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Common Core math workshop, instructional materials fair today

The Pleasanton school district is scheduled to host a Common Core Math Workshop and Instructional Materials Fair today. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by NoToCC, on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 4397 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 | 102 comments | 15737 Views

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Board discusses laptop program for Pleasanton middle schools

The Pleasanton school board heard a report from middle school principals at its meeting last night about a proposal to expand...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by WeWentThroughLaptop, on Nov 10, 2015 at 6:37 am | 21 comments | 5154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pleasanton school board looks at 4 new high school courses tonight

The Pleasanton school board will be discussing the possibility of four new high school courses for the 2015-16 school year...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ed, on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 3665 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 Get the Facts, on May 8, 2015 at 6:03 pm | 47 comments | 15682 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 | 33 comments | 8567 Views

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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 | 12002 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 Damon, on Mar 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm | 7 comments | 6075 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 | 4332 Views

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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 | 3448 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 | 2784 Views

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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 Lisa Kaelin, on Mar 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm | 6 comments | 3901 Views

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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 Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Mar 6, 2015 at 8:55 pm | 31 comments | 6951 Views

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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 | 2677 Views

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Las Positas: Our community's college

For those who have gone to small colleges for their degrees, Las Positas College measures up to the best of them in terms...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Matthew Kaplan, on Mar 30, 2015 at 7:45 am | 5 comments | 8765 Views

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Guest Opinion

We are fortunate to live in a wonderful city with exceptional schools. Our well-rounded students consistently demonstrate...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 20, 2015 at 11:28 pm | 44 comments | 6934 Views

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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 | 2622 Views

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Home sales rally in East Bay

As the number of homes on the market continues to drop and purchase prices continue to increase, home sales are still strong...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by WG Mom, on Mar 21, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 2 comments | 2181 Views

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Read the full story here http://www.pleasantonweekly.com/print/story/2015/03/20/letter-to-the-editor posted...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2015
Last comment by look it up, on Mar 23, 2015 at 6:57 pm | 11 comments | 4661 Views

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School board to look at new calendar process tomorrow

The Pleasanton school board is set to discuss the process and timeline regarding the development of calendar options for...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2015
Last comment by Concerned, on Mar 23, 2015 at 2:54 pm | 2 comments | 2074 Views
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