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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton Middle School told to do better job teaching Hispanic students

Pleasanton Middle School has to do a better job of teaching math to Hispanic students, according to a state review of test...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2011
Last comment by lisa, on Mar 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm | 77 comments | 6606 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Perfect (on the) pitch

It's a school record! The Amador Valley High School Freshmen Boys Soccer Team finished its season with a perfect 22-0-0 record. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by Proud AVHS Boys Frosh Soccer Parent, on Feb 18, 2011 at 10:26 am | 3 comments | 2536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board member's wife on union team

At first glance, it might seem like a conflict of interest that Pleasanton school board member Jeff Bowser and his wife are...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by woody, on Feb 27, 2011 at 3:51 pm | 105 comments | 7230 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves more cuts

The Pleasanton school board asked staff, at its last meeting, to come up with other cuts as a way of saving reading programs...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2011
Last comment by Cuts Stink, on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:13 am | 49 comments | 4196 Views

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Layoff notices headed to PUSD employees

The Pleasanton school board voted last night to send layoff noticesto more than 62 employees, although board members hold...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2011
Last comment by Really?, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm | 154 comments | 8813 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 | 1835 Views

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Pleasanton's Housing Element workshop meets tonight

The city of Pleasanton will host the first of three neighborhood workshops tonight to seek public input regarding sites being...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Melisa, on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm | 13 comments | 2496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton schools to get extra $300,000 in state funds

The Pleasanton school district has a little more money in its coffers, but not enough to make a significant difference in...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by b, on Mar 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm | 25 comments | 3854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fourth-graders ace imagination challenge

The Pleasanton Sparks, fourth-graders from Hearst Elementary, won first place in the elementary division at the Regional...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm | 5 comments | 2606 Views

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Pleasanton's Housing Element workshop meets tonight

The city of Pleasanton will host the final neighborhood workshop tonight to seek public input regarding sites being considered...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2011
Last comment by iwastheretoo, on Mar 17, 2011 at 6:18 pm | 4 comments | 2223 Views

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Cheer teams from Pleasanton schools win at Disneyland

Teams from each of the three Pleasanton middle schools won awards at the United Spirit Association Junior Nationals held...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Becky, on Mar 17, 2011 at 8:46 am | 3 comments | 4174 Views

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Cook-Kallio seeks help in convincing Congress to keep funding We the People program

Pleasanton City Councilwoman Cheryl Cook-Kallio, a teacher at Irvington High School in Fremont who coaches the school's "We...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by Cheryl Cook-Kallio, on Mar 18, 2011 at 9:21 am | 11 comments | 2759 Views

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News digest

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted to endorse Measure E, the $98-per-year parcel tax for schools...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by comment, on Mar 23, 2011 at 3:34 pm | 18 comments | 3066 Views

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Parcel tax opponents speak out at board meeting

For the first time, opponents of Measure E, the parcel tax to benefit Pleasanton schools, have spoken out against it at a...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by Voting no, on Apr 2, 2011 at 9:15 pm | 241 comments | 11738 Views

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School district launches CORE fundraiser

Citing the state budget crisis, the Pleasanton Unified School District has said they need help from parents to continue to...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2011
Last comment by dan, on Mar 31, 2011 at 11:35 am | 21 comments | 3403 Views

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Vote Yes on Measure E

The sample ballot and voter information pamphlet on Measure E, the school district' proposed $98 a year parcel tax, has been...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2011
Last comment by Really?, on Apr 25, 2011 at 4:09 pm | 176 comments | 6849 Views

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Measure E parcel tax ballots being mailed to voters today

Ballots for the Pleasanton school district's proposed Measure E parcel tax are being sent to registered voters today. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm | 84 comments | 4130 Views

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Measure E signs dotting Pleasanton's landscape

Signs calling on voters to vote Yes or No on Measure E are dotting the Pleasanton landscape, mostly on front yards of homes...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by pRes, on Apr 19, 2011 at 10:38 am | 124 comments | 5703 Views

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Pleasanton schools could face more than $5-million in new cuts, board learns last night

With budget negotiations suspended in Sacramento, the Pleasanton school board was told last night that it could face as much...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2011
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 24, 2011 at 10:02 am | 79 comments | 4980 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 | 2274 Views
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