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Vranesh lawsuit story moved from top story headline in a matter of 2 hours

So today Jon Vraneshes lawsuit story broke on the Pleasanton Weekly. It was listed under "Top Headlines" for about 2 hours....

Original post made by Clean up the mess on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by What Happened, on Oct 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments | 1167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Volunteer Ops for children

I have 12 year old who is having a very difficult time at school and is being constantly and actively bullied. They just...

Original post made by Mom of 2 on Oct. 27, 2014
Last comment by My thoughts, on Oct 27, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 3 comments | 782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Un-Schooling

I've heard about this practice but I still don't know what it is. Apparently it involves letting kids stay home and do whatever...

Original post made by Da Man on Nov. 1, 2014
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 3 comments | 1029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Fake School Operator Susan Su Sentenced to 16 Years in Federal Prison

http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/news/2014/2014_11_03_su.sentenced.press.html PUSD Deputy Superintendent signed a lease...

Original post made by Pleasanton resident on Nov. 3, 2014
Last comment by Trisha, on Nov 4, 2014 at 5:55 am | 3 comments | 1965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board approves student achievement plans

The Pleasanton school board unanimously approved the Single Plans for Student Achievement (SPSA) as recommended by district...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by AV Teacher, on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:10 am | 3 comments | 3910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill PTO votes to become PTSA

Foothill High School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) voted in full support of becoming a Parent Teacher Student Association...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Foothill Neighbor, on Mar 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 2320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, Inform Yourselves and Refuse Common Core Testing

Common Core will rob the "joy of learning" in your kids. Inform yourselves. Stand up against Common Core. Stand up for...

Original post made by NoCC on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Citizen, on Mar 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 3 comments | 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hits from the '90s take center stage Saturday

Here come the '90s! The Firehouse Arts Center is hosting the 13th annual Youth Music Festival, which this year is featuring...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by Ruthann, on Mar 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 2259 Views

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Vranesh, others testify at former principal's dismissal hearing

Earlier testimonies were refuted and the character of one witness was questioned during testimony Monday at former Walnut...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Ann O'Neal is correct, on May 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 3 comments | 2258 Views

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Local students heading to Destination Imagination finals Wednesday

Two teams of Pleasanton students will be in Knoxville, Tenn. for three days starting Wednesday for the 2015 Destination...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Ajay Dhillon, on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 pm | 3 comments | 3905 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Citing sky high legal costs of $900,000 since 2012, Palo Alto considering dumping PUSD law firm Fagen Friedman and Fulfrost

The Palo Alto newspaper reports http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/06/10/school-board-split-on-law-firm-contract this morning...

Original post made by JJ on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by FactsOnly, on Jun 11, 2015 at 12:39 am | 3 comments | 1388 Views

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New Private School near Walnut Grove/Mohr/Alisal

Can someone please provide information on the new private school that is going to be on Valley Avenue near the Santa Rita...

Original post made by Question on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Map, on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:09 am | 3 comments | 1116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Honors Geometry Help

Any recommendations for an after school tutor for honors geometry in 9th grade at AVHS? Thank you....

Original post made by Member on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Damon, on Aug 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 3 comments | 848 Views

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Pleasanton girl starts 'What if? fundraising campaign

A Harvest Park Middle School seventh-grader is looking to give back to children facing serious health concerns through an...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Cholo, on Dec 22, 2015 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 2207 Views

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State superintendent shares thoughts on Common Core, elimination of exit exam

State superintendent Tom Torlakson shared his vision for what the California's education system will strive for in 2016 at...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by BobB, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 3 comments | 4416 Views

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Rage girls donate handmade supplies to pets in need

Pleasanton Rage U11 Orange and White team members joined together this fall to help kittens and cats in need by donating...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Seriously, on Dec 28, 2015 at 10:49 am | 3 comments | 2113 Views

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Dianne Howell named Pleasanton school district's assistant superintendent of HR

Pleasanton's school board last night appointed Dianne Howell as permanent assistant superintendent of human resources Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Meredith Bauer, on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:34 am | 3 comments | 3163 Views

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Pipe Bomb at Amador

I have heard recent rumblings at my kids grammar school that there was a pipe bomb at Amador High School recently. One of...

Original post made by Just Curious on Jan. 17, 2016
Last comment by Just Curious, on Jan 17, 2016 at 12:10 pm | 3 comments | 733 Views

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Could nearby districts' superintendent searches affect Pleasanton's hunt for new leader?

With two other Tri-Valley school districts searching for a superintendent this spring, questions have been raised about whether...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jamie Hintzke, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:36 am | 3 comments | 2357 Views

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AVHS principle AWOL?

Is it true that the principle at Amador has abandoned the school ever since he announced his resignation? Does anyone know...

Original post made by Strato on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Teacher, on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:14 am | 3 comments | 854 Views
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