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Pleasanton school district to consider layoffs of classified union members

Even as it's hiring counselors, custodians and assistant principals, the Pleasanton School Board will consider laying off...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Unions, not, on Apr 18, 2013 at 11:58 am | 20 comments | 5646 Views

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Amador parents, staff, students create wish list for new principal

Parents of Amador Valley High School students want a principal who can balance being an administrator and still be personable...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by LOLcat, on Apr 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm | 9 comments | 3216 Views

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Amador's Class of 2013 ready to graduate

Commencement exercises are less than two months away but the Class of 2013 at Amador Valley High School couldn't wait to...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Apr 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 5 comments | 4369 Views

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Happy Talkers Foundation to provide free child developmental screenings today

The founders of the School of Imagination in Dublin and the Happy Talkers Foundation for Autism have teamed up with CBS and...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mitch Sigman, on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:33 am | 1 comment | 3951 Views

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Amador Valley advances to 'We the People' finals in Washington, D.C. competition

Amador Valley High School advanced to the championship round of the 2013 "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution"...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2013
Last comment by Christina, on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:09 pm | 3 comments | 3247 Views

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Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on May 15, 2013 at 10:13 am | 8 comments | 11786 Views

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Foothill parents say what they want in a new principal

Parents of Foothill High School students are looking for a "strong leader" in a new principal, someone with "demonstrable...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by FHS parent, on May 2, 2013 at 1:54 pm | 8 comments | 2756 Views

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Pleasanton school board could appoint new principals at its meeting tonight

The Pleasantonton school board may hire three principals at its meeting tonight, to replace two high school administrators...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on May 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 10 comments | 3216 Views

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Pleasanton school board goes out of town to hire new principals for schools here

The Pleasanton school district Tuesday hired Jason Krolikowski (in photo), an assistant principal from the San Ramon Valley...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by PUSD Insider, on May 24, 2013 at 12:22 am | 46 comments | 11240 Views

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Pleasanton school board approves smaller classes for first-graders

The Pleasanton school board has approved class size reductions for first-graders. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11282...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by Kelly French, on May 18, 2013 at 3:29 pm | 8 comments | 4030 Views

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U.S. News & World Report: Foothill, Amador Valley among top high schools in country

All nine Tri-Valley high schools scored among the top high schools in the country in the latest U.S. News & World report...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Ptown Lover, on Jun 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 37 comments | 8302 Views

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Pleasanton school district receives one-time windfall from state

The Pleasanton school district can look forward to some unexpected funding. Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/show_story.php?id=11284...

Original post made on May. 18, 2013
Last comment by Me Too, on May 24, 2013 at 11:09 am | 30 comments | 3772 Views

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Pleasanton school board declines bid to consider smaller class sizes for 2nd grade

With their successful campaign for smaller class sizes in first grade behind them, about 10 parents came back to the Pleasanton...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Sharolyn Borris, on May 30, 2013 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 19872 Views

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Seniors 'cut' days at Pleasanton high schools cost district $42,417

Senioritis is in full force as 12th-graders at Foothill and Amador Valley high schools continued the tradition of "cut days"...

Original post made on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by HS , on Jun 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 46 comments | 5256 Views

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At Pleasanton's Foothill High School, the writing is on the wall

A new mural at Foothill High inspired by New York artist and activist Keith Haring is in its final stages. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 4, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 5 comments | 3216 Views

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First-ever Education Summit introduces new science programs

The Pleasanton school district is incorporating more engineering and science into its curriculum with the idea of encouraging...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 4 comments | 2671 Views

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Children's voices ring true

Everyone can learn to sing, says Bee Chow, artistic director of Cantabella Children's Chorus, just like everyone learns how...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 4002 Views

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Class of 2013 graduates at Foothill, Amador Valley high schools as principals also say goodbye

Foothill and Amador Valley high schools held commencement exercises Friday night with thousands of parents, other relatives...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jul 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 11 comments | 8695 Views

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Pleasanton school board expected to approve 2013-14 budget of $115 million tonight

The Pleasanton School Board is expected to approve a $115 million budget for the upcoming school year that includes more...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:38 am | 18 comments | 5610 Views

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Sandia honors 22 local area high school girls for outstanding achievement in math, science

Sandia National Laboratories honored 22 local high school girls for academic accomplishments at its recent annual Math and...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Cholo, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:40 am | 4 comments | 16463 Views
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Tri-Valley cities rank high in poll
By Tim Hunt | 4 comments | 572 views