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Idyllwild Arts: Game On! But Can You Turn The Video Game Off?

In 2005, media theorist Steven Johnson’s Everything Bad Is Good for You celebrated the way that high-end video games tone and strengthen our mental muscles. Perhaps they do. Dr. Peter Gray challenges the comparison between gambling addiction and video-game addiction by drawing a radical contrast between games of chance and games that demand extraordinary skill (Link). But a sharp mind can be put to evil…

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Polytechnic School: The Magic of Chemistry

The magic of chemistry: After spending this year exploring the fundamental principles and practicing the skills of general chemistry, Poly sophomores recently had an opportunity…

How to Develop a Passion for Reading in Your Child

NHS 5-3-2017 pics01 In a world that is constantly fighting for our children’s attention with flashing buttons, crushing candy, and YouTube, it is no wonder that it is getting increasingly difficult to get children to read. You are not alone in the struggle to shift your child’s thinking,…

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The Gooden School Eighth Graders Visit Washington DC and Williamsburg VA

Gooden School eighth-graders enjoying day two of their five day trip to Washington D.C. and Williamsburg, VA. At today’s outing to Jamestown, the students learned…

Pasadena LEARNs After School Program is Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Summer of Discovery

Pasadena LEARNs 4-26-2017 pics01 Pasadena LEARNs After School Program is now accepting applications for 2017 Summer of Discovery! Program begins Tuesday, June 6, 2017 through Thursday, July 13, 2017, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with extended programs available until 5:30pm. Activities include: • ELA and Math support…

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Marshall Fundamental School Offer Enrichment Class to Students Interested in Filmmaking

Marshall Fundamental School is excited to offer this enrichment class for Marshall students interested in filmmaking. Taught by award-winning filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung, students are…

Interested in Maranatha High School’s Summer Academy for This Summer?

MHS 4-19-2017 PICS01 Did you know that Maranatha offers a rigorous Summer Academy that can benefit your child in several ways? The courses offered in our Summer Academy give your child more time to focus on a single subject. This optimal learning environment can be a reprieve from…

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Polytechnic School: Mud and Microbes

Poly fourth-graders recently learned about microbes with the help of Poly parent Dianne Newman, a member of the Caltech faculty who was recently named a…

Polytechnic School: The Art of Persuasion

Polytechnic School 4-13-2017 pics01 The art of persuasion: Take 74 eighth grade students, ask them to find topics on which to deliver a persuasive speech, and prepare to be impressed with the results. Several weeks ago, these students chose topics and then researched, wrote, and memorized their speeches. They…

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Marshall Fundamental School’s Transportation Innovation Project

All Marshall Fundamental School students created a project to improve transportation. The top 10 projects went to the headquarters of the metro building and presented their projects to an esteemed panel of judges. The hope is that these experts will now be able to make the Marshall project a reality. Marshall Fundamental School, 990 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-5810 or visit www.pusd.us/domain/30.        

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