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The School Bully: Recognition and Response

The National Center for Education Statistics’ recent numbers (Link) reveal that school bullying is shockingly common. More than one out of five middle school and high school students admitted being bullied at school in 2013: twenty-four percent of girls and a fraction under twenty percent of boys. The most common type of bullying was for girls to be subjected to rumors. Being made fun of,…

Realtors Presents Scholarships to Local Students

Front row, left to right: Scholarship Committee Members Lin Vlacich, Terry Doan Shelton and Deno Kidde. Middle row left to right: Scholarship Committee Chair Ruth McNevin, Rhema Taylor of Pasadena H.S., Myline Lam of San…

Rose City High School Wins Rotary Business Plan Competition

Photo: Rose City High School student Hunter Smith with Ray Carlson (right) of Rotary District 5300 Rose City High School student Hunter Smith won first place in the 2017 Rotary Business Plan Competition hosted by…

Wilson Middle School’s Jason Taylor Named Pasadena Unified Teacher of the Year

Jason Taylor, who teaches math and robotics at Wilson Middle School, has been selected as the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) nominee for the annual 2017 Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year, an honors…

Caltech Program Delivers Science to Local Elementary School

Caltech graduate student Michael Mazza helps a fourth-grade student strain strawberry pulp to extract its DNA. Credit: Caltech In fairness, Michael Mazza, a first-year Caltech graduate student, did warn the fourth-grade class at Cleveland Elementary…

Young McKinley School of the Arts Actors Stage “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Budding young thespians will take the stage at the McKinley School of the Arts this weekend to perform “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Engaging and humorous, this production is directed by Alison Gafinkel…

Education Events

Friday, June 16 - 10:00 am Caltech Commencement 2017

Monday, July 31 - 9:00 am Stratford School Short Film Camp

Thursday, January 01 - 12:00 am Recognition and Response

Sunday, July 02

Native American Arts Festival and Workshops Feature Traditional and Contemporary Arts

Experience Native American arts at Idyllwild Arts’ Summer Native American Arts Festival. We spoke with Heather Companiott, the Director of Adult Arts Center and the…

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Pasadena Unified Loses Funding for American Sign Language Program at Marshall, Explores Alternatives

Pasadena Unified School District officials confirmed Wednesday morning the District has lost funding for the American Sign Language program for students at Marshall Fundamental Secondary School and will shut down the program. “American Sign Language will continue to be offered in the Pasadena Unified School District at Blair and Pasadena High School, based upon student interest. The District is exploring alternatives to offer Marshall students who are interested in continuing ASL studies,” said Hilda Ramirez Horvath, Coordinator, Communications & Community Engagement at Pasadena Unified School District in an email this morning. Pasadena Unified Board member Scott Phelps explained that “because…

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