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Don Austin, Ed.D.

Progress is Priority in PVPUSD

"No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible." -Voltaire

It often begins innocently. A person disagrees with an action, behavior, person or philosophy and takes their case to the media. With the advent of social media, the speed and ease of posting viewpoints is dramatically accelerated and often fueled with words that would not have been spoken face to face. The convenience of social media has also robbed individuals of the opportunity to spend time reflecting before sharing the first thought that enters their mind. In seconds, a hurtful, inaccurate or demoralizing post can earn hundreds of "likes" or endorsements without any thought, research or personal knowledge.

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Abigail Van Buren, better known as Dear Abby, counseled parents, "If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some... Continue Reading Progress is Priority in PVPUSD


Air Conditioning Feasibility Study
In April of 2015 the Board of Education approved an HVAC Feasibility Study for Rancho Vista Elementary School, Point Vicente Elementary...

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Educators of the Year Announced
The PVPUSD is proud to announce the 2015 Palos Verdes Peninsula Rotary Educator of the Year award winners. The following teachers...

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CAASPP Test Results Released
In Spring 2015, PVPUSD students in grades 3-8 and 11 took the 2015 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), Smarter Balanced...

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Back-to-School Night Information
The 2015-16 Back-to-School night schedules are listed below: Elementary Schools: All elementary schools (except Dapplegray) will hold their Back-to-School night...

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