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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Yeah! Obama's "Common Core" Program is Officially Dead

In a big win for our children, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has officially declared Obama's disastrous Common Core education...

Original post made by pleasanton parent on Jan. 18, 2018
Last comment by Grumpy, 17 hours ago | 15 comments | 889 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sweeney steps down as Foothill High football coach

Saying it was just time, Foothill High School football coach Matt Sweeney stepped down Tuesday after 31 years of coaching...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Dave McMorrow, on Jan 16, 2018 at 9:44 am | 10 comments | 7884 Views

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Dublin: Health officials investigating death of Kolb Elementary student

The death of a student in the Dublin Unified School District is being investigated by the Alameda County Public Health Department,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2018
Last comment by Hannah, on Jan 16, 2018 at 1:14 am | 6 comments | 2922 Views

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Foothill weighs changes to bell schedule

A later start time? An "access" period? Adding brunch to the day? These are among the ideas the Foothill High community is...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Ridiculous , on Jan 8, 2018 at 9:55 pm | 32 comments | 3265 Views

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Tim Talk: Frustration grows in Dublin

Frustration levels are running high for some Dublin residents, driven by over-crowded schools that they believe are exacerbated...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by Scott Walsh, on Jan 8, 2018 at 12:56 pm | 5 comments | 2669 Views

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PUSD gets high marks from state

The Pleasanton Unified School District has met the highest performance level on three of four reported state indicators of...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Grumpy, on Dec 26, 2017 at 9:05 am | 3 comments | 1730 Views

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Amador senior selected for annual U.S. Senate Youth Program

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Wednesday named high school students from Pleasanton and Berkeley...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jas24x4, on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:02 am | 1 comment | 3178 Views

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School board expected to appoint new president, vice president Monday

The Pleasanton school board is set to elect a new president and vice president at their last regular meeting of 2017 on Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by cover up, on Dec 13, 2017 at 11:24 am | 7 comments | 2065 Views

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Valley Humane coordinator wins national award

The education coordinator at Valley Humane Society has been selected by a national animal education nonprofit as its 2017...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Congratulations!, on Dec 3, 2017 at 9:44 am | 2 comments | 1850 Views

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School board to consider new agreement between district, teachers union

The Pleasanton school board Tuesday night will be asked to approve a new collective bargaining agreement between PUSD and...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2017
Last comment by Is this Brentwood person the same person?, on Nov 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments | 1629 Views

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Foothill volleyball making postseason run

The Foothill girls volleyball team stormed into the North Coast Section semifinals with a pair of wins last week. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2017
There are no comments yet. 232 Views

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Pleasanton Preps: Jackson scores six TDs for Falcons in blowout over Wildcats

The Foothill Falcons varsity football team moved to 5-3 with a 48-0 win over Dougherty Valley last week on the strength of...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1266 Views

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Former Pleasanton school board member Gunson dies in Utah

Clark Gunson, a Pleasanton school board member who served for 15 years, including during school district unification, died...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2017
Last comment by Julie Testa, on Nov 10, 2017 at 8:49 pm | 2 comments | 1967 Views

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Around Pleasanton: Chief Spiller talks crime, other police issues

Police Chief Dave Spiller has been making the rounds lately to talk up Pleasanton, and with good reason. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by Oliver Heaviside, on Nov 3, 2017 at 11:04 am | 10 comments | 2133 Views

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PPD: Suspect search prompts lockdown of Village High, preschool

Village High School and the nearby STEAM Preschool were placed on lockdown for close to a half-hour Monday after a suspicious...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by Close that school, on Nov 1, 2017 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 2896 Views

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PPD: Village High student arrested for bringing gun to school

A Village High School student was arrested after Pleasanton police allegedly found them in possession of a loaded handgun...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2017
Last comment by Baker, on Oct 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm | 39 comments | 4834 Views

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School board to consider architect for Lydiksen Elementary rebuild

Fresh off the heels of a special workshop on governance Thursday, the Pleasanton school board Tuesday is set to consider...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2017
Last comment by FalseNews & AlternativeFacts, on Oct 24, 2017 at 10:04 pm | 11 comments | 1684 Views

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Services planned for Dr. Bill James, former Pleasanton schools superintendent

A memorial service for Dr. Bill James, former long-serving superintendent of Pleasanton schools who died earlier this month,...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Robin Neal, on Oct 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm | 2 comments | 2764 Views

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Head of the Class: Gates working to make Donlon 'feel like home'

Janet Gates, who most recently worked as a vice principal at Lydiksen Elementary for three years, replaced Sebastian Bull...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Lori, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 2255 Views

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Head of the Class: VillaseƱor settling in at Valley View

Soraya VillaseƱor was not planning on education as a profession. Read the full story here https://www.pleasantonweekly.com/news/2017/10/04/head-of-the-class-villaseor-settling-in-...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2017
Last comment by Calvin, on Oct 6, 2017 at 6:41 pm | 1 comment | 2152 Views
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Salami, Salami … Baloney
By Tom Cushing | 25 comments | 606 views

Time for new collaboration between city and school district
By Tim Hunt | 2 comments | 479 views

Holiday Fund raises $70,000 for 12 Tri-Valley nonprofits
By Jeb Bing | 0 comments | 89 views