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PUSD brings back staggered reading programs

The Pleasanton school district is looking back to move ahead, re-instituting a policy of staggered starting times that it...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2012
Last comment by awesome, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm | 7 comments | 2988 Views

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Parents protest plan to bring back staggered reading

Parents upset with a change in schedules at elementary schools packed the Pleasanton school district's boardroom Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2012
Last comment by PIE, on Jan 16, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 51 comments | 9575 Views

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Ceminsky chosen as new principal at Donlon Elementary in Pleasanton

Stephanie Ceminsky, who served as an assistant principal at Amador Valley High School this past school year, has been selected...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2012
Last comment by Marsha, on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 2864 Views

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Classes cut? Not for dedicated Harvest Park teacher

Cuts that eliminated special summer school programs for gifted students weren't enough to stop Lynn Gatehouse, a teacher...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Lynn Gatehouse, on Jul 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 2001 Views

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High schoolers don't always 'like' Facebook

Facebook has been a phenomenon since Mark Zuckerburg created it in his Harvard dorm room in 2004 and it spread like wildfire...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Jul 30, 2012 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 2487 Views

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Three incumbents announce candidacy for school board seats

All three incumbent Pleasanton school board members have confirmed they will seek reelection this fall as their terms expire,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Sep 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm | 33 comments | 3723 Views

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Freshmen registration starts at noon today at Foothill High, Tuesday at Amador Valley

Freshmen registration at Pleasanton's high schools starts tomorrow as the district begins the process of opening schools...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2012
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 15 comments | 2722 Views

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Cultivating student success

Degi Haastrup knew for almost 10 years that he wanted to go to Las Positas College. Haastrup is a student from Nigeria, and...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Jim Ott, on Aug 20, 2012 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1896 Views

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Pleasanton school board to discuss special education, ballot propositions tonight

The Pleasanton school board returns from its summer break with a study session on special education set for 6 p.m. tonight,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 21, 2012 at 11:51 am | 5 comments | 1871 Views

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Pleasanton schoool district revises plan for special education students

The Pleasanton school district decided Tuesday night to look at providing better services for special needs children -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by JoAnna Jensen , on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 79 comments | 9839 Views

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Pleasanton school board backs two competing education funding bills

The Pleasanton School Board decided Tuesday night to hedge its bets and back both competing education spending plans up for...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm | 38 comments | 5381 Views

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Letters

<B>Commitment remains strong Read the full story here http://pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=9774 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Lou, on Sep 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm | 6 comments | 2222 Views

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New book club meets tonight to deal with challenges of success

A new book club is meeting at the Pleasanton library tonight to discuss "The Price of Privilege" by Dr. Madelyn Levine, a...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Sherie MacGregor, on Oct 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm | 1 comment | 2403 Views

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Drivers of buses for handicapped children threaten to strike today in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton school district is gearing up for a possible strike by bus drivers for physically-challenged students. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm | 47 comments | 5207 Views

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Teens take interest in politics, too

As the November election approaches, Pleasanton residents await the opportunity to vote Nov. 6. But those 18 and older are...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Pete , on Oct 7, 2012 at 8:53 am | 9 comments | 5618 Views

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Pleasanton school board to hear latest state funding estimates at tonight's meeting

The Pleasanton School board will get an update on the latest financial news from the state at its meeting tonight. The update...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 13, 2012 at 6:50 am | 31 comments | 9416 Views

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'Dance fest' to raise money for orphans displaced from Burma

A Pleasanton teen is offering something for the mind, body and spirit for those who come out to her Girl Scout Gold Star...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by Mary, on Oct 16, 2012 at 9:29 am | 5 comments | 2563 Views

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Pleasanton school district moves emails to new system, seeks to recover lost messages, data

The Pleasanton school district's email system was down for nearly a week, between Oct. 16 and 22, but the district has moved...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Dear Cloud?, on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:43 am | 11 comments | 2376 Views

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Email system crash forces PUSD to go analog

The Pleasanton school district's email system was down for nearly a week, between Oct. 16 and 22, but the district has moved...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by The dog ate my email, on Oct 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm | 3 comments | 1923 Views

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Students, alumni, parents honor Amador band director

It's been a great month for Amador High School's band director Jon Grantham. Not only has he been honored as the district's...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cindy Gehl, on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:58 am | 1 comment | 1695 Views
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