Education
Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Prizes

Left: Maksym Radziwill / Right: Rana Adhikari Credit: Caltech Two Caltech scientists have been named winners of 2019 New Horizons Breakthrough Prizes. Rana Adhikari, professor of physics, is being honored with the New Horizons in Physics Prize for “research on present and future ground-based detectors of gravitational waves,” according to the award citation. He shares the prize with Lisa Barsotti and Matthew Evans of MIT.…

Blair High School Has Something to Sing About

Blair High School will receive money to support its music program as a recipient of the 2018 Grammy Museum Signature Schools grant. Blair High School, located at 1201 S. Marengo Avenue, is one of four…

Bosco Tech to Launch Biological, Medical & Environmental Technology Program

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) has announced that it will add a Biological, Medical & Environmental Technology (BMET) program to its existing five STEM majors starting in Fall 2019. “Biotechnology is one of the…

United Teachers of Pasadena Reaffirms Support of Pasadena City Sales Tax Ballot Measures

The United Teachers of Pasadena issued a statement Sunday evening reaffirming its support for passage of Measures I and J on the November 6 ballot. The union originally endorsed both measures last August. If approved,…

School Closings and “Draconian” Budget Cuts Dominate Pasadena School Board Meeting

[Updated] Hundreds of angry and saddened students, staff, parents, and teachers packed the Pasadena Unified School District Board chambers, overflow meeting rooms and hallways Thursday, while the award-winning Wilson Middle School Lion Drum Corps performed…

Pasadena Unified Teachers Will Urge School Board Not to Renew Superintendent McDonald’s Employment Contract

Pasadena teachers plan to show up in force Thursday evening at the Pasadena School Board meeting to urge the Board not to renew its employment contract with Pasadena Unified Superintendent Brian McDonald. McDonald’s current contract…

Education Events

Thursday, October 18 - 2:30 pm PUSD Board Facilities & Capital Projects Committee Meeting

Saturday, October 20 - 8:00 am 12th Annual Young African American Males Conference

Monday, October 22 - 6:00 pm PUSD/SELPA Community Advisory Committee Meeting

Saturday, November 03

Eliot Arts Magnet Academy Annual Fund Auction Announced

Image by Chris Swoszowski Eliot Arts Magnet Academy is holding its first Eliot Arts Annual Fund Auction and Benefit on Saturday, November 3, 6 to…

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School Board Removes Citizen Oversight Committee Volunteer Chairman, Citing His Opposition to Upcoming Ballot Measure

The Pasadena School Board voted Thursday 5 to 1, with one abstention, to remove the volunteer chairman of a bond spending Citizens Oversight Committee over his public opposition to a ballot measure raising funds for the financially-strapped Pasadena Unified School District. A Pasadena Unified staff report had recommended removing Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee Chairman Quincy Hocutt based on his public opposition to, and authorship of a ballot argument against, Measure J on the city’s upcoming November ballot. Measure J calls for one-third of the anticipated $21 million in new annual revenue from a proposed hike Pasadena’s sales to be directed…

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