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California Schools on the Brink
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Piedmont Schools Face Cuts if Prop 30 Fails
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PHS Students and Staff Honor Beloved Science Teacher in Memorial Service
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New Havens Principal Talks about Literacy, Her Passion for Education and Enthusiasm for the Piedmont Community
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Piedmont Star Test Scores Top Charts for History, Science and English
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District Announces Completion of the Seismic Bond Program
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The recent PBS special on education featured recognized expert Diane Ravitch and educational philanthropist Melinda Gates discussing the importance of evaluations in shaping effective teachers. Their advice mirrors Piedmont’s new and innovative teacher evaluation system. More…

Summer Reading for Middle and High School Students – not all books are created equal.
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Pomp and Circumstance at PHS Graduation
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Incoming PHS Class of 2016 Says Farewell to PMS
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June Monach Receives Art Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award at May 9th School Board meeting.
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PUSD Thanks the Collaborative Problem-Solving Efforts of City of Emeryville, Beach Staff and the School Bus Program who worked to ensure Beach-by-the-Bay was safe and “all clear” for students and staff to return to classes after possible gas leak was announced nearby last Friday.
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The District’s 2011-12 Action Plan Updates reflect the vision and commitments for PUSD for 2011-12 and into the future.
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School Board Highlights: Teacher Evaluations, Beach Construction and Parcel Tax Escalator
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PHS Likely to Get High Marks in WASC Accreditation Process The review committee’s informal report recognized the goals of continuous improvement, esp in the area of tech, while highlighting PHS as “hands down – a great school.”
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Beach School Launches Capital Campaign to Help Complete Improvements
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Explore The Magnolia, the District’s E-Magazine. The new issue highlights the innovative professional training taking place at PHS, along with PMS’ powerful Spoken Word poetry project.
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NYT Op-Ed Columnist Thomas Friedman Talks about Education and why the most important resources to develop are “highly effective teachers, involved parents and committed students.”
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School Board Likely to Opt for 5% Parcel Tax Increase
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Piedmont’s New School Board Members Are Sworn In
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Giving Campaign Raises $1.6 Million for the Schools
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Transitional Kindergarten for 2012-13 School Year under Discussion
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School Parent Clubs Contribute Funds to Reinstate Furlough Days
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State Funding 101: Why the California education budget is so hard to understand
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Should Schools Cap AP Courses?
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State Budget Cuts May Affect Length of School Year
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Elite Schools Review Homework Policies
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Havens Parents Club President and VP Thank Retiring Principal Tery Susman
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Yes on Measure H

School & Community Highlights

Education, Safety & Accessibility: Learn about Measure H and the proposed plans to upgrade and make the High School Theater, aka Alan Harvey Theater, safe and accessible to all.

Alan Harvey Open House this Sunday, April 27 The facility will be open from 1-4pm; 800 Magnolia Ave.

PUSD Information and FAQs about the Theater and the upcoming June 2014 Measure H bond election can be found here.

  • For FAQs about "accessibility," click here.
  • For info about PUSD's previous bonds and capital improvements, please read Financial Summary of the Seismic Safety Bond Program, here.
  • Please email with more questions.

  • Learn about Common Core Standards, the new K-12 educational standards being adopted in schools nationwide. PUSD website has articles, videos and other sources of information here. PUSD is hosting forums on Common Core and new assessment systems throughout the year.

  • Common Core Curriculum Forum - Apr 24 & May 29. All meetings are 3:30-5:00pm in the PHS Student Center.
  • Common Core Math Standards Discussions & Reports Attend, learn and join the many upcoming discussions about the new math standards and course sequencing: Apr 24, May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 28. More details, location, times here.
  • Common Core Math FAQs.
  • Learn about proposed CC Math progressions here

  • School Board Updates - Learn more on the PUSD website. Meetings are Wed evenings (generally 1-2x/month) at 7pm at City Hall, 120 Vista. Watch board meetings live on KCOM, channel 27, or later by video archive . For agendas and meeting materials, click here.

  • Next Meeting: Wed, May 14
  • Wed, April 9 Highlights include facilities green standards; facilities use fee structure; school site safety plans; student accountability reports; approval of the 2% Parcel Tax escalator and a review of 13-14 District goals.
  • Highlights from Wed, March 26 - Approval of Measure A parcel tax escalator; review of new computer-based assessment system, California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) to replace STAR tests; final public hearing for CSEA contract openers; & announcement of Art Hecht winner, Ray Perman.

  • LCFF: Jerry Brown's New School Funding Formula - Get a sense of what it means for Piedmont here. For more specifics about LCFF, please visit EdSource.

    Access to PEF Student Directories Online Directory comes with $60 membership to your Parent Club, along with a hard copy directory. Not yet a registered member? Join online or call 653-1816. Membership is limited to parents and guardians of students.

    Exemptions to Measure A School Support Tax Homeowners who reside on their property and qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may learn more about the application process here.

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    In the News

    Prop 30 Passes: California Votes to Fund Education - Learn more in Bloomberg/Business Week and the SF Chronicle.

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