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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 »


All 2011 PCC Radiologic Program Students Pass National Exam

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 7:07 am

The entire 2011 graduating class of the Radiologic Technology program at Pasadena City College has passed the national board exam and received their national certification and state licenses. “The students that come into this program are really dedicated,”... More »


Esther C. Salinas is New Principal of Sierra Madre School

Thursday, August 25, 2011 | 2:08 pm

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry announces the appointment of Esther C. Salinas as principal of Sierra Madre School. She has replaced Principal Gayle Bluemel who retired in June. “Ms. Salinas’ vibrant and inspirational leade... More »


Pasadena City College Appoints New Executive Team Members

Monday, July 25, 2011 | 8:02 am

The Pasadena Area Community College Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the appointment of five new members of the Pasadena City College Executive Team. The appointments are the culmination of an extensive, four-month, nationwide search.  Three hir... More »


Sixteen Alverno Seniors Receive Lifetime Service Award

Thursday, July 21, 2011 | 3:55 pm

  From left to right: Corrie Antillon, Bianca Melkonian, America Molgado, Alexandra Shoji, Nicole Tolosa, Erica Nevarez, Maryanne Householder, Sascha Rosemond, Julia Morreale, Marissa Jones, Regina Cabrera and Liliana Jacobs. Not pictured: Daphne Lu, Karineh ... More »


PUSD Names Rose City High School Principal

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 4:47 am

Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Edwin Diaz announced today the promotion of Eric Sahakian as principal of the Rose City High School. Mr. Sahakian, who has been principal of Loma Alta Elementary since 2009, will manage the alternative hig... More »


PUSD Names Jon Gundry as Superintendent

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 | 9:50 pm

[Updated June 30, 2011 | 3:45 p.m.] The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education announced Wednesday night that, by a unanimous vote of 7-0, it will enter into negotiations with Jon R. Gundry as the final candidate for the new Superintendent ... More »


Opinion: “Graduation: Stepping Into the Future”

Friday, June 24, 2011 | 5:11 am

On June 21, Hillsides Education Center hosted its graduation ceremony. HEC is a small non-public school serving not only many of the Hillsides residents, but also students from the greater Pasadena area. This year four seniors graduated. A long standing custom... More »