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SCHOOLS & KIDS

German Program at Foothill cuts????

Heard some rumors the program may be getting some cuts... Does anyone know more facts? ...

Original post made by Concerned on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Curious, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 527 Views

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Checkmate: Chess Club offers strategies, problem solving and competition

Chess may be the "Game of Kings" but some young non-royals are giving it a go in Pleasanton. "You can be like a king and...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 5, 2014 at 4:48 pm | 2 comments | 401 Views

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Pleasanton school board approves accountability plan

The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved of the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) at its meeting...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Deport Cholo, on Jun 30, 2014 at 9:01 am | 5 comments | 1701 Views

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New vice principal hired to serve 2 middle schools in Pleasanton

The Pleasanton school board Thursday unanimously approved the appointment of a new vice-principal to serve both for Harvest...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Staff, on Jun 28, 2014 at 12:07 am | 10 comments | 2384 Views

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New apartment complex, homes approved next to Bernal Community Park

The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved construction of a high density, multi-story apartment complex along with...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Lisa, on Jun 27, 2014 at 3:45 pm | 18 comments | 3511 Views

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Special Pleasanton school board meeting set for tomorrow morning

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday to appoint a new vice-principal. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Teachers getting raises approved at 8 AM meeting? , on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 1961 Views

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School board approves modified 'lite' calendar

After last night's two-hour report and discussion on the approval of a modified calendar option, the school board approved...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:32 am | 168 comments | 10582 Views

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Pleasanton School Board Meeting Confusion...???

Okay... at the last school board meeting they kept on bringing up "object 10.9." At first the board brought it up but they...

Original post made by CURIOUS on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gram-ME, on Jun 24, 2014 at 8:29 am | 2 comments | 292 Views

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Pleasanton school board set to vote on possible modified calendar

The Pleasanton school board is set to vote on the instructional calendar for the 2015-16 school year in open session at next...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by shocked parent, on Jun 23, 2014 at 10:44 am | 25 comments | 3949 Views

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Calendar 'option' on Pleasanton school board's agenda for tomorrow night

The Pleasanton school board has a packed agenda for the June 17 meeting, which includes: a discussion and vote for an "alternative...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Shadow, on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 60 comments | 3244 Views

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AMADOR GRADUATION SAFETY HAZARD

I want to make everyone who is planning on attending Amadorís graduation Friday aware of a safety hazard - one that caused...

Original post made by Amador mom on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Amador mom, on Jun 16, 2014 at 4:55 pm | 8 comments | 631 Views

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Fyi...Film Showings About "Common Core" July 22

I have heard a great deal about Common Core and am very concerned about what I've heard. I intend to do more homework about...

Original post made by Concerned Mom on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Damon, on Jun 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm | 13 comments | 439 Views

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Bay Area nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by liberalism is a disease, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:07 pm | 27 comments | 2713 Views

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It's Graduation Day for Pleasanton's Class of 2014

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools will hold graduation ceremonies today for the Classes of 2014. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:32 am | 2 comments | 2041 Views

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Documents detail Walnut Grove principal's ouster

Jon Vranesh left his office at Walnut Grove Elementary School so quietly on Oct. 25, 2013, that not even the people closest...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by AP, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:30 am | 174 comments | 13427 Views

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Back-to-back champs

The Catholic Community of Pleasanton's 8A Boys defeated St. Isidore, 43-32, to successfully defend their Tri-Valley Basketball...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Good Job, on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 2 comments | 565 Views

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5-year-old wins chess competition

Hearst Elementary School student James Du, 5, took first place in the kindergarten division of The Northern California Chess...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by Kevin, on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:57 pm | 1 comment | 218 Views

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Judge rules against teacher tenure rules

Vergara vs. California - the Students Matter lawsuit - the challenge to CA teacher tenure rules that effectively prevent...

Original post made by Registered Joe on Jun. 10, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:17 am | 18 comments | 510 Views

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Science fair sees 'explosive growth' at county fairgrounds

Congratulations to the four winners and 646 other student participants at the recent Science and Engineering Fair at the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Winnie, on Jun 12, 2014 at 2:08 am | 1 comment | 217 Views

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Parents against proposed calendar modifications in Pleasanton schools

The district's boardroom was standing-room only with parents eager to learn more and voice their opinions about the non-traditional...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Jun 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm | 82 comments | 5949 Views
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