Community Education

Community Education 2022


The Pleasanton PTA Council is pleased to present a Community Education Event:

Let's Crack Open the Grading Conversation

Join us to learn how grading practices that are accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational will improve learning, minimize grade inflation, reduce failure rates, and become a lever for creating stronger teacher-student relationships and more caring classrooms.

Author Joe Feldman is our keynote speaker. He will start promptly at 6:30 and the evening will include a brief discussion and Q&A with PUSD students, parents and teachers. If you would like to submit a question ahead of time, please scroll down for the link to our Q&A Form.

Register to attend in person or use the Zoom link to watch the event livestreamed:

For information or questions, email Sharon:

If you want to get more in depth on the topic, you can purchase the book at Towne Center Books or pick up a copy at the Pleasanton Library.

"Joe Feldman peels back the curtain and shows the many flaws of our traditional grading system. His arguments are convincing–and the alternatives he proposes are both practical and powerful. Reading this book will make you re-think the way you assess students and will inspire you to enact a system that encourages revision and redemption instead of compliance and corruption."

-- Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Co-Founder, Challenge Success

To submit a question, please click on the form:

Community Education

The Pleasanton PTA Council partners with the City of Pleasanton, PTown Life, and the Pleasanton Unified School District, to provide community education classes.

More information is available at the Pleasanton Unified School District's website for Adult and Career Education.

Overloaded and Underprepared

Did you miss the 2nd Annual Parenting Forum on Feb. 3?

Overloaded and Underprepared

Presenter: Denise Pope, Ph.D.,

Challenge Success Cofounder

Stanford University Senior Lecturer

Author of "Doing School" and coauthor of "Overloaded and Underprepared"

Sponsored by the Pleasanton PTA Council, the City of Pleasanton,

and the Pleasanton Partnerships in Education Foundation

Informational videos on "The Well Balanced Student" are now available to PUSD families for a limited time.

  • The Well-Balanced Student (K–8)

  • The Well Balanced Student (High School, optional Mandarin subtitles)

The videos will be available to view at through Sunday, Feb. 18 for free using the promo code "Pleasanton." After registering for a free Vimeo on-demand account, select the desired video, click rent, and enter the promo code.

Discover a healthier way to support your child through the college admissions process, and learn how you can best support mentally and physically healthy kids who are engaged in learning and have strong connections with their friends, families, and communities. Breakout sessions to follow keynote presentation.

How to Raise an Adult

On February 4, 2017, Julie Lythcott-Haims provided the keynote address at a parenting event sponsored by the Pleasanton PTA Council, City of Pleasanton, Pleasanton Unified School District, Pleasanton Partnerships in Education, and Friends of Pleasanton Library.

This special event was for parents trying to find the trying to find the right balance on how to raise children in an increasingly complex and competitive environment.

Julie Lythcott-Haims is the former Dean of Freshman and Undergraduate Advising at Stanford University and author of the New York Times best-seller, How to Raise An Adult. The taped keynote address is below.

Challenge Success has graciously made two informational videos available to our families for free through February 18, 2018: