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SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 1382 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 | 2294 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 | 2056 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 | 1431 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 | 1681 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 | 2321 Views

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Pleasanton chooses new school superintendent

In a search that's lasted nearly six months, Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) has selected its next superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm | 24 comments | 3444 Views

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Pleasanton school board selects Fremont assistant suprintendent to head its schools

Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=3997 posted Thursday, April 29, 2010, 4:41...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by It's fremont's HUGE LOSS, on May 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm | 18 comments | 1548 Views

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State schools chief puts California back in 'Race to the Top' competition

California's State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell said today that the state would continue its efforts...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2010
Last comment by Alice, on Apr 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm | 2 comments | 1485 Views

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Big jump in CORE fundraising

The Community OutReach for Education (Core) campaign had a big bump in its fundraising numbers over the last week or so,...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on May 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm | 8 comments | 1524 Views

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Two Pleasanton teens headed to compete in Intel's international science fair

Two Pleasanton high school students are hoping their projects designed to help in the fight against cancer will bring them...

Original post made on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by to anonymous, on May 9, 2010 at 11:37 am | 8 comments | 1508 Views

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Teachers, principals, counselors chosen for Excellence In Education Awards

The people who go "above and beyond" at Pleasanton schools will be honored this June at the 20th annual Excellence in Education...

Original post made on May. 11, 2010
Last comment by Diva, on May 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm | 11 comments | 2314 Views

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School board signs $220,000-year contract with new superintendent

The Pleasanton School Board last night unanimously approved a $220,000 per-year contract for incoming Superintendent Parvin...

Original post made on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by Common Sense, on Nov 19, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 72 comments | 4237 Views

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Test scores show Pleasanton's on top

Twelve out of the 15 schools in the Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) are in the top 10 percent of schools statewide,...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Caesar, on May 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm | 51 comments | 3530 Views

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Featuring Pleasanton

Adam Gold knows the ins and outs of being a teenager in Pleasanton - and wants to point out some problems, hoping it will...

Original post made on May. 14, 2010
Last comment by Maja7, on May 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm | 30 comments | 2267 Views

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Letter: Vote No on D

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7014 posted Friday, May 14, 2010,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2010
Last comment by sknywench, on May 20, 2010 at 12:01 pm | 50 comments | 2858 Views

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Local teen scores big at Intel ISEF

An idea to help in the fight against cancer from a Foothill Teen has been judged to be among the best in the world in a competition...

Original post made on May. 20, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on May 25, 2010 at 3:42 pm | 9 comments | 1827 Views

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PMS Concert band earns top honors at Music in the Arts Festival

The Pleasanton Middle School Concert Band earned top honors at the Music in the Parks Festival earlier this month at Great...

Original post made on May. 20, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on May 21, 2010 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 1728 Views

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PTAs, state school districts sue state for under-funding California's education system

A group of individuals, state education associations, and school districts throughout California announced Thursday that...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Wow!, on May 24, 2010 at 3:13 pm | 12 comments | 1708 Views

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Amador Valley parents, staff discuss what they want in a new principal

Staff and parents of Amador Valley High School students want much the same things of an incoming principal to replace retiring...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by hughseyp, on May 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm | 20 comments | 1921 Views
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