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Test Irregularities End Blue Ribbon Bid for Roosevelt Elementary

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | 8:52 pm

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon Gundry said today he is “disappointed” that the California Department of Education (CDE) cannot include Roosevelt Elementary School as a nominee for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program “because of... More »

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Caltech Elects Two New Members to Board of Trustees

Monday, January 9, 2012 | 1:10 am

Joshua S. Friedman (left) and Richmond A. Wolf Two business leaders, Joshua S. Friedman and Richmond A. Wolf, have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Caltech. Friedman will serve on the board as a trustee and Wolf (MS ’94, PhD ’97) as a young alumni ... More »

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The Amazing Mr. Stetson, Flintridge Prep’s Director of Admissions

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | 10:59 am

Art Stetson, Flintridge Prep’s Director of  Admissions, is by far in the top three when you think of interesting people on campus. He’s a charmer, and he never runs out of costumes – year after year he tops himself at Halloween. For all the news about l... More »

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PUSD Names Communications Director

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 10:35 am

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry today announced the appointment of Adam Wolfson as the district’s Director of Communications and Community Engagement, effective December 15. As a member of the PUSD’s Executive Leadership Te... More »

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La Salle High School Presents Homecoming Court

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 | 8:36 am

Homecoming Royal Court, from left Miles Brenninkmeijer, Josette Maskin, Matt Godshall, Kimberlyn Kelly, Sophie Nelson, Nick Sonnenburg, Kelly Ikeda, Connor Jenkins, Madison Worley and Christian Regalado. La Salle High School students had the opportunity to exp... More »

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St. Francis High School to Hold Open House

Monday, November 14, 2011 | 12:26 pm

St. Francis High School will be holding its annual Open House for prospective parents and students on Saturday, January 7, 2012 from Noon to 3:00 p.m.  They invite everyone from the community to join them to learn more about the benefits of a Capuchin Franc... More »

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Pasadena to Host Contenders for Nation’s Top Teen Science Prize

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 7:41 am

The path to science glory leads to Pasadena for 15 students contending for the year’s top teen science prize. The first weekend in November, these young innovators will compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high school students when the S... More »

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Pasadena Unified Board Reprimands Member Scott Phelps

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | 6:45 am

CORRECTION:  The original version of this story quoted School Board Member Ed Honowitz as describing Scott Phelps’ actions as “Gestapo tactics.” In fact, Honowitz was quoting the words of Ray Cortines. What Honowitz actually said was “”Mr. Cortinez, as the on... More »

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Caltech Named World’s Top University

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 | 4:46 pm

The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has been rated the world’s number one university in the 2011–2012 Times Higher Education global ranking of the top 200 universities, knocking Harvard University out of the top spot for the first time in the su... More »

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School Board Considers New Chief Academic Officer Tonight

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | 11:17 pm

The Pasadena Unified Board of Education is set to vote on the employment contract for the district’s new Chief Academic Officer in a closed door meeting Tuesday, a district official told Pasadena Now. The official would not name the individual who has been sel... More »

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School Board to City: Add Education Principle to General Plan

Thursday, September 29, 2011 | 6:11 am

The voting lasted less than five seconds amidst cheers from the audience. Voting 7-0, the PUSD Board of Education on Tuesday overwhelmingly adopted Resolution 2,166 urging the Pasadena City Council to add an eighth guiding principle to the city’s General Plan:... More »