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Local Educator Get NEH Award to Attend the Religious Worlds of New York Summer Institute

Kimberly Medendorp, middle-school English teacher and co-executive director of the Peace & Justice Academy, was invited to apply to this prestigious gathering of religious leaders and educators based on her…

PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry Announces Departure

PUSD Superintendent Jon R. Gundry Announces Departure

Board of Education Scheduled to Discuss Appointment of Interim Thursday Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announced today that he has been selected as the sole finalist…

Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Stabilize Teachers’ Retirement System

Taking action to reduce California’s long-term fiscal liabilities, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed AB 1469, which fully funds – over a period of years – the teachers’ retirement…

Education Roundup for Week Ending June 20, 2014

The California Department of Education (CDE) today issued this week’s roundup of education-related announcements of public interest. CDE Moves Forward with Implementing State’s Education Technology Plan California is moving a…

This ‘Tutor Doctor’ makes house calls

Tutor Doctor is a personalized one-on-one in-home tutoring service operating in the San Gabriel valley. This means that that their experienced tutors will provide individualized instruction customized for your student.…

Jefferson High School Students Make Dream Come True for 88-Year Old Musician

Jefferson High School Students Make Dream Come True for 88-Year Old Musician

-Courtesy photo 88-year-old Betts Hall thought she would never be able to play her beloved violin again. That is, until she met students from i.am College Track, an organization dedicated…

Senate Education Committee Approves Holden’s Bill to Provide High School Students with College Opportunity

Assemblymember Chris Holden’s (D-Pasadena) bill to expand pathways for high school students who want to pursue college courses or career tech classes was unanimously approved in the Senate Education Committee…

California Successfully Concludes Field Test of New Assessments, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces

More than 3 million students participate in trial run of modern computer-based tests to be in place next year Smarter Balanced Field Test has concluded, capping 12 weeks of test-driving…

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Receives $600,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has announced a $600,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to help build future leaders and assist with scholarships for students attending publicly-supported Historically Black…

Temple City Graduate overturns California Teachers’ Tenure

Temple City Graduate overturns California Teachers’ Tenure

Children in Class (file photo) – by Terry Miller The judge who has ruled that California’s tenure protections for public school teachers are unconstitutional hails from Temple City. Los Angeles…