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SCHOOLS & KIDS

EVOLUTION BEING TAGUHT IN PLEASANTON SCHOOLS

It has come to my attention that the theory of evolution is being taught in the public schools in your city of Pleasanton....

Original post made by Teacher on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by unclehomerr.., on May 28, 2009 at 7:40 am | 24 comments | 1622 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

List of top 1500 U.S. High Schools

I came across a Newsweek article that is from June 8, so I'm not sure if it's already been discussed/looked at, but I figured...

Original post made by PToWN94566 on Jun. 30, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 1, 2009 at 7:12 pm | 24 comments | 2461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Makes a Great Teacher?

It is an important question to ask because teacher quality has a great influence on student achievement. An educational...

Original post made by Stacey on Jan. 19, 2010
Last comment by dublinmike, on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm | 24 comments | 1941 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Automatic Salary Increase Puzzle

Student achievement is greatly affected by the quality of teacher. Therefore, how do automatic salary increases equate to...

Original post made by Stacey on Feb. 24, 2010
Last comment by cna training, on Feb 28, 2010 at 10:58 am | 24 comments | 1422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton chooses new school superintendent

In a search that's lasted nearly six months, Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) has selected its next superintendent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2010
Last comment by Patriot, on May 3, 2010 at 9:05 pm | 24 comments | 3399 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens say pressure leads to cheating, drug use, depression

A recent panel to address the causes of teen stress came up with a simple answer to who's responsible for pushing kids to...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2010
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 16, 2011 at 10:38 am | 24 comments | 2999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grassroot Effort to Save Class Size in Pleasanton

There is a grassroot effort to keep the Class Size to a 25 students to 1 teacher ratio for K-3. No money is due now. Only...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on May. 17, 2011
Last comment by Really! Really!, on May 19, 2011 at 8:19 am | 24 comments | 3320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What about the PUSD High Schools?

This past year I was Chairman of the AVHS School Site Council and Chairman of the AVHS PTSA Grant Committee. I share the...

Original post made by Al Cohen on Jun. 4, 2011
Last comment by My 2 cents, on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:06 am | 24 comments | 2269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What are we raising?

I've been bothered by some stories I've heard around town in regards to our teenagers. Stories about boys asking girls to...

Original post made by Concerned about our kids on Oct. 27, 2011
Last comment by Brad, on Nov 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm | 24 comments | 2607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sign the on-line petition if you believe PUSD should revert to the prior lice policy and communicate to parents in the class

See this KTVU news story http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/pleasanton-school-district-starts-new-policy-for/vr46Y/ If you...

Original post made by petition on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Fact Checker, on Mar 6, 2013 at 11:22 pm | 24 comments | 2145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

does someone know why the PTSA says this?

I just learned that the graduation ceremony from AVHS used to be held at the fairgrounds, with only 3 tickets per students....

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by Alice, on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:39 pm | 24 comments | 2820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Parent Priorities

Over the last month I have read about local Pleasanton students vandalizing a school library, Senior cut day and finally...

Original post made by Dawn on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:32 pm | 24 comments | 2786 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board to consider longer school year at its meeting tonight

The Pleasanton school board tonight will consider extending the school year, possibly beginning classes in mid-August or...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Oct 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 24 comments | 5975 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board set to discuss new possible calendar options

The Pleasanton school board will meet Tuesday night to hear a report on the non-traditional calendar for the 2015-16 school...

Original post made on May. 24, 2014
Last comment by Jtjh, on May 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm | 24 comments | 4429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

CA Teacher Union Sued by Teachers - Supreme Court

A group of teachers has sued the CA Teacher's Union over mandatory payment of union dues. The US Supreme Court will hear...

Original post made by Another watcher on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 16, 2016 at 9:34 am | 24 comments | 1581 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

"Too Old' for Hip Surgery

To all those who voted for OBAMA, what is your reaction to the following article? Are you surprised? You shouldn't be....

Original post made by kt on Feb. 16, 2009
Last comment by Stacey, on Feb 23, 2009 at 10:44 pm | 24 comments | 2309 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Why can't UN do anything with the Somalia Pirate problem?

Why doesn't the world react to the Somalia pirate problem? 6 pirate attacks and takeovers in one-week. Why does UN sit...

Original post made by Concerned World Citizen on Apr. 8, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 12, 2009 at 5:22 pm | 24 comments | 2098 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Rescued, Captain Phillips a HERO - 3 Pirates killed

The details of how the rescue took place is still coming in but the Captain and our Navy/military are heros! I have been...

Original post made by Marine Mom on Apr. 12, 2009
Last comment by . . ., on Apr 13, 2009 at 11:12 pm | 24 comments | 2258 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Obama's national healthcare makes no sense to me - FOR UNREGISTERED USERS

I don't know why Einstein restricted comments to registered users of this site. Even Einstein would know that the more information...

Original post made by Ken in South Pleasanton on Jun. 18, 2009
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 24, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 24 comments | 1776 Views

STATE, NATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL

Kim Jong Il has pardoned two American journalists and ordered their release

North Korea: 2 U.S. journalists pardoned (AP) – 15 minutes ago SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean media say leader...

Original post made by Clinton on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Scam, on Aug 5, 2009 at 1:24 pm | 24 comments | 1615 Views
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Does Applying to More Get You Through the Door? Why More Is Not Better in College Admissions
By Elizabeth LaScala | 1 comment | 579 views