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SCHOOLS & KIDS

what makes a good teacher?

I'm curious to find out what readers here consider the characteristics of good teachers. How would you tell the difference...

Original post made by Sandy on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Karen, on Mar 9, 2009 at 10:13 am | 16 comments | 2186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can the topics surrounding the Parcel Tax be posted separately?

I'm one of the Pleasanton parents on the fence about the parcel tax. Before the vote, I'm trying to learn as much as I can...

Original post made by On the Fence on Mar. 10, 2009
Last comment by Jeb Bing, on Mar 15, 2009 at 9:50 pm | 16 comments | 1992 Views

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Amador again moves to finals in 'We the People' competition

Amador Valley High School is advancing to the championship round of the 2009 "We the People" national finals tomorrow in...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Steve, on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:02 pm | 16 comments | 2201 Views

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Public Sector Unions Growing Power

An outstanding analysis of the growing power of public sector unions is in the Wall Stree Journal's Editorial page. This...

Original post made by Ceasar on May. 14, 2009
Last comment by Bad Business, on May 15, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 16 comments | 1774 Views

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Our Schools Don't Need Teachers like Jerry Shelley

After reading the postings by former teacher Jerry Shelley, I am glad he is a former teacher! He may be a nice man, but...

Original post made by High School on May. 16, 2009
Last comment by Stinky12, on Oct 22, 2009 at 1:52 pm | 16 comments | 2129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Republicans for Measure G

Why would I, a Republican, support Measure G? It is a new tax. Smaller government and no new taxes are the Republican mantra,...

Original post made by YES ON G! on May. 23, 2009
Last comment by No on G, on May 25, 2009 at 2:05 pm | 16 comments | 1940 Views

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PUSD Board Meeting 5/26/09 7 pm

School Board meeting this evening. Agenda and materials located here: http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BoardofTrustees/MeetingsAgendas.cfm Included...

Original post made by tax revolt 2 on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by NO ON G, on May 27, 2009 at 10:42 am | 16 comments | 1765 Views

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If you are a teacher and Measure G fails...

They are always looking for help at the fair during the summer. AV teacher and varsity basketball coach Don Underwood works...

Original post made by Helping out on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Helping out, on May 29, 2009 at 9:54 pm | 16 comments | 1641 Views

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Parcel tax fails

Voters defeated a potential funding source for the school district Tuesday, and now members the Pleasanton Unified School...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by resident, on Jun 6, 2009 at 7:30 am | 16 comments | 1688 Views

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Official Layoff Numbers:

From PUSD E-Mail Connection-OFFICIAL LAYOFF NUMBERS: At the June 3 meeting of the Pleasanton Unified Board of Trustees,...

Original post made by Staff on Jun. 5, 2009
Last comment by john, on Jun 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm | 16 comments | 1926 Views

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Small-Minded Attacks on Kathleen

"Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about things. Small people talk about other people." Kathleen Ruegsegger...

Original post made by John Adams on Jul. 3, 2009
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 8, 2009 at 10:57 pm | 16 comments | 1956 Views

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Why a Search Firm ? I don't know...

Why a search firm ?, I don't know, you tell me: By Robert Jordan/Contra Costa Times "Pleasanton-Pleasanton school trustees...

Original post made by Original Joe on Nov. 9, 2009
Last comment by john, on Nov 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 16 comments | 1615 Views

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Does anyone know why our district has so much debt compared to other districts?

I heard from a friend that our district carries 18-20% debt while most other districts carry 3-4%. Why is this? What is...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 3, 2010
Last comment by an old mom, on Feb 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm | 16 comments | 1355 Views

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Seniority-only Based Layoffs Hurt Students

At the end of this PDF link is a suggestion for an alternative system that can be implemented based upon the results of the...

Original post made by Stacey on Mar. 8, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 15, 2010 at 6:50 am | 16 comments | 7598 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 | 2244 Views

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Need a math tutor for my 6th Grade child

My daughter needs a math tutor. She is in 6th grade and is currently in pre algebra class. Does anyone have a recommendation?...

Original post made by Pre Algebra Help on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by momof2, on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:55 am | 16 comments | 2989 Views

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PUSD employees get a paid Birthday Holiday?

According to the PUSD/CSEA contract (http://www.csea.com/content/chapterpubs/C/155/PUSD-CSEAContract-2008-2011-5-30-08.pdf)...

Original post made by Nomad on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Dark Corners of Town, on Nov 20, 2010 at 6:40 am | 16 comments | 3315 Views

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Amador Valley High wins state "We the People" competition

Amador Valley High School captured first place in the 'We the People" state finals this afternoon in Sacramento. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Big supporter, on Feb 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm | 16 comments | 2726 Views

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It's About Time! PUSD and teachers union *start* negotations

On the agenda for the Tue Feb 8, 2011 PUSD school board meeting (http://www.pleasanton.k12.ca.us/BoardofTrustees/MeetingsAgendas.cfm)...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Feb. 5, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 1918 Views

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Measure E: separating the myths from the facts

There are certain ideas that most of us can agree on: Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/story.php?story_id=8084...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2011
Last comment by Scott, on Apr 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | 16 comments | 2351 Views
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Pleasanton Costco appears headed to crowded November ballot
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