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PUSD Cuts Dropout Rate By More Than Half Since 2007-08

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 | 3:37 pm

The number of students who left high school without a diploma in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) has dropped by more than 50 percent since 2007-08, according to data that the district recently submitted to the California Department of Education. PU... More »


Three PUSD Seniors Win Gates Millennium Scholarships

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 9:31 am

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced that Valeria Sosa from John Muir High School and Marshall Fundamental Secondary School students Crystal Bascou and Samantha Hwang have won the highly-coveted Gates Millennium Scholarship for outstanding min... More »


Blair High School Wins Distinguished School Honor

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 9:33 am

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced today that Blair High School has been named a 2011 California Distinguished School Award winner by the California Department of Education. Blair High School is among 97 secondary schools statewide to win th... More »


Local Students Participate in Peer Mediation Invitational

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 9:03 am

108 students from 22 schools around Los Angeles County have deepened their commitment to creating peace during the Western Justice Center’s 8th annual Peer Mediation Invitational (PMI). “I am grateful for PMI for giving [students] the opportunity to share what... More »


PUSD to Issue Preliminary Layoff Notices

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 | 11:52 am

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education acted on Tuesday to protect current class size in the face of an $11.5 million budget gap that is the result of the fourth consecutive year of multi-million dollar state budget cuts, expiration of ... More »


Edwin Diaz to Resign as Superintendent of PUSD

Thursday, February 24, 2011 | 3:14 pm

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) announced that Superintendent Edwin Diaz will resign at the end of the current school year. Diaz has served as Superintendent of Schools for the 19,000 student, K-12 district since 2007. “The position of Superinten... More »


Caltech Snaps 310 Game Conference Losing Streak

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 | 2:26 pm

[Caltech Today] For the first time since Jan. 23, 1985 the Caltech men’s basketball team posted a win in a conference game. On Tuesday evening the Beavers beat Occidental College 46-45 at the Braun Athletic Center. It was the first SCIAC win for the Caltech pr... More »


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 »


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 »