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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letters: Vote for Piderit

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7430 posted Friday, September 24,...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Jon-e, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm | 9 comments | 1373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Parent Project' helps with teen years

Calling all parents with troubled teens: There is light at the end of the tunnel. So says Teresa LeMay, who is teaching an...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Yes, on Sep 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments | 1597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers' union endorses Bowser, Laursen for election to Pleasanton school board

The Pleasanton schools' teachers union has endorsed Jeff Bowser and Joan Laursen for election to the school board on Nov....

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:34 am | 54 comments | 2323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finances, test scores among topics at PUSD

Three months into the Pleasanton school district's fiscal year and a month into classes, and there's still little word about...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Oct 19, 2010 at 7:20 pm | 38 comments | 2478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New uniforms for Amador band

Give me an A! Give me a V! Members of the Amador Valley High School Marching Band showed off their new uniforms for the school...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2010
Last comment by Laura Danielson, on Sep 30, 2010 at 5:34 pm | 7 comments | 1857 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Homework: How much is too much?

Pick a kid at random and ask him if there's too much homework. You'll probably get the look that says, "Duh. Of course there's...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kerry Dickinson, on Oct 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm | 21 comments | 2773 Views

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Local officials urge yes vote on Prop 22

A crowd of local officials gathered Tuesday to protest a state practice that's shifted billions from city budgets to the...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by anger ?, on Oct 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 6 comments | 1474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teacher training highlighted at school board meeting

While teachers across the country have been getting lambasted for poorly performing students and failing schools, their counterparts...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Nurse Shark, on Oct 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm | 27 comments | 2701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

9-year-old takes home top prize in downtown pumpkin carving contest

Taylor Potter, 9, took home top honors Saturday at the annual pumpkin carving contest sponsored by downtown Pleasanton merchants. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2010
Last comment by katie, on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:14 pm | 3 comments | 1644 Views

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Bowser, Laursen win seats on Pleasanton school board

It was an early victory for two of the three Pleasanton School Board candidates, Jeff Bowser and Joan Laursen, who campaigned...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Get the facts:, on Nov 5, 2010 at 5:04 pm | 5 comments | 2123 Views

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Foothill High students hear about holocaust from Czechoslovakian survivor

Never again. Holocaust survivor Susan Greenwald told a Foothill High School honors English class that they need to remember...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by ThankYou, on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:33 am | 5 comments | 1607 Views

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UC president seeks 8% tuition increase to $12,150 annually

Blaming under-funding by the state, UC President Mark Yudof is proposing raising student tuition by 8% and reducing pension...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:21 am | 10 comments | 1588 Views

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A persuasive voice for a school parcel tax

If the Pleasanton school board is going to ask voters again next year to pass a parcel tax, as is likely, it can count on...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by a reader, on Dec 1, 2010 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 3283 Views

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Newsom expected to veto 'Happy Meals' toy ban but S.F. Sups could overturn

Legislation to ban "Happy Meals" toys that could be copied by other Bay Area cities is being opposed by San Francisco Mayor...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2010
Last comment by kolohe, on Nov 15, 2010 at 9:52 am | 13 comments | 2166 Views

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Foothill, Amador Valley high school marching bands holding free field show tomorrow night

The Foothill and Amador Valley high school marchng bands will hold a free field show performance at 7 p.m. tomorrow on the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Tonight!, on Nov 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 2239 Views

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Harvest Park students on friendships, traditions, respect

There's a reason they're called "tweeners." They're stuck in the middle, too old for elementary school and not old enough...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2010
Last comment by Toni, teacher and parent, on Nov 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm | 1 comment | 2355 Views

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8% tuition hike for UC students passes with 5 regents voting against

In a move that disgruntled many students, the University of California Board of Regents has approved an 8 percent tuition...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 26, 2010 at 5:25 pm | 2 comments | 1824 Views

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Pleasanton names new Teen Poets Laureate

The city of Pleasanton has selected high school seniors Vivian Tsai of Foothill High School and Mitch Grimes of Amador Valley...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2010
Last comment by Pam Grimes, on Nov 28, 2010 at 7:14 am | 1 comment | 2296 Views

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Letters

<B>OMI thanks Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7621 posted Friday, November 26,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2010
Last comment by Maja7, on Nov 30, 2010 at 9:16 am | 6 comments | 1782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Letters

<B>Hostility toward teacher's union Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=7697 posted...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Stacey, on Jan 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm | 54 comments | 3295 Views
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