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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent evaluation on special Saturday meeting agenda

The Pleasanton school board will hold a special board meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Rose Hotel, 807 Main Street, Pleasanton....

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by truth, 38 minutes ago | 29 comments | 4333 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 | 193 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 | 841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board rescinds modified lite calendar

The Pleasanton school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to revert back to the traditional calendar starting the 2015-16...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by PUSDParent, on Mar 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm | 101 comments | 11792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How did the evaluation of the superintendent go over?

Wasn't able to make it to the meeting. Can anyone fill us in as to how it went? Any "interesting" people during the community...

Original post made by Curious on Feb. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hart teacher named 'Behring Teacher Ambassador'

A Hart Middle School teacher has been named a 2015-16 Behring Teacher Ambassador, announced by National History Day (NHD). Read...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Former Student, on Feb 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm | 5 comments | 1718 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Needs a Private School (like Thales) on a Public Scale

Good article below about a private school model that is not nearly as expensive as most private schools. The article below...

Original post made by Alt on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:27 am | 2 comments | 337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jon Vranesh back again at last night's school board meeting

Former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh addressed the Pleasanton school board during the community comment session...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by watchdogs, on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:20 pm | 93 comments | 10845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill PTO set to vote tonight on PTA affiliation

Foothill High School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is set to vote tonight whether to become an official Parent-Teacher...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by No to PTA, on Feb 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 4 comments | 1772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school district ranks among Bay Area's best

The Pleasanton Unified School District (PUSD) has been ranked the third-best school district in the Bay Area, according to...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by caywen, on Feb 19, 2015 at 10:36 am | 31 comments | 6555 Views

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Police department announces 2014 employee awards

The Pleasanton Police Department this week announced its 2014 "Officer of the Year" and "Professional Staff Member of the...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Feb 19, 2015 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 1124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Vranesh haring started yesterday?

Anyone know if the Jon Vranesh hearing started yesterday?...

Original post made by Helen on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Gina Channell-Allen, on Feb 18, 2015 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 416 Views

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Pleasanton teen advances to national science competition finals

An Amador Valley student has been named a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search (STS) 2015, which recognizes young...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 18, 2015 at 8:12 am | 5 comments | 3096 Views

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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 | 2314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schoool district revises plan for special education students

The Pleasanton school district decided Tuesday night to look at providing better services for special needs children -- and...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by JoAnna Jensen , on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 79 comments | 7841 Views

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Ptownlife.org Poetry Contest Underway: Deadline 3/6/15

Ptownlife POETRY Contest February 2015 Official Rules: You must be a member of Ptownlife to participate – Join now! Only...

Original post made by Ptownlife.org Web Team on Feb. 12, 2015
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PUSD Homework Policy

Students are only supposed to be getting 2 hours of homework each night (about 20 minutes per class). It's clear to me and...

Original post made by Angry on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Feb 11, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 12 comments | 879 Views

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Understanding Common Core

As the first month of the new year ends, the Pleasanton school district is continuing to fully implement the new Common Core...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by David, on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:13 am | 32 comments | 5185 Views

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School district loses ruling in Vranesh case

An attempt by the Pleasanton Unified School District to deny former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh a hearing into its...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by JOM, on Feb 4, 2015 at 10:40 am | 45 comments | 10853 Views

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AV Student Want Change

To Pleasanton Weekly readers- My name is Sophia Holbrook and I am a member of AVHS's school newspaper staff. I run the online...

Original post made by Sophia Holbrook on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Paula, on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 32 comments | 2057 Views
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