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Budget priorities ratified at school board meeting

San Diego is budgeting based upon looking at what needs to be funded instead of what needs to be cut. If a budget is a reflection...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 13, 2010
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jan 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm | 1 comment | 3568 Views

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10-year-old cancer survivor raises money for research

As medicine and technology improve, there are, fortunately, more and more people who can say they survived cancer. But Pleasanton...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2010
Last comment by bonnniee, on Jan 25, 2010 at 4:15 am | 1 comment | 1444 Views

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Aggrandizement, hazmat, cajolery, circuitous?

Aggrandizement, hazmat, cajolery and circuitous are probably not words in most people's daily lexicon, but they were a breeze...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2010
Last comment by Charlie and Muriel Kahsen, on Jan 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm | 1 comment | 1751 Views

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Education Mandates: Overhauling a Broken System

New report from the Legislative Analysts Office on California's broken education funding system: http://www.lao.ca.gov/reports/2010/edu/educ_mandates/ed_mandates_020210.aspx " ...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by June, on Feb 5, 2010 at 10:13 am | 1 comment | 1370 Views

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Why Some Middle Schools Do Better

Here's the article: "Report: middle school success tied to high expectations" http://www.ocregister.com/news/schools-236351-middle-report.html "Middle...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 26, 2010 at 6:30 pm | 1 comment | 1207 Views

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An interesting opinion about the teacher firings in Rhode Island

This opinion was posted on CNN. It is about the Rhode Island teachers firings: http://www.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/03/05/navarrette.teacher.firings/index.html?hpt=T2 Intersting...

Original post made by Rhode Island Teacher Firings on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by guess what, on Mar 8, 2010 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 1142 Views

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Amador Valley Winter Percussion Ensemble places 2nd in WGI Regional Competition!

The AVHS Winter Percussion ensemble placed 2nd in WGI Regional Competition on Saturday, March 13. The competition took place...

Original post made by Amador Parent on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by Cholo, on Mar 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm | 1 comment | 2485 Views

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Article states East bay school district will go bankrupt next year

This article talks about a San Jose school district's choices to take pay cuts/less instructional time. It is also mentioned...

Original post made by Article on Mar. 15, 2010
Last comment by Article, on Mar 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 1716 Views

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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 | 1199 Views

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Pleasanton Teacher of the Year 2010-2011

Congratulations to Marla Silversmith of Amador High School for being awarded Pleasanton Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011....

Original post made by Kasey Hillier on May. 6, 2010
Last comment by Lori J. Rice, on May 7, 2010 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 2061 Views

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Middle school boy sings Lady Gaga's 'Paparazzi'-Youtube

He made me cry!...

Original post made by Wendy on May. 12, 2010
Last comment by jessica, on May 13, 2010 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 1409 Views

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Sign of the times

Some Amador Valley High school students became teachers Tuesday, with first- through third-graders from Alisal Elementary...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by Awesome Teachers, on May 26, 2010 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 1387 Views

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Class of 2010

They stand on the bridge, with one foot in Pleasanton and the other poised to step into the future. College and careers await...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by amador student, on Jun 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm | 1 comment | 1425 Views

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Pleasanton schools perform well in state testing

Pleasanton schools did well on the state's Academic Performance Index (API) tests, but some areas still need work, according...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by angela reiswig, on Sep 17, 2010 at 5:30 pm | 1 comment | 1213 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 | 2234 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 | 2173 Views

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Budget challenges set for PUSD public hearing tonight

The Pleasanton school board will discuss budget challenges and hear public comment on possible solutions and alternatives....

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2011
Last comment by Sandy, on Feb 15, 2011 at 12:14 pm | 1 comment | 1223 Views

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Coins for cats, dollars for dogs

When Valley View Elementary fifth-grader Kaitlyn Glover heard animals being cared for by the Valley Humane Society would...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by North island, on Mar 8, 2011 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 1181 Views

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Vote on what?

The Governor wants the voters to decide on tax extensions/increases. What a lame choice. He won't tell the voters what an...

Original post made by Start Afresh on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by Start Afresh, on Mar 25, 2011 at 5:57 pm | 1 comment | 1287 Views

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Candy bomber drops into Danville

"Candy bomber" Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, now 89, kept the audience spellbound Sunday evening as he recalled the Berlin Airlift...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2011
Last comment by Trish, on Apr 15, 2011 at 6:33 am | 1 comment | 1372 Views
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