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PUSD Board Set to Praise ‘Nutrition, Health and Walk to School Week’

Monday, September 26, 2011 | 6:09 am

Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education is set to approve a resolution praising “Nutrition, Health and Walk to School Week” which is celebrated annually by Altadena, Cleveland, Webster, Madison and Willard schools and this will be held October ... More »

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Growing Imaginations

Saturday, September 24, 2011 | 8:15 am

Remember how your imagination was so powerful and so real when you were you a child? Wouldn’t it be delicious to be able to let yourself go… to let the real world morph into a fantasy place of your making, if even only once in a while? Have we got the place fo... More »

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PUSD Supt. Gundry: Adopt 21st Century Curriculum

Monday, September 19, 2011 | 5:17 am

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon Gundry says he wants the children of Pasadena to be ready to embrace and conquer a future we can now only imagine. To achieve this goal, teachers, principals and administrators must shift their focus t... More »

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PUSD President, Superintendent Deliver State of Schools Remarks

Friday, September 16, 2011 | 6:13 am

PUSD Board of Education President Renatta Cooper and Superintendent Jon R. Gundry during the question-and-answer portion of the State of the Schools event in the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Schools are the heart of the community, Pa... More »

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PUSD Supt Jon Gundry Calls for ‘Engaging’ Methods of Teaching

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 6:30 pm

PUSD Superintendent Jon Gundry during State of the Schools event, Sept. 15, 2011. Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon Gundry during his speech at the State of the Schools Thursday night emphasized the need for more engaging and collabora... More »

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Pasadena Educational Foundation Celebrates 40th

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 6:04 pm

They brought cup cakes, streamers and banners. There were live jazz bands too. And don’t forget the balloons. And they sang Happy Birthday! With that, the Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), one of the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) most import... More »

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Pasadena Educational Foundation Celebrates 40 Years Today

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 4:51 am

[UPDATED: 9/15/2011 at 1:15 p.m.] The Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF), which has grown into one of the Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) most important support organizations — last year bringing it over $10 million — will celebrate its 40th a... More »

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New Faculty Member at Caltech Studies How People Decide

Monday, September 5, 2011 | 9:19 am

The sky is gray, but you’re not sure if the clouds will clear or rain will pour. Do you grab an umbrella when you go outside? Decisions like this are filled with ambiguity, and we’re faced with them every day, whether picking stocks or choosing the sweetest wa... More »

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State Releases Pasadena Unified’s Performance Rankings

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | 5:38 am

The California Department of Education on Wednesday released the 2011 Accountability Progress Reporting (APR) which showed that Pasadena Unified School District schools improved one percentage point in their Academic Performance Index (API) scores from 758 in ... More »