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Amador Valley High teacher among candidates for county Teachers of the Year

A Pleasanton teacher is among the educators vying for this year's Alameda County Teachers of the Year award Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Allyson Camillucci, on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:41 pm | 4 comments | 1687 Views


Vintage Hills Elementary selected as National Blue Ribbon School

Vintage Hills Elementary School in Pleasanton has been selected for a prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Program award,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by Lori, on Sep 30, 2015 at 1:07 pm | 7 comments | 1616 Views


Classes starting Oct. 1 offer help for parents with difficult teens

Pleasanton Unified is launching a parent-involvement course that will help adults intervene with difficult adolescents. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by reson mustpreval, on Sep 26, 2015 at 8:55 am | 16 comments | 955 Views


Shocking language within Union reps and teachers shows double standard

I just read the documents that included sworn depositions from high-ranking union officers and others involved in the Vranesh...

Original post made by Not PC on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by CP for short, on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 10 comments | 906 Views


Head of the Class: Bull takes reins at Donlon

Bull, 43, is Donlon's new principal, but the city resident is no stranger to Pleasanton Unified. He worked for the past 15...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Shauna Johnson, on Sep 23, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 964 Views


Pleasanton students score high marks on new state standardized test

About 75% of district students who took the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), the new state...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Ruegsegger, on Sep 22, 2015 at 8:37 am | 28 comments | 3282 Views


Vranesh files challenge to OAH ruling

Former Walnut Grove principal Jon Vranesh filed a legal challenge last week to an administrative court's decision that the...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by CP for short, on Sep 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 3370 Views


PPIE - Donation Statistics

Where can I find statistics on PPIE donations? I'd like to see breakdown by school, community demographic, and grade. I...

Original post made by Pleasanton Parent on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Jerry, on Sep 13, 2015 at 8:24 am | 4 comments | 372 Views


School board approves staff changes, budget adjustments, preschool plan

The Pleasanton school board met Tuesday night to approve staff changes, discuss the district's budget, start the process...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Rod, on Sep 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2176 Views


Pleasanton school board to discuss budget, teacher approval tomorrow

The Pleasanton Unified school board will meet Tuesday night to discuss employee contract approval, field trip approval, the...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1569 Views


A "Common Core" Math Problem: Old Way vs. New Way

Check this out and determine for yourself why so many students like me are confused. Old Way: 32-12 = 20 See the...

Original post made by Confused Student on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Julie, on Sep 7, 2015 at 8:33 am | 8 comments | 707 Views


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 no stress, on Sep 3, 2015 at 7:45 pm | 14 comments | 1591 Views


Who is the third person to be paid a settlement by PUSD in the Vranish Case

And how much did PUSD have to pay? Why hasn't this been made public information? The other two pay outs have been made...

Original post made by Mary F. on Sep. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 395 Views


School board cancels special meeting on Vranesh case

The Pleasanton school board has canceled a special meeting previously scheduled for tonight to discuss details of an administrative...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by The madness continues..., on Aug 30, 2015 at 10:54 am | 63 comments | 4014 Views


Walnut Grove Custodian Mike Payne Suddenly Removed

Beloved Walnut Grove custodian of nineteen years, “Mr. Mike” Payne was blindsided by a request from PUSD Superintendent Jim...

Original post made by Christine on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by WG Parent, on Aug 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 14 comments | 149 Views


Document details decision in Pleasanton school case against former principal

Former Walnut Grove Elementary principal Jon Vranesh was properly dismissed by the Pleasanton Unified School District due...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by CarPark, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 18 comments | 8767 Views


Jim Hansen: Back on campus

Pleasanton's interim schools superintendent Jim Hansen admits he has a steep learning curve this year. Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Another Parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 6 comments | 3532 Views


Wheels bus stops for 606 and 611 Vintage Hills

The map provided by Wheels bus service for school bus routes 606 and 611 is not clear on the cross streets, other than the...

Original post made by Member on Aug. 23, 2015
Last comment by Erika, on Aug 24, 2015 at 9:15 am | 1 comment | 253 Views


School District Child Care

Why does the YMCA run some of the child care centers located at the schools? What can we do to change this? I need the care...

Original post made by Janine on Aug. 6, 2015
Last comment by Kenny, on Aug 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm | 16 comments | 885 Views


Pleasanton school board approves new principals, teachers, other contracts

Two new elementary school principals are in place for the start of the school year next week after the Pleasanton school...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by kathleenrueb, on Aug 21, 2015 at 1:37 am | 13 comments | 4050 Views
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Editorial: Pleasanton Police Department's unwarranted silence unacceptable
By Gina Channell-Allen | 17 comments | 1,148 views

Responding to a comment
By Tim Hunt | 18 comments | 766 views

The Cleric and the clerk*
By Tom Cushing | 5 comments | 247 views

The Arts and Critical Thinking
By Roz Rogoff | 2 comments | 114 views