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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 »

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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 »

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Senate Committee Okays Portantino’s Higher Ed Package

Thursday, June 23, 2011 | 5:29 am

The Senate Education Committee today advanced two higher education bills authored by Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge). The bills are designed to continue Portantino’s efforts for reform and accountability. AB 2 Higher Ed Accoun... More »

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Caltech Students Win National and International Prizes

Monday, June 20, 2011 | 8:13 am

Students from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) won a large number of awards this spring, including a Fulbright grant, a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, three Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, two Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, a ... More »

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Blair School Celebrates Distinguished School Award, Rebuilt Campus

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 8:14 pm

On Tuesday, the Blair School community celebrated the high school’s 2011 California Distinguished School award and the dedication of its new middle school campus. Students onstage with school head and teachers. [Photo: PUSD] Students, teachers, parents, staff ... More »

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Blair School to Inaugurate New Middle School Complex

Sunday, June 12, 2011 | 2:49 pm

Students, parents, teachers and staff of Blair Middle & High School will join officials from the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) to dedicate Blair’s rebuilt middle school complex on Tuesday, June 14.  Highlighting the event will be the unfurling of t... More »

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Poly Basketball Star Michele Miller Is NHSCA Athlete of the Month

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 7:41 pm

GTM Sportswear and the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) recently announced Michelle Miller as the GTM Sportswear Athlete of the Month for February 2011. Miller was recognized at a press conference at Polytechnic High School on May 23. She recei... More »

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Caltech President Addresses “Caltech Community” in Town Hall Addresss

Friday, June 10, 2011 | 4:53 am

In his third annual Town Hall address to the Caltech community, President Jean-Lou Chameau looked back at the last academic year—from its game-changing research to its streak-ending basketball games—and considered the year to come. “Today, I’m pleased to s... More »

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East Arroyo Residents Association Raises $4,000 for Public Schools

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 9:31 am

The East Arroyo Residents Association (EARA) has helped to raise $4,000 for PUSD’s Cleveland and Roosevelt elementary schools by participating in the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Families and Neighbors Supporting Schools (FANSS) Challenge. The Associati... More »