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Districts split between choices for high school mathMore…

Strong bi-partisan support for school construction bond on Nov ballot while Gov Brown is still weighing the issue. More…

What’s on the November Ballot? Prop 44, the Rainy Day Fund, but other initiatives didn’t qualify. More…

Teacher tenure, aka Vergara ruling, becomes campaign issueMore…

Piedmont Harvest Festival to return Sept. 28 with food trucks and more – More…

Piedmont Choir experiences life-changing concert in EstoniaMore…

Piedmont City’s Capital Improvements Committee reviewed “wish list” of projectsMore…

Middle School shown to be key to college & career pipeline – Read more.

Presentation on City Ped/Bike Plan – Mon., July 14 at 5pm in City Council Chambers. Piedmont Planning Commission will hear presentations on recent progress in the planning process for the City’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP). Learn more.

Piedmont rowers with Oakland Strokes strike gold at junior nationals – Read more

“Teacher tenure ruling opportunity to create a workplace for 21st century learning” – Commentary from EdSource. Read more.

Teacher tenure, the purpose of higher education, and more – Commentary from recent KQED Forum guest and author of “Beyond the University,” Michael Roth. Read
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California special ed to get federal intervention – Learn more.

PUSD Board in the news: Considering next steps after Measure H loss and other highlights – Read more.

California 2014-15 Budget Highlights for Education – Read
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Piedmont, Oakland hills: Summer camps available in wide variety – Read more

PUSD officials, school board “disappointed” by Measure H defeat – Read more.

More money for Common Core, early education and funding formula in final CA budget – Read more.

Sacramento lawmakers approve CA budget – Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders last week reached a compromise. More….

California laws on teacher tenure, layoffs and dismissal are struck down – Read more

PHS & Millennium HS Class of 2014 College Matriculations – Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Learn what Piedmont graduates are doing and where they’re off to next year here.

$9 billion school construction bond for California schools moves toward November ballot – Read more.

Last week’s Mini-Maker Faire a huge success! Hundreds of participants maximized their creativity quotient at Saturday’s first Mini Maker Faire at Piedmont High School. Read more.

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

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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Volunteering in our schools

In the News

School Board President Andrea Swenson ready for challenges of a new school year - More...

The Piedmonter - Learn about new staff and the latest news from our schools. More...

Superintendent Constance Hubbard: My Word
Piedmont schools are starting a year of change and innovation. More...

With Anne Dolid as new Havens Principal, a familiar face assumes top role. More...

City announces new Rec Dept Director - Sara Lillevand, the director of athletics at Cal State East Bay, has been chosen as Piedmont's new Recreation Department director. More...

New twist to old debate on accelerated math Districts can offer high school math the traditional American way or blend Algebra and Geometry together, the way other nations do. More...

Task force urges remake of civics education Course needs transforming to become a core element of study and community engagement. More...

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PUSD Announcements & Highlights

New Principal Appointed for Beach Elementary School - PUSD is delighted to welcome Mr. Michael Corritone to our community of learners. On July 1, 2014 the Board unanimously approved the appointment of Mr. Michael Corritone as the new Principal for Egbert W. Beach Elementary School, effective July 1, 2014. Learn more 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, minutes and meeting materials, click here.

Next Meeting: Wed, Sept 10 at 7pm - Agenda (subject to change) includes revised 2014-15 Budget and 2013-14 Unaudited Actuals; Alan Harvey Theater options.

Recent Highlights:

  • Wed, Aug 20 - Revised 14-15 budget; CSEA agreement; review of Pedestrian/Bike Plan draft
  • Tues, July 1 - Special board meeting for board member assignments; Andrea Swenson appointed President and Sarah Pearson Vice President.

  • 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.

    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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