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AFT Convention in Los Angeles – July 11-14

Fighting Back, Fighting Forward on Top Domestic Issues The American Federation of Teachers’ mid-July convention in Los Angeles will focus on fighting back and fighting forward on key domestic issues…

Altadena Sheriff’s Station Crime Scene Investigator’s Camp for Teens – August 4 -8

Did you ever want to know what it is like to solve a crime as a real crime scene investigator (CSI)? Well, now young people with an interest in crime…

Coalition For Humane Immigrant Rights Of Los Angeles The California Table

The California Table, a network of 52 pro immigration reform organizations throughout the Golden State, unilaterally condemned actions by anti-immigrant zealots in Murrieta this week when immigrant children and families…

Ron Gold Urges Kamala Harris Not to Appeal Teacher Tenure Ruling

“Is she on the side of students and parents, or teachers’ unions?” Recently a Los Angeles judge took a whack at long standing job security for teachers-especially tenure. Such policies…

Pasadena Unified Board Of Education Appoints Brian McDonald, Ed.D., Interim Superintendent

At a special closed session meeting June 26, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Deputy Superintendent Brian McDonald, Ed.D., as Interim Superintendent until…

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Blueprint to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in California

For California to maintain its leadership in high-tech innovation, the state must emphasize helping students become literate in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom…

APIDC Holds 2014 Disabilities Leadership Institute Graduation Ceremony

On June 1, 2014, Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC) held a graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of its Leadership Institute. With generous funding from the…

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…