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PUSD to Close Burbank, Loma Alta Elementary Schools

Thursday, November 18, 2010 | 11:29 am

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education voted to close Burbank Elementary and Loma Alta Elementary Schools. The action concluded a consolidation process that lasted nearly three months and included the appointment of a community-based st... More »

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PUSD to Consolidate, Relocate Multiple Schools

Tuesday, October 12, 2010 | 6:37 pm

Jon Furman, Chair of the School Consolidation Study Committee, issued the following statement regarding the school consolidation process: “On Saturday, October 9, the PUSD School Consolidation Committee, by a vote of 12 – 8, recommended that three elementary... More »

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PUSD Awarded $2.4 Million to Increase Graduation Rates

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 10:25 am

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced it will receive a three-year $2.4 million grant from the United States Department of Education High School Graduation Initiative. PUSD will receive approximately $800,000 annually to support dropout prevent... More »

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Eliot Middle School Fitness School of the Year

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | 5:39 pm

  Principal Pannell accepts award from Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced that Eliot Middle School was named a 2010 School of the Year by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for its commitment ... More »

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Middle and High School Reforms Trigger Gains in PUSD Test Results

Monday, August 16, 2010 | 4:17 pm

The rate of improvement in student achievement continues at Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD), as middle schools and high schools post double-digit gains over the last five years, and elementary schools continue to rise, according to the 2010 Standardize... More »

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Two-Week Algebra Jumpstart Class for PUSD Ninth Graders

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 | 1:22 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) is offering an intensive two-week Algebra-readiness class to give incoming ninth graders a jumpstart in high school math before the start of the new academic year.   The free class begins August 23 at Blair IB ... More »

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PEF’s FANNS “Technology Challenge” Raises More Than $118,000

Friday, July 16, 2010 | 9:52 am

As the result of the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s successful “Technology Challenge” initiative, 24 PUSD schools have raised significant funds – a total of $118,729 — to pay for technology at their schools. The “Technology Challenge” was the fi... More »

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PUSD Selects Teacher of the Year

Friday, July 2, 2010 | 3:12 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced that McKinley School Kindergarten teacher Tina Repetti Renzullo has been named the district’s Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Repetti Renzullo is also PUSD’s nominee for the Los Angeles County Teacher of the... More »

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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 »