from Bakersfield to Sacramento to advocate for reinvestment in public education...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by Suspicious, on Mar 21, 2010 at 3:02 pm | 12 comments | 1620 Views

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Students join teachers in S.F. to protest against 900 layoff notices

A coalition of teacher groups and students rallied this morning in downtown San Francisco to protest the 900 preliminary...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2010
Last comment by dazzling heart, on Mar 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm | 11 comments | 1630 Views

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Foothill, Amador Valley high schools presenting Seuss musical at Amador Theater

Amador Valley and Foothill high schools are joining forces again for their annual spring musical tonight at the Amador Theater. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2010
Last comment by Ann, on Mar 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 6 comments | 2408 Views

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Laursen to seek election to Pleasanton school board

Joan Laursen, president of the Pleasanton PTA Council, announced today that she will seek election to the Pleasanton school...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2010
Last comment by Sharolyn, on Apr 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm | 57 comments | 2871 Views

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Amador Friends of Music to host band fundraiser Saturday

How about a Saturday evening that includes dinner, dancing, raffles and games along with musical entertainment? Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2010
Last comment by Question, on Mar 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 2 comments | 1448 Views

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Board gets budget back on track, for now

School Board members were pleased to certify their budget as positive Tuesday night -- a sign of a balanced budget -- for...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Pati, on Mar 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm | 65 comments | 2818 Views

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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 | 1711 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 | 2260 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 | 2340 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 | 1638 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 | 1265 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 | 2190 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 | 1925 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 | 1354 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 | 1582 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 | 2218 Views
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