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PUSD Reaches Agreements with Teacher, Classified Employee Union

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | 9:02 am

After almost two years of negotiations, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education approved a tentative agreement with the United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP), the union that represents district teachers.  If approved by the UTP members, the... More »

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PUSD to Issue Layoff Notices

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 9:42 am

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted last night to issue final layoff notices to 207 teachers, librarians, administrators, nurses, counselors, psychologists, clerical and maintenance workers to meet a $23 million budget deficit ... More »

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Edwin Diaz Responds to Early Measure CC Results

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 3:52 pm

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz made the following statement in response to early results of the Measure CC election: “Based on early results from the Los Angeles County Registrar, the majority of Altadena, Pasadena and Sier... More »

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Summer Enrichment Program for K-8 and High School Students

Friday, April 9, 2010 | 8:37 am

The Pasadena Educational Foundation’s seventh-annual Summer Enrichment Program is open to all students in the Pasadena area. Two complete programs for students in kindergarten through 8th-grade take place July 6 to Aug. 5. Classes for high school students take... More »

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Caltech Receives More than $33 Million from ARRA

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | 10:19 am

Research in genomic sciences, astronomy, seismology, and neuroeconomics are some of the many projects being funded at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).   As part of the federal government pr... More »

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Two PUSD Schools win Academic Achievement Awards

Monday, February 15, 2010 | 10:34 am

Two Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) school have won the 2009-10 Title I Academic Achievement Awards. Hamilton Elementary and Willard Elementary are among a select roster of California schools that will be honored by State Superintendent of Public Instr... More »

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PUSD and Teachers Union Hit Impasse

Thursday, February 11, 2010 | 12:16 pm

After almost two years of negotiations, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced today that it has reached an impasse with the United Teachers of Pasadena (UTP), the union that represents district teachers. “I am very disappointed,” said Super... More »

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PUSD Board Votes to Place Parcel Tax on May 4 Ballot

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | 6:04 pm

Facing the most severe reduction in funding from the State of California in its history, the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to place a local parcel tax on the May 4, 2010 election ballot.  Because of an 18 percent... More »

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Field Elementary School Wins Pasadena Showcase House Grant

Saturday, December 26, 2009 | 2:35 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced today that Eugene Field Elementary School is the recipient of a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts to help fund the school’s “Teaching Jazz to Kids” program.  Blair IB School and Don... More »

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Letter to Community From PUSD Board President

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 | 1:12 pm

Dear Community Member: Recently a document was distributed in the community that cast numerous inaccurate allegations regarding the Measure TT School Bond program which was approved by voters in November 2008.  The document was filled with incorrect and untru... More »

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Hamilton, Longfellow, Willard, Sierra Madre Named Honor Roll Schools

Friday, December 4, 2009 | 3:10 pm

Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) announced that four schools were named 2009 Honor Roll Schools by California Business for Education Excellence, a statewide association of businesses advocating for public school improvement.  Hamilton Elementary, L... More »

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PUSD Board President Warns Community About Difficult Budget Cuts Ahead

Monday, November 30, 2009 | 11:34 am

Dear Community Member, I am writing to you on behalf of the Board of Education with appreciation for your ongoing support for the students of the Pasadena Unified School District. I continue to see more parents and partners stepping up to assist our students w... More »